JESSICA ARNOTT, 29, WA
PLAGUED by self- doubt, Arnott defied her own confidence issues to make the final. A bartender, her food dream to open a “charcuterie deli, crossed with a bar” remains on track.
Barnes says “big flavours and Asian cuisine” are Arnott’s strengths. “She cooked these salads and dishes in the house with Japanese flavours and they were spectacular.”
Barnes says “dessert and pastry”, while McKay adds “they both don’t believe in themselves enough”.
McKay says Arnott makes “a mean mocktail mojito”, while Barnes adds “she had this obsession with colour- coding the fruit bowl”.