Dan & Steph – Qld
The husband-and- wife pair took out the competition in 2013, making them a force to be reckoned with.
“They’re the team to beat,” Manu suggests. “They’re hard workers and have their eye on the prize.”
Jac & Shaz – Qld
The country cousins return with their distinct style. Could this be the chance for the season-six runners-up to finish on top?
“Their style of food hasn’t changed much, but their critique has,” Manu tells.
Jake & Elle – Qld
The season-four grand finalists are back to claim the prize Dan and Steph snatched from their grasp in the finale.
“They’ve matured,” Manu says. “They’ve been running a restaurant and got more experience.”
Roula & Rachael – Vic
Pegged as the villains of season nine, the best friends are back and looking to make a point.
“They didn’t do very well, so they’ve come back to prove they’re capable of better,” Manu says.
Sophia & Romel – NSW
From season four and season 10, past villains Sophia and Romel combine forces in a recipe for chaos.
“We have the fireworks!” Manu says with a laugh, “When they work together, it’s crazy.”