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MasterChef New Zealand's first evictee speaks!

The first person to be evicted from Masterchef New Zealand season 4 has been revealed.

We caught up with Susanne Huber to get her thoughts on her time in the competition.

What has the experience been like?
It was a great experience on the cooking level as well as on a personal level meeting and getting to know such a diverse group of people who have a love and passion for cooking as a common bond.

What aspects of your cooking have improved from being a contestant on MasterChef?
Let the ingredients speak for themselves and dont make it too complicated.

What will you miss about being part of the top 16?
Cooking together, laughing together, sharing stories and tears, competing against each other and sharing a glass of wine afterwards.

Whats your biggest regret about not getting further than you did?
I did not have the chance and time to show my versatility and range of cooking expertise.

When you were evicted, what would you have changed about the challenge which saw you forced to leave? 
I would not change anything about the challenge itself but I think we could have done more as a group and maybe put up another dish and plated the starter differently.

Who will you miss most from the MasterChef NZ competition and why?
No one in particular as I am in touch with several other contestants but I miss the comradeship and the food talks and cooking sessions of like minded people.

Which piece of advice from the judges would you consider to be the most valuable?
Work hard and try to learn from everyone and everything and keep experimenting and evolving.

What one food would you eat every day for the rest of your life if you had to? Why?
Crusty, rye, sour dough bread because I love the texture, crunch and subtle acidic taste and nothing beats a slice of fresh bread.

Whats next for you?
I started my business as hospitality consultant offering food demonstrations and cooking classes as well as training for front of house staff. There is also a project in the pipeline with two other contestants which we will announce on my website . The website showcases recipes, wines, cooking videos, news and events, tips and tricks and more with a distinct Austrian New Zealand tie.

Fill in the gap the kitchen utensil you look the most like is&
A tasting spoon.