Wanting to stay in Queensland, Adam hopes to a small bar where he can serve good food.
Diving with sharks can be scary, but plating up before Gary, George and Matt is downright intimidating according to Adam.
Having already worked in the media, Alana hopes to have her own cooking show a la Nigella Lawson.
Alana says the only reason she can cook is because she HAD to learn or starve.
With a second chance into MasterChef, Alex is aiming to do the best he can.
Alex says his mum has been the biggest influence on his cooking passion.
This gentle giant hopes to create a cooking school for disadvantaged kids.
While Andrew's been cooking since a teenager, he does regret not going into a hospitality career.
Life has come full circle, with the hint of pursuing a chef's apprenticeship looming once more.
Apart from cooking, Arena is also a fantastic amateur opera singer.
With a love of desserts, Billy hopes to one day open a dessert bar.
Billy applied for the second season of MasterChef and was in the same group as Adam and Alvin. A small world just got smaller.
Chelsea hopes that one day she can cook and pass on the family recipes to children of her own.
Chelsea's earliest cooking memory is sitting in her high-chair and helping her dad roll out pizza dough with a little rolling pin.
Cleo is finally following her passion for food and hopes to continue it into the future.
Cleo thanks her mother for giving her the courage to apply and do MasterChef, and cooks in her memory.
Craig believes his MasterChef experience will open a whole lot of doors for him and his blossoming food career.
After 20 years in the music industry, Craig feels it's time for a food change.
Dani doesn't want to become a chef - she'd prefer to work in food retail like an Asian deli/cafe.
Living in Hanoi did more than pique Dani's interest in cooking - it sparked a lifelong passion.
Danielle's long-term goal is to create a cooking mentoring school for disadvantaged youths.
Danielle hopes to one day have her food judged by her idol, Heston Blumenthal in order to show she's on the right track.
Once MasterChef is over, Ellie hopes to follow a career in food and eventually open her own deli-cafe.
Feeling like you're stuck in a rut is a great motivator for applying for MasterChef...which is exactly what Ellie did.
Hayden admits his looks and lifesaver job might let him fly under the MasterChef radar for a while.
With a mother who's a home economics teacher, it was inevitable that Hayden would catch the cooking bug.
Jay is determined to remain focused and keep his eye on the MasterChef prize.
After his first elimination in Series 1, Jay took the judges' advice, buying 120 cookbooks and practising cutting onions.
Kate's food future consists of owning a Bed and Breakfast.
Kate's husband has been a supportive, driving factor for her to do MasterChef.
At 62, Kumar is MasterChef's oldest contestant.
Kumar's family in Sri Lanka were surprised by his announcement that he was going to be on MasterChef.
Mat hopes his MasterChef journey will lead him to owning his own wine bar.
Despite his piercings and tattoos, Mat loves the fine dining experience.
Coming from South Australia means Michael has big MasterChef shoes to fill.
With 15 minutes to go, Michael decided to take the biggest plunge of his life - entering MasterChef.
Peter's looking forward to the opportunites post-MasterChef.
Peter's daily lunch proved to be a great catalyst for his MasterChef experience.
Rachel hopes her age and knowledge of basic skills will help her MasterChef quest.
Located in a remote area means Rachel gets to spend her time falling in love with cooking again and again.
Armed with Japanese food skills, Seamus hopes these will take him to the MasterChef top.
A chat with a mate about food and cooking convinced Seamus to try his luck on MasterChef.
Shannon hopes to blend her florist and cooking skills by opening a florist patisserie.
Shannon discovered food is the way to a man's heart after seducing the love of her life with a gourment lunch.
Sun plans to break into the food media with her MasterChef experience and Journalism degree.
Growing up as a Hari Krishna meant Sun grew up in a communal eating environment.
Tom says MasterChef is an amazing opportunity to get into the food world.
Tom learnt the art of cooking from the paddock to the plate from his mum.