Zimbabwean-born and Australian-based known as Chef Rue born Rutendo Mupedzi has made history by becoming the first Zimbabwean to reach the top 10 of Masterchef Australia.
On her Instagram account, she said she was grateful and it wasn’t in her mind that she was going to reach the top 10 journey of Masterchef Australia.
“I am a woman of many words and I feel so speechless, overwhelmed, nervous, and grateful all in the same breath. Never did I ever think I could get on Masterchef, let alone be in the top 10 then proceed to win one of the biggest wins in the competition. I feel like everything was lined up for this win,” she said.
Rue further showed gratitude to the judges of the competition by thanking them for the support that they have given her throughout her journey.
She said the judges have helped her in terms of confidence growth in her culinary cooking skills.
Chef Rue has managed to be one of the best chefs in this year’s season of Masterchef.
In the Thursday episode through the immunity challenge that is when Chef Rue’s life was changed. The Perth-based oral heath therapist produced the best barbecue sauce that will see her own condiment receive bottles and stocked in Cole’s stores across Australia.
Embracing a tangy spicy favor rather than the traditional sweet-skewed taste Mupedzi’s dish consisting of pork ribs and chicken blew the judges away.
Chef Rue said the dish reminded her of back home during the weekend braai.
“To have my product on Coles shelves for the whole of Australia, to try is a dream come true,” she said.
Chef Curtis Stone was the guest judge Chef who revealed the winner and that the winner will not only get the immunity of not being eliminated on Sunday night but their condiment will be av available on the Coles shelves for a limited time.