MasterChef NZ season 3 is a ratings winner
The latest season of MasterChef has proved to be as hot with viewers as in the kitchen for the contestants.
Last night's debut episode of TV ONE's MasterChef New Zealand has set new ratings records, attracting the biggest launch audience ever for the TV culinary extravaganza.
Nearly half a million Kiwis tuned in to watch the winner of the Golden Apron crowned and the first batch of 25 contestants head through to the second round of the challenge.
There's 16 episodes still to come - and with the MasterClasses due as well, there's plenty of culinary inspiration on the way.
And if you want to try to a MasterChef NZ meal tonight, pick something from our MasterChef New Zealand season 3 recipe site here.