Auditions: My Kitchen Rules

By David Knox on August 4, 2009 / Filed Under News 45

mykitrChannel Seven has announced auditions for its very own cooking competition, pitched as a successor to its former reality series My Restaurant Rules.

My Kitchen Rules, produced in-house by Seven, will see teams of two from each state looking for “Australia’s best home-cooking team.”

Each team will compete from their own kitchens and will have to transform their home “into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night.”

Applications are currently open online at

To apply you will need to complete a single application for both participants.

Questions on the form include:

What style of cuisine do you enjoy the most? Is this what you like to cook most?
Do you like to experiment in the kitchen? Give us an example:
Do you get stressed in the kitchen? How do you handle it?
If you were to throw a dinner party this weekend, tell us what your menu would feature (Entree, Main, Dessert, Other):
What has been the most difficult thing in your life so far?
Can you comfortably throw a dinner party for 6 people in your house?
Have you ever applied for, or appeared on, any other television program or game show?
Do you have any specific eating requirements (eg. Are you a vegetarian, Kosher, Halal)?
Do you have any criminal charges or convictions?
Have you ever been party to a lawsuit?
If chosen to be on the program, is there any person or part of your life that you would prefer not to share on camera? (i.e. – social organisations, activities, personal history, friends, family, etc.).

Applicants must be available immediately until 30th November.

As is increasingly the case with TV auditions, there are also stringent rules about disclosing information before, during and after the audition process to media.

The terms and conditions for contestants stipulates:  We also promise that we will not communicate to the public via the internet (eg blogs, personal websites, chatrooms) at any time about our participation in the Program.
 If we breach any of the promises we have made in this application, we understand that we could cause serious financial and other loss to the Producers and they might take legal action against us to prevent us from breaching these promises or to recover from us any losses suffered.

Nine is also preparing a cooking contest, The Great Aussie Cook Off.


  1. Ken Cassidy April 14, 2011 at 9:17 am -

    Why are you discriminating? Why two male judges, what’s wrong with one male & one female, both who can speak english. Pete Evens is not mature enough to be in charge of a show like MKR. When You have an Asian cooking, then one of the judges should be Asian? The judges should not be allowed to hinder the contestents, by shouting at them, or walking into their kitchens talking to them, distracting their thoughts, and dipping fingers into sauces etc. Didn’t the judges realise that the contestents were amateurs, and not qualified chefs? Evens nit picks, and finds some small point to pick up, can be seen to be biased, whilst Feildel is not a sweet tooth, and markes down if food is too sweet for his palate. Evens is not such a good cook himself, and wonder how he and Feildel would have fared had the roles been reversed? I for one will not watch another show, one was enough for me and my family, some good food was presented during the course of the show, but how about putting on older people, pensioners, who do not have much money to buy the kind of food cooked during your show? Enough said.

  2. Cathy March 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm -

    I love u

  3. Cathy gray March 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm -

    Great cook loves cooking nearly got into master chef

  4. Lola April 3, 2010 at 1:32 pm -

    Let’s all take a little lesson in Perspective shall we? It’s entertainment. I’m not a huge fan of reality TV, and I have never ever left a comment on a website. But reading your comments above, it is alarming to see that most of you seem genuinely outraged that this TV show isn’t a brand new idea – shocking, but what normal person cares? Given that the majority of you can’t even spell properly, and think Devon worthy of a mention when commenting on food, I hardly think 7 is going to value your comments in the slightest. The show is entertaining, the food looks tasty, the judges are not the slightest bit arrogant (plus they are incredibly sexy). All in all it’s fun to watch.

  5. Jemima Barfoot April 2, 2010 at 9:37 pm -

    Love the show and looking forward to when it comes back on again. Great talking point at work the next day. Please make it soon.

  6. David Knox March 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm -

    No point telling me… info is in the story.

  7. tracy lee lessio March 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm -

    Myself and my very close friend sharon will be great for the next show of my kicthern rules, our pasion for cooking is unbeliveable our close friends love wednesday night in which is call lovey ladies night, in which sharon and myself cook up a storm for the girls. my background is italy and sharon is french but we can cook anything, our favorite food is greek, please respone we would love to here from you. cheers Tracy lessio xo

  8. Mel South Side March 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm -

    The two judges on this show are woeful,the foreign fellow ,whom we call mumble,is impossible to understand,they need to show in english what he is saying on the bottom of the screen.the other young fellow does not have the maturity to caryy off his part of the show and could do with a shave and more stylish clothing.

  9. A big fan March 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm -

    I think this show is fantastic!!!! Just some light hearted television that is enjoyable to watch on a Monday evening – a nice start to the week.

  10. Aimee orchard February 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm -

    My kitchen rules is the best show ever

  11. James February 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm -


  12. James January 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm -

    “My Kitchen Rules” should be “My kitchen Fools” I read a blog recently which outlined the contestants from the pilot! They sounded fun and I would want to watch it! However, the people on the ad seem as boring as crap! Channel seven, It seems like you have pulled member of parliament out and put them in a T.V. show. Great idea, however, fire the person in charge of casting! Cheers James

  13. Justin September 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm -

    Go Shane, I agree with you entirely I could not have said it better myself

    Justin (Chef)

  14. Jerome September 17, 2009 at 9:40 pm -

    i just spoke to some people that tried to audition. and from what i gather 7 are making 2 seasons, one for now and one for early 2010. this would explain why the casting calls are still happening with only a few weeks left until supposed airdate. (you can still apply on yahoo7)

    also i think 7 could be trying something new and it could be going to friday 8:30.
    looks like 7 have movies on Sat and Sun for the rest of the year, so friday movies as well is a bit of overload, not to mention that they will be splitting the audience with 9 and 10. BH&G creates a leadout that 7 has never really utilised properly. i think it is worth a try. also there are no other obvious slots for it. 7’s schedule is almost completely confirmed for their back end.

  15. Freddy September 8, 2009 at 5:48 pm -

    Still auditioning? When contacted it was apparently going to start in Mid-September. Cutting it a bit fine if they are still asking for people to apply or are they still gauging interest to see if the show will be able to compete with Channel 9’s offering?

  16. Jane August 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm -

    That Shane guy is an angry man….. comments August 23, 2009 at 9:33 am
    what does he think that working on television is easy.

    What an absolute ungrateful human.

  17. shane August 23, 2009 at 9:33 am -

    man more crap im a chef and you have got to be kiding yourself mate chefs bust there asses every day in someone elses kitchen for the hope to one day own there own now we got bull***t copertionts to see what person is a master chef overnite makes me sick to think that us chefs have to bust our asses every day then you see sum 2 bit wanna b and there in instant stardome bull***t like australian idol what a crock of s**t mate we in australia have gotgreat tallent around you just need to get off your asses and look around and they say were becomeing obese i wonder why f**k sorry about the swearing stay kool hope that its a flop!

  18. Rachel Wellard August 20, 2009 at 5:51 pm -

    I am going to put my hubby in for this he cooks for 8 every night!!!!!!!!!!

  19. David Knox August 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm -

    Tell Seven not me….

  20. Amanda anning August 8, 2009 at 6:58 pm -

    Hi im amanda and i would like to join thanks

  21. Tepee August 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm -

    @Max: While Australian Idol’s adaptation of the UK’s Pop Idol may have copied Popstars, I recall Seven trying to replicate TEN’s success by introducing “Popstars Live” in 2004. An incarnation of Popstars that failed spectacularly and killed the once-successful format. All networks have mimicked the others’ successes and most efforts to do so end up failing.

  22. Shelly August 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm -

    Wonder if they will torment the contestants in this series too, but giving them their dreams and then ripping them away. MRR was heart-breaking to watch in the end…

  23. steph August 5, 2009 at 12:16 pm -

    What a wasted opportunity. Too much a copy of Masterchef, it’s just silly! I loved My Restuarant Rules, why not try that again! Couple of months ago they had the repeats on 7HD and it was just as enjoyable watching it the second time around.

  24. moog August 5, 2009 at 10:14 am -

    Sounds like It’s a Knockout in the Kitchen’!

    Let’s hope they incorporate some activities with an olympic sized swimming pool and some floating devices for the contestants! It’s the only reason I’d bother watching.

  25. DanR August 5, 2009 at 7:30 am -

    Sounds like a cheap as chips dagfest

  26. PORKchop August 5, 2009 at 2:05 am -

    mikeys, Devon is a cheap and particularly nasty sliced cold meat called Straz in Victoria

  27. John August 5, 2009 at 12:17 am -

    It’s funny really, bloody funny. Get an original idea.

    Maybe ten should do a family drama about empty nesters (Mr & Mrs Brim) who find themselves bombarded with their grown children + parents coming back home, called umm… “Full to the Brim” and 9 can do a TV review show called, let me think, hold on, got it… “TV Vomit”. They’re different, well same, but different enough. No? Don’t worry, the viewers won’t notice. p-lease.

  28. Max August 4, 2009 at 10:01 pm -

    omg! Seven are doing an updated version of a show they did years before Masterchef came along!

    The Ten fankiddies must be a little young to remember that Seven had Popstars well before Ten came along with Idol.

  29. Ryano August 4, 2009 at 7:36 pm -

    You are so pathetic 7. Hope this is a Fail.

  30. Travis August 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm -

    Nine would be smart next April to do something other than reality and especially anything food related. Could pick quite a few viewers that don’t want to watch either programs.

  31. michael*oz August 4, 2009 at 5:09 pm -

    Is it April 1st???

    That’s so lame, it’s funny.

  32. Zambora August 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm -

    Yuck ! This sounds rushed and well ho hum.
    Transform their home into restaurant for the night – only apply if your house is big.

  33. Jerome August 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm -

    i agree with mikey, this does sound very rushed, i thought beauty and the geek would be rushed and that was announced over a month ago. 7 in-house reality shows do not have a reputation of being any good so i don’t have very high expectations.

    i watched the first season of MRR. it was an ok show, the problem is that they go overboard with the state rivalries and people lose interest once their state is eliminated. don’t even remember the 2nd dicko season being on.

    didn’t the seven people say that it would be a show focussed on the food? if the show is anything like MRR there was barely any cooking/food in it whatsoever, it mainly survives on the dramas of the contestants.

    i wonder why they thought a name change was necessary?

  34. Tepee August 4, 2009 at 4:42 pm -

    Oh gawd. I give this an epic fail.

  35. MIchael August 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm -

    LOL , why are they sniffing a pot of water?

    If that picture is any indication, wow they are onto a winner! *wink*

  36. mikeys August 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm -

    2 things:

    1 – this sounds a little rushed, and frankly we only need one elaborate cooking show per annum.

    2 – what is devon?

  37. tony August 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm -

    Hmm.. Not sure that I understand the concept fully – so are there judges? or is it just random people in a kitchen?

    Why not bring Aristos back now as well? Wheres Geoff Jansz?

  38. David August 4, 2009 at 4:05 pm -

    I can’t wait to see who will play “Matt Preston”??

  39. Jed August 4, 2009 at 3:45 pm -

    LOL i always laugh when i hear devon. You interstaters are weird.

  40. timmy August 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm -

    Awwww… couldn’t they just bring back a revised version of My Restaurant Rules? They just need to fix the voting system so it can’t be hijacked, and maybe also the winners wouldn’t “win” a restaurant in a building scheduled for demolition (Perth in season one).

  41. Rob August 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm -

    Devon on white bread

  42. James Grant August 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm -

    This is what our networks do notoriously everytime a ‘brand of show’ takes off. Not every cooking show is going to be as successful as Masterchef and viewers will get ‘cooking show’ fatigue if we see too much of it. Masterchef rated its socks off because it was relatively new and had the right mix of contestants and judges. Get that mix wrong and viewers won’t watch.

    Note to all network executives – don’t bombard us with cooking shows for the next 12 months – you did it with home decoration shows and look what happened to HomeMADE – try and think outside the box and you might surprise yourselves!

  43. koverstreet August 4, 2009 at 2:16 pm -

    Makes yawning sound..

    Seriously aside from the odd show like TV Burp Seven is strictly a risk free zone with tv made for beige people.

  44. Brodie August 4, 2009 at 2:13 pm -

    Looks like this will make it to air pretty soon, if applicants need to be available immediately, and through to 30th November.

    Loved My Restaurant Rules, as well as Masterchef. This could be interesting.

  45. Sillygostly August 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm -


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