Waitākere College

Vicky Tristram on Master Chef

Waitākere College English teacher Mrs Tristram has made it to MasterChef NZ!

MasterChef is a New Zealand reality TV show in which amateur cooks compete by creating a range of dishes.
They'll be judged by the previous winner and entrepreneur Nadia Lim, world-renowned three Cuisine hatted NZ chef Vaughan Mabee and multi-award-winning restaurateur Michael P Dearth.

High school English teacher Vicky Tristram was forced to apply by her husband. "He's my number-one appreciative eater!" she jokes, adding she has a knack for "rustling up something from nothing" in the kitchen. Vicky says that'll be her greatest advantage, as well as her "base knowledge of native ingredients from Aotearoa". Her signature dish is "fresh fish cooked by me, crumbed and fried, then served with homegrown potatoes and a salad of foraged ingredients".

We wish you all the best of luck Vicky!
Watch MasterChef NZ on Three and ThreeNow.