Semi-Finalists Battle Their Way To The Grand Finale In Knorr Taste Quest...

Semi-Finalists Battle Their Way To The Grand Finale In Knorr Taste Quest (PHOTOS)

By Ella Ukairo | News Reporter on October 5, 2015

The Kitchen is steamed up and red hot, leaving only six contestants standing. Last week, there was a twist in the master class as neatness and presentation was important in judging the contestants which left six contestants standing to battle for a spot in the grand finale of Knorr Taste Quest season 3.

The competition was intense this week in the semifinals, as the search for Nigeria’s best was not only subjected to those that can toss, stir and crumble but those that can shop right for the freshest and best ingredients.  The contestants were given a budget of 10,000 naira to shop for some ingredients to prepare a three course meal with compulsory ingredients such as avocado for the starter, banga for the main course while the dessert must feature tiger-nut and grape fruit.

The contestants who assembled at Shoprite in Ikeja City Mall, were required to shop for essential ingredients which included red pumpkin, lettuce heart, ground beef and ginger that will enable them prepare a starter that could be tossed, a main course they can stir and a dessert that can be crumbled within a time space of fifteen minutes with a budget of ten thousand naira. After shopping, they headed to the master kitchen to start the task for the day.

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This got interesting when the judges: Dr. Robert and Chef Fregz unveiled Crabs full of life as the Secret Ingredient which threw the contestants in a loop. The expression on their faces was that of fear and surprise.

After one hour, Davies, Balogun, Victor, Dapo and Tunji plated all three dishes and apparently did not exceed the ten thousand budget, but Hauwa who plated just one dish exceeded the amount as she spent the sum of sixteen thousand naira to shop for all the ingredients she used.

Unfortunately, the judges were not too impressed with the dishes presented by most of the contestants especially the dessert.  However, Tunji amazed the judges with the taste of his dessert and emerged the winner of the week’s task. He was rewarded a sum of twenty thousand naira by the Knorr brand.

Meanwhile, Hauwa, the last female in the Kitchen took a final bow as she was evicted because she exceeded the budget and didn’t plate all three dishes; the judges however enjoyed every bite of her dish.

The “Master Class” final episode is going to be suspense filled, exciting, exhilarating, and packed full with thrills. The winner will be going home with a whooping N5,000,000 cash prize; kitchen equipment and loads of Knorr bouillon cubes. Knorr Taste Quest is proudly sponsored by Unilever, Total Gaz and Shoprite.

Five masters left and countdown to the grand finale, who will be crowned Nigeria’s culinary best? Do not miss the final episode of KTQ season 3. Watch on; Sat 7-8pm AIT Network, Sun 8-9pm Africa Magic World, Fri 8-9pm NTA Network, Fri 8-9pm STV Network, Sun 7-8pm ONTV. South West: Sat 6-7pm Delta State TV, Asaba, Sun 2.30 -3.30pm, Broadcasting Corporation Oyo state TV. South East: Sun 8-9pm Anambra Broadcasting service TV, Sun 6-7pm Cross river State Broadcasting Corporation, Sun 7- 8pm Enugu State Broadcasting TV. You can also see past episodes on YouTube.

Watching the show also gives viewers a chance to win exciting prizes. Visit the website on at, like and follow the Knorr community on, twitter @KnorrNigeria, Instagram: KNORRNIGERIA.


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