MKRNZ 2017 contestants, Charlotte and Maddie.

Charlotte and Maddie are inseparable, excitable besties who share an intense love of food.

They're the youngest cooks in the competition, but you won’t find many teens dishing up sophisticated dishes quite like them!

Charlotte says she’s the queen of her kitchen. With a passion for wholefoods, she loves nothing more than cooking a perfect meal for her family.

Maddie loves fine dining and experimenting with new recipes.

Both students, they are yet to decide where their future lies, but the lure of the kitchen is hard to resist.

Why did you apply for My Kitchen Rules New Zealand?

Charlotte: Maddie and I are huge fans of MKR. We can’t wait to compete with other foodies around New Zealand.

I have an immense amount of passion for food and cooking.

I’m 100 per cent down for the MKR challenge!

Why do you think you were selected to represent NZ?

Maddie: We’re young, energetic and full of life.

We look forward to showing New Zealand that even if you’re young, you can still be an amazing cook and take on big adventures.

We want to show other young Kiwis that they shouldn’t be afraid to follow their dreams.

What's the best thing about your cooking partner?

Maddie: No matter what happens in the kitchen, Charlotte will know what to do!

What's your cooking style?

Charlotte: We love experimenting with textures and flavours – fresh, crunchy, bitter, sour. It all has to complement each other on the plate and look beautiful.

It’s a whole sensory experience. Food can be fun and delicious all at the same time.

We love reflecting our personality through our cooking.

What do you think your chances of winning are?

Charlotte: Above average, considering the kitchen skills we have up our sleeve!

We’re really excited because we really want to win My Kitchen Rules New Zealand!