Skye Craig impressed judges on MasterChef (left) and has launched a gourmet ice-cream range.
Skye Craig impressed judges on MasterChef (left) and has launched a gourmet ice-cream range. Supplied

Creme of the MasterChef crop

CURRUMBIN’S own MasterChef is looking forward to sitting on this side of the TV screen when series three of the popular show airs on Sunday.

A year after Skye Craig made it into the second series’ top 11 contestants, the Currumbin Waters woman launched a national dessert range.

Miss Craig took time out of her busy new life to attend the show’s launch party in Sydney.

“It looks like it’s going to be a really exciting new series,” Miss Craig said.

“I fell in love with the first series and somehow managed to wrangle my way onto the second.

“I can’t wait to see what the third series entails.”

Miss Craig was full of advice for this year’s contestants.

“What it takes is a serious determination and a real commitment to continuing to learn while you’re there,” she said.

“You have to really let go of your ego and be a sponge to learn from every opportunity.

“You’re learning from the best chefs in the country and world and learning from the fellow contestants.”

Miss Craig said stamina was important when you’re away from loved ones.

“It’s a challenging time and you’re in a completely new environment.

“It involves personal belief and obviously someone who’s been cooking for a long time and has a natural passion for cooking.

“Some of it is also about what the challenge happens to be on the day.”

Miss Craig was a graphic designer before competing on MasterChef.

“MasterChef has completely changed my life,” she said.

“I’ve gone from sitting behind a desk to someone who is so grateful because I’m combining all my greatest passions in life.”

Miss Craig’s gourmet ice-cream range called Wild Sugar is on sale in Sydney and should hit Gold Coast and Brisbane shelves next month.

“I’m also going to be writing a dessert book, I’ve got to be doing a spot on Mornings with Kerry Ann and I just shot two episodes for a show on Channel Ten called Everyday Gourmet.”

On the box

MasterChef series 3 premieres on Sunday at 7.30pm on Channel 10

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