Dear Matt, Gary and George,
1. The triple spoon bang
Remember when Matt was very happy with a dish, his signature move would be to tap the tabletop with his spoon thrice, to show his contentment. George took the triple spoon bang to another level by banging the ladle to pay homage to an excellent dish.
2. The bowl licking moments
The judges could have their poker-face on to scare the contestants while tasting but often after the second bite of an excellent dessert, the trio would gradually move to the bowl licking stage.
3. Sashi's audition
Remember last year's Masterchef Australia winner Sashi, who stole the trio's heart with his creative-fusion Indian dishes? His audition was so wholesome. (brb grabbing some tissues)
4. When they all prayed with HH Dalai Lama
Respecting and embracing different traditions and cultures has always been the trio's mantra.
5. The encouraging pep talks
Whether it was sandwiching criticism in between of praise or giving the contestants a pep talk when they'd succumb to the pressure, the judges would always put the contestant's best interest forward. Grooming them was always a priority for the judges.
6. Their dedication to trying new cuisines
As judges, they went ahead and beyond to taste new dishes and try new cuisnes , even if it meant ignoring the signals and sweating through every pore of their body.
7. All the goofy moments
The one thing we'd miss the most is the trio's fun-filled bond.
It feels like the end of an era with the trio's farewell. Masterchef Australia will never be the same without them. For us, these judges were and always will be synonymous to Masterchef Australia.
We'll miss you Matt, Gary and George.