Officers cop a bit of kitchen criticism
MT DRUITT police officers Monique Fitzgerald and Sarah Moore were the first team to cook in Channel 7’s reality series My Kitchen Rules on Monday night.
They could barely contain their excitement when they welcomed judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel, plus the other teams, into Monique’s Yellow Rock home.
Despite only having three hours to cook their meal the pair were confident their police background would give them an edge.
“Our advantage over the other teams is the ability to work under pressure,” Monique said.
They named their home restaurant Crime and Nourishment, and decorated it with police paraphernalia including police hats, ribbons and even a motorbike.
Some elements of their menu of rocket, beetroot and goat’s cheese tart, crispy skin salmon and thrice cooked chips, and sticky date pudding, scored praise from the judges, but they also said there was room for improvement.
Their overall score was 68 out of 100.
“We did the best we could,” Monique said after the duo received their results. “We didn’t come away with the scores we were hopeful for at the beginning of the night, but we have walked away very happy with the scores we did get.”
MKR contestants Monique Fitzgerald and Sarah Moore.