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Trent's MasterChef journey has come to an end

But his food (truck) career is about to take off!

By Kietley Isrin
Trent was sent packing after another highly intense cook-off tonight. TV WEEK caught up with the 27-year-old Systems Engineer to grill him on all things MasterChef and to find out his post show plans.

How did you find the whole MasterChef experience?

I loved every second of it. Definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done but also the best, I learnt a lot and met some really great people. It’s a once in a lifetime foodie experience.

Favourite moment from your time on the show?

Making Christy Tanya’s Ice Cream Float, it’s a day I’ll never forget.

Most embarrassing moment?

Serving the Judges and David Thompson that Hot & Sour Crab Soup, it’s the only episode this season that I haven’t watched out of pure embarrassment.

What dish are you most proud of?

The Quandong Semi-Freddo I made in Ben Shewry’s Mystery Box.

What is your relationship like with the other contestants?

I got along with everyone in the house, especially the boys I shared the room with (Lee, Benjamin, Ben and Ray). Their support during the competition especially during the low times was invaluable, we’ve all become good mates.

Who was your biggest competition and why?

I guess everyone? I didn’t really see anyone specifically as competition, just had to cook my best and hopefully make it through.

Did you have a favourite judge?

Probably Matt - I think I received the least negative feedback from him.

Which judge did you find most intimidating and why?

I don’t think any of them are intimidating, but serving any dish up to them to review was incredibly intimidating!

Who do you want to win and why?

Ray and Ben were the last "Room 3" boys left so I’m cheering for them.

What did you miss most while in the competition?

My phone, the internet and my mates.

What’s next for you?

I’ve been cooking around a few restaurants getting some experience. I’ve also started planning a food truck I am hoping to launch in the next 12 months.

If you had your time again, what would you differently?

I'd cook dishes I’m familiar with. I tried a couple of times to plate dishes I’d never practised before and created a disaster trying to impress.

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