[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he quest to become a Master Chef took a new turn last week as the assessment of contestants in the Knorr Taste Quest was based on their culinary prowess, organisation of their works, tidiness as well as their presentation.

With the aim of deepening market penetration and create observatory consumer experience of the Knorr cude, the contestants in that episode were tasked with preparing a three-course meal within one hour with compulsory ingredients: Lasagna sheets, Kidney and Lettuce for the Starter; Tomatoes, Plantain, Potatoes and Eggs for the Main Course while Couscous, Blueband Margarine and Knorr Chicken were essential for the Dessert.

After the contestants were done, the judges were surprised at the outcome of the task: Balogun and Dapo who were on probation last week, impressed the judges with delicious dishes which triggered comments.

The guest judge, Ozoz Sokoh, who is a food blogger, expressed satisfaction with what she experienced while tasting Dapo’s dishes.

Following the judges’verdicts, Victor, Tunji, Dapo and Balogun emerged the best four while Aina, Hauwa and Davies were at the bottom three. Davies’ dishes was said to be over seasoned, while that of Hauwa and Aina didn’t meet the judge’s expectation.


In a competition monitored by The Nation, Dapo emerged the winner of this week and was rewarded with N20,000 while Aina bid the show farewell as she was evicted.

“As we approach the grand finale with six contestants standing, watch out for more thrills to discover who will wear the crown in Knorr Taste Quest Season 3 and earn the bragging right as Nigeria’s culinary best. The winner will be going home with a whooping N5million prize; kitchen equipment and loads of Knorr bouillon cubes. Also, prizes of N1million and N500, 000 will be given to the first and second runner,” the organisers said in a statement.

“The show is proudly supported by TOTAL GAZ, reputed for affordable and safe-cooking gas as well as Shoprite, Nigeria’s leading one stop shop for food and household items at the lowest possible prices,” the statement added.

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