MKR NZ 2018 contestants, Jacqui and Nic

This pair met at a dental conference, now they run a successful dental company together. Jacqui is general manager and Nic is head dentist.

Their blended brood of five kids keeps them busy too.

Jacqui and Nic  have a taste for the finer things in life. They love to dine at flash restaurants and travel to luxurious destinations, which inspires their culinary creations in the kitchen. 

Incredibly in tune with each other, they know each other back to front. After many years working side-by-side they're a well-oiled machine.

Jacqui and Nic don’t like to lose and will do everything they can to take out the competition. 

Why did you apply for My Kitchen Rules New Zealand?

Jacqui: We have a passion for cooking and we want to show our children what you can achieve if you just give it a go.

Why did you partner up with your teammate for My Kitchen Rules New Zealand?

Nic: She is the love of my life and my best friend. We do everything together and we love to have fun.

Why do you think you were selected to represent New Zealand in front of Pete & Manu?  

Jacqui: We are professional people with a blended family who are doing something totally outside our comfort zone! We are not afraid to be honest and we are always there to have a good time.

What’s the best thing about your cooking partner? 

Jacqui: Nic can always make me laugh. We always have so much fun in what we are doing and more often than not he knows exactly what I am thinking.

What do you think your chances of winning My Kitchen Rules New Zealand are?

Nic: I think we can win. We work well as a team at home and at work, we know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.