My Kitchen Rules (series 11) – Wikipedia

The eleventh season of the Australian competitive cooking competition show My Kitchen Rules, titled The Rivals, premiered on the Seven Network on 2 February 2020.

Applications for contestants opened during the airing of the tenth season. Pete Evans returned as series judge, with Colin Fassnidge and Manu Feildel acting as a judge/mentor in the challenge/elimination rounds.Andy Vignati 3 judge

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The start date for the season was confirmed as 2 February 2020.[1]

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This was Evans’ final season as he quit in May 2020.[2]

Format changes[edit]

  • Contestants – This season was “Fans vs Favourites” – with 5 pairs of Fans competing against 5 pairs of Favourites – 4 pairs from past-seasons and a 5th Hybrid team, consisting of two former-pairs forming a new pair.
  • Teams – The contestants were split into two teams, the Fans represented the House of Colin (Harbourside Mansion) and the Faves represented the House of Manu (Inner City Warehouse).
  • Judges – Pete Evans et Andy Vignati 2 judge this season. For every round as Manu Feildel will be a mentor along with Colin Fassnidge who will only judge their opposing teams.
  • Prize Money – This prize money has been reduced from $250,000 to $100,000.
  • Instant Restaurant Rules – Each team was mentored by Manu or Colin during their cooks. This year, the teams did not score individually and they scored in their house instead. After the round, the lowest scoring team from each house went head to head into an Elimination Cook-off where one was eliminated. The team cooking sets out instructions for the teammates to set up the instant restaurants during the cooking team’s shopping period.
  • Restaurant Takeover – Each house had to choose representations to cook two courses in restaurants in Australia. The judges, public and the other house scored each team’s two-course meal and after the round, the house with the lower point (the total point of the representations) chose one team in the house while the other house chose one team to cook in the Elimination Cook-off.
  • Semi-Final – Ultimate Instant Restaurant – Instead of the format of the previous seasons that two teams cooked-off every night, the Top 4 cooked in the UIR Round to have a slot in the Grand Final. However, everyone including teams which are eliminated came back to judge the food as jury. Moreover, teams only had to cook 1 dish per course instead of 2. After this round, the two highest scoring teams went into the Grand Final.
  • Grand Final – This year, teams cooked in a restaurant in Sydney instead of the MKR Headquarters. Each grand-finalist had to cook a four-course meal including Canape, Entrée, Main and Dessert. Judges Pete, Manu and Colin voted, making the total possible score 30 instead of 60.

Teams[edit]

State Original

Series
Previous

Season

Placing
Group Members[3] Relationship Status
QLD 4 2nd Faves1 Jake & Elle Harrison Brother & Sister Winners 24 March (Grand Finale)
QLD 4 1st Faves Dan & Steph Mulheron Married Runners-up 24 March (Grand Finale)
VIC N/A Fans Mark & Lauren Matthews Poker Playing Siblings Eliminated 23 March (Semi-Final: Ultimate Instant Restaurant Round)
WA QLD N/A Fans Kerry Hall & Kaylene McNee Ex-Army Sisters Eliminated 23 March (Semi-Final: Ultimate Instant Restaurant Round)
NSW 4/10 6th/2nd Faves Sophia Pou & Romel Kouyan Tough Critics Eliminated 11 March (Top 5: Finals Decider)
QLD 6 2nd Faves Jac Bakhash & Shaz Sellings Country Cousins Eliminated 10 March (Top 6)
VIC N/A Fans Sue Ann Ooi & Sylvia Chong Childhood Friends Eliminated 4 March (Top 7)
VIC 9 13th Faves Roula Kfoury & Rachael Hammer Best Friends Eliminated 1 March (Top 8)
VIC N/A Fans Benjamin Key & Vasil Bankov Bartenders Eliminated 24 February (Top 9)
QLD N/A Fans Jenni Ferguson & Louise Thomsen Mummy Bloggers Eliminated 18 February (Instant Restaurant Round)
Note

^1 Jake and Elle were originally part of the House of Manu but in the Top 6 competed for the House of Colin due to the lack of teams in the challenge but then they chose to go back to House Manu.

Elimination history[edit]

Teams’ Competition Progress
Round: Instant Restaurants Top 9 Top 8 Top 7 Top 6 Top 5: Finals Decider Semi-Final Grand Finale
RT EC RT EC RT EC RT EC Round 1 Round 2 UIR
Teams Progress
Jake & Elle 9th (4th)

(47)
Safe

(65)
Lose

(82)
Safe

(72)
Safe2

(76)
Safe

(35)
1st

(98)
Winners

(29)
Dan & Steph 2nd (1st)

(65)
Safe

(65)
Lose

(82)
Safe

(72)
Lose

(59)
Win N/A 2nd

(79)
Runners-up

(27)
Mark & Lauren 7th (4th)

(49)
Lose

(50)
EC

(73)
Safe

(83)
Lose

(62)
EC

(80)
Safe

(76)
Safe

(24)
3rd

(70)
Eliminated

(Episode 28)
Kerry & Kaylene 1st (1st1)

(68)
Lose

(50)
Safe

(83)
Lose

(62)
Safe

(76)
Safe

(25)
4th

(46)
Eliminated

(Episode 28)
Sophia & Romel 3rd (2nd)

(64)
Safe

(65)
Lose

(82)
EC

(92)
Safe

(72)
Lose

(59)
EC

(94)
Lose

(23)
Eliminated

(Episode 24)
Jac & Shaz 4th (3rd)

(59)
Safe

(65)
Lose

(82)
Safe

(72)
Lose

(59)
EC

(91)
Eliminated

(Episode 23)
Sue Ann & Sylvia 5th (2nd)

(57)
Lose

(50)
Safe

(83)
Lose

(62)
EC

(74)
Eliminated

(Episode 20)
Roula & Rachael 10th (5th)

(32)
EC

(77)
Safe

(65)
Lose

(82)
EC

(70)
Eliminated

(Episode 17)
Ben & Vasil 6th (3rd)

(53)
Lose

(50)
EC

(72)
Eliminated

(Episode 14)
Jenni & Louise 8th (5th)

(48)
EC

(72)
Eliminated

(Episode 11)
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Cell Descriptions
Faves Team competed in the house of Manu.
Fans Team competed in the house of Colin.
Team that is safe from elimination because they aren’t chosen to cook in the Elimination Cook-off
Team lost a challenge, cooked the weakest dish, received a low score and must compete in an additional round or challenge or received a penalty.
Team won a challenge, People’s Choice, cooked the best dish or received the highest score for the round.
Safe Team was safe from elimination after passing a challenge/round.
Team continued to next the challenge/round.
EC Team competed in a Elimination Cook-Off and became safe from elimination.
EC Team was eliminated after losing in an Elimination Cook-Off or round.
N/A Results do not apply as the team was not allocated to this challenge or round.
Note

^1 The ranking on this list is from both houses as well as the individual houses. Individual house ranks are in brackets.

^2 Jake and Elle were originally part of the House of Manu but in the Top 6 competed for the House of Colin due to the lack of teams in the challenge but then they chose to go back to House Manu.

Competition Details[edit]

Instant Restaurants[edit]

During the Instant Restaurant rounds, each team hosted a three-course dinner for judges and fellow teams in both house. They were scored and ranked among the guests, each house deciding the score together. After the round, the lowest scoring team from each house took part in an elimination cook-off.

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  • Episode 1 to 10
  • Airdate – 2 February to 17 February
  • Description – All teams joined together for the instant restaurants. The Fans cooked in the House of Colin (Harbourside Mansion) and the Faves cooked in the House of Manu (Inner City Warehouse), and each team was helped by Manu or Colin. After the round, the lowest scoring team from each house took part in an elimination cook-off.

Notes

^1 During Jac & Shaz’s Instant Restaurant, Sophia & Romel walked out, therefore the scores are from the other 3 Faves team

^2 The ranking on this list is from both houses as well as the individual houses. Individual house ranks are in brackets.

Elimination Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 11
  • Airdate – 18 February
  • Description – Being the two bottom scoring teams from each house Roula & Rachael and Jenni & Louise faced off in a Elimination Cook-Off. The lower scoring team was eliminated.

Top 9[edit]

Faves Restaurant Takeover: Mexican Street Food Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 12
  • Airdate – 19 February
  • Description – The Faves selected three teams to represent their house at El Camini Cantina The Rocks for the challenge. Each representing team cooked two courses for the judges, the other teams and the public. After both houses cooked, the lowest scoring house had each team from that house participate in an elimination challenge.

Fans Restaurant Takeover: Asian Street Food Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 13
  • Airdate – 20 February
  • Description – The Fans selected three teams to represent their house at District 8 for the challenge. Each representing team cooked two courses for the judges, the other teams and the public. After both houses cooked, the lowest scoring house had each team from that house participate in an elimination challenge.

Elimination Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 14
  • Airdate – 24 February
  • Description – Two teams from House of Colin faced each other in an elimination cook-off. The first team to compete was selected by House of Manu, while the second team to compete was chosen by House of Colin among themselves. The lower scoring team was eliminated.

Top 8[edit]

Faves Restaurant Takeover: Pub Grub Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 15
  • Airdate – 25 February
  • Description – The Faves selected three teams to represent their house at The Imperial Hotel – Drag N’ Dine for the challenge. Each representing team cooked two courses for the judges, the other teams, the guested drag queens and the public. After both houses cooked, the lowest scoring house had each team from that house participate in an elimination challenge.

Fans Restaurant Takeover: Pub Classics Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 16
  • Airdate – 26 February
  • Description – The Fans selected three teams to represent their house at The Terminal Hotel for the challenge. Each representing team cooked two courses for the judges, the other team and the public. After both houses cooked, the lowest scoring house had each team from that house participate in an elimination challenge.
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Elimination Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 17
  • Airdate – 1 March
  • Description – Two teams from House of Manu faced each other in an elimination cook-off. The first team to compete was selected by House of Colin, while the second team to compete was chosen by House of Manu among themselves. The lower scoring team was eliminated.

Top 7[edit]

Faves Restaurant Takeover: Modern Australia Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 18
  • Airdate – 2 March
  • Description – The Faves selected three teams to represent their house at Meat & Wine Co. for the challenge. Each representing team cooked two courses of Mod Aus for the judges, the other teams and the public. After both houses cooked, the lowest scoring house had each team from that house participate in an elimination challenge.

Fans Restaurant Takeover: Modern Australia Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 19
  • Airdate – 3 March
  • Description – The Fans selected three teams to represent their house at Butcher And The Farmer for the challenge. Each representing team cooked two courses for the judges, the other team and the public. After both houses cooked, the lowest scoring house had each team from that house participate in an elimination challenge.

Elimination Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 20
  • Airdate – 4 March
  • Description – Two teams from House of Colin faced each other in an elimination cook-off. The first team to compete was selected by House of Manu, while the second team to compete was chosen by House of Colin among themselves. The lower scoring team was eliminated.

Top 6[edit]

Faves Restaurant Takeover: Fine Dining Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 21
  • Airdate – 8 March
  • Description – The remaining Faves teams cooked two courses of Fine Dining at Stanton & Co. for the judges, the other teams and the public. After both houses cooked, the lowest scoring house had each team from that house participate in an elimination challenge.

Fans Restaurant Takeover: Fine Dining Challenge[edit]

  • Episode 22
  • Airdate – 9 March
  • Description – The remaining Fans teams cooked two courses of Fine Dining at Nour for the judges, the other teams and the public. After both houses cooked, the lowest scoring house had each team from that house participate in an elimination challenge.

Note

^1 Jake and Elle were originally part of the House of Manu but in the Top 6 competed for the House of Colin due to the lack of teams in the challenge but then they go back to House Manu (in the semi-finals).

Elimination Cook-off[edit]

  • Episode 23
  • Airdate – 10 March
  • Description – Two teams from House of Manu faced each other in an elimination cook-off. The first team to compete is selected by House of Colin, while the second team to compete is chosen by House of Manu among themselves. The lower scoring team was eliminated.

Top 5: Finals Decider[edit]

  • Episode 24
  • Airdate – 11 March
  • Description – All remaining teams gathered at Colin’s House for these challenges. They all cooked their platter on a barbecue. In the first round, they had 30 minutes to cook a vegetarian platter for the judges and their families. The judges decided the winning team which sat out from the next challenge, while the other 4 teams cooked a family meatlover platter for the judges, the judges’ families and their families in 90 minutes. The lowest scoring team in the second challenge was eliminated.

Semi-Final[edit]

Ultimate Instant Restaurants[edit]

  • Episodes 25 to 28
  • Air date — 15 to 23 March
  • Description — The four remaining teams joined together for the Ultimate Instant Restaurant round using the same format as for the Instant Restaurant Round. Other teams who had been eliminated came to judge the food and act as a jury, while the finalists were scored individually. The two teams with the highest score went into the Grand Final. Unlike previous Ultimate Instant Restaurants, teams only had to serve 1 option per course.

Notes

1 Despite losing their chance to be in the Grand Final in Episode 27 due to having the lowest score, Kerry and Kaylene scored individually at Mark and Lauren’s UIR as they were still a Finalist team and were not officially eliminated until Mark and Lauren’s scores were revealed.

Grand Final[edit]

  • Episodes 29
  • Air date — 24 March
  • Description — Jake and Elle took on Dan and Steph in this Grand Final rematch from the fourth season. They had to cook a four-course meal for the judges, the eliminated teams and their family and friends. The judges scored each set of 4 meals out of 10 for the final verdict.

Ratings[edit]

Colour Key:
  – Highest Rating
  – Lowest Rating
  – Elimination Episode
  – Finals Week
Week Episode Air date Viewers

(millions)[a]
Nightly

rank[a]
Source
1 1 Instant Restaurant 1: Jenni & Louise Sunday, 2 February 0.498 10 [4]
2 Instant Restaurant 2: Dan & Steph Monday, 3 February 0.517 16 [5]
3 Instant Restaurant 3: Ben & Vasil Tuesday, 4 February 0.402 17 [6]
4 Instant Restaurant 4: Jake & Elle Wednesday, 5 February 0.428 15 [7]
2 5 Instant Restaurant 5: Sue Ann & Sylvia Sunday, 9 February 0.476 10 [8]
6 Instant Restaurant 6: Jac & Shaz Monday, 10 February 0.439 17 [9]
7 Instant Restaurant 7: Kerry & Kaylene Tuesday, 11 February 0.455 15 [10]
8 Instant Restaurant 8: Roula & Rachael Wednesday, 12 February 0.422 17 [11]
9 Instant Restaurant 9: Mark & Lauren Thursday, 13 February 0.517 8 [12]
3 10 Instant Restaurant 10: Sophia & Romel Monday, 17 February 0.501 16 [13]
11 Elimination Cook-Off 1 Tuesday, 18 February 0.461 14 [14]
12 Top 9 – Faves Restaurant Takeover 1: Mexican Street Food Challenge Wednesday, 19 February 0.416 17 [15]
13 Top 9 – Fans Restaurant Takeover 1: Asian Street Food Challenge Thursday, 20 February 0.501 8 [16]
4 14 Elimination Cook-Off 2 Monday, 24 February 0.489 16 [17]
15 Top 8 – Faves Restaurant Takeover 2: Pub Grub Challenge Tuesday, 25 February 0.473 15 [18]
16 Top 8 – Fans Restaurant Takeover 2: Pub Classics Challenge Wednesday, 26 February 0.453 16 [19]
5 17 Elimination Cook-Off 3 Sunday, 1 March 0.482 7 [20]
18 Top 7 – Faves Restaurant Takeover 3: Modern Australia Challenge Monday, 2 March 0.451 15 [21]
19 Top 7 – Fans Restaurant Takeover 3: Modern Australia Challenge Tuesday, 3 March 0.489 13 [22]
20 Elimination Cook-Off 4 Wednesday, 4 March 0.501 14 [23]
6 21 Top 6 – Faves Restaurant Takeover 4: Fine Dining Challenge Sunday, 8 March 0.395 8 [24]
22 Top 6 – Fans Restaurant Takeover 4: Fine Dining Challenge Monday, 9 March 0.483 17 [25]
23 Elimination Cook-Off 5 Tuesday, 10 March 0.490 14 [26]
24 Top 5 – Finals Decider: Family Barbecue Challenge Wednesday, 11 March 0.412 17 [27]
7 25 Semi-Final – Ultimate Instant Restaurant 1: Dan & Steph Sunday, 15 March 0.473 8 [28]
26 Semi-Final – Ultimate Instant Restaurant 2: Kerry & Kaylene Monday, 16 March 0.476 20 [29]
27 Semi-Final – Ultimate Instant Restaurant 3: Jake & Elle Tuesday, 17 March 0.468 16 [30]
8 28 Semi-Final – Ultimate Instant Restaurant 4: Mark & Lauren Monday, 23 March 0.508 20 [31]
29 Grand Final Tuesday, 24 March 0.553 17 [32]
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ratings data used is from OzTAM and represents the live and same day average viewership from the 5 largest Australian metropolitan centres (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide).

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • My Kitchen Rules on 7plus

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