MKRNZ 2017 contestants, Chris and Bex.

Real estate agents Chris and Bex met working at the ski fields on Mount Ruapehu. Their love of the snow led them to Wanaka.

They both have a passion for food, but Chris’s food dreams started when he was just a child. He was the only eight year old he knew who could flambé pancakes!

Bex is the boss in the kitchen, but things could get heated when they face the pressure of the competition.

Why did you apply for My Kitchen Rules New Zealand?

Chris: I absolutely love food. It’s my biggest hobby, and it’s a passion I’ve shared with Bex over the years.

Plus, it’s literally Bex’s favourite show, so it was a no-brainer.

What are you most looking forward to showing Pete and Manu?

Bex: The stunning scenery and fabulous local produce. I wish we could keep them here for a week!

Wanaka has a fabulous community, and we are so proud to be part of it.

What's your cooking style?

Bex: Bold, traditional flavours with a twist.

What do you think your chances of winning are?

Chris: I think we’ve got what it takes to win MKR New Zealand. We’re in it to win it.