According to Anna, even if she had continued in the competition, she felt that it would have been a real struggle to make it through to the finale.
“I actually got really sick towards the end of it [prior to her elimination]. I think if I had made it to the finale and pushed through I would have really struggled with it all.”
In her final cooking creation, Anna was tasked with crafting a dish inspired by the spirit of Christmas, with fruit at the centerpiece.
Using blackberries, Anna expertly put together a Greek-inspired trifle. Unfortunately, however, whilst enjoying the olive oil sorbet’s flavour, the judges were less than impressed with the serving size and the frozen gel element of the dish.
Reflecting upon the shortcomings that led to her elimination from the cooking competition, Anna made the surprise revelation that she had none!
“I don’t wish I did anything differently because I’m not one who really reminisces about the past. It is what it is and I move on from it.”
“Yes there were elements where I was stressed but I loved it. I just wanted to have fun and hang out with some great people and I did that,” Anna added.
“And it’s such an honour to be judged by Amaury, he’s amazing and Mel [Leong] is fantastic as well. I had an amazing connection with both of them and I thought they were really good judges and quite fair.”