Teachers turn students for My Kitchen Rules 2014

DYNAMIC DUO: The My Kitchen Rules 2014 Queensland team, teachers Paul, left, and Blair from the Gold Coast, plate up some dishes for their instant restaurant.
DYNAMIC DUO: The My Kitchen Rules 2014 Queensland team, teachers Paul, left, and Blair from the Gold Coast, plate up some dishes for their instant restaurant. Paul Broben

TEACHERS Paul and Blair have become the students in the new season of My Kitchen Rules.

The Gold Coast physical education teachers represent Queensland in the first round of the reality cooking show's instant restaurants starting on Monday night.

Presenting their home-cooked dishes to judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel made them feel like pupils awaiting their marks.

"The first time I'm standing in front of Pete and Manu, that was one of the most nerve-racking things," Blair told APN.

"As a teacher you stand in front of people all the time, but this was different.

"We were the students. You're about to stand up and listen to these guys tell you how good your food is and you're thinking 'is what we've done good enough for these two chefs?'"

The long-time mates have been cooking and surfing together for years and have a passion for Asian, particularly Balinese, cuisine.

The contestants from the first instant restaurant round of My Kitchen Rules season 5. Supplied by Channel 7.
The contestants from the first instant restaurant round of My Kitchen Rules season 5. Supplied by Channel 7. Leo Photography

The dads will cook for the judges and their fellow teams on Wednesday night. Monday night's first instant restaurant will see them enjoying the gooey delights of NSW cheese makers Annie and Jason.

"It was good that they went first," Blair said.

"I think that would have been another step harder, that pressure, since we didn't know what to expect."

The men knew their lack of a sweet tooth would be their weakness going into the competition.

"You can't cook one thing all the time, and we knew we'd struggle when it came to desserts," Blair said.

"We don't eat them and don't cook them."

They were inspired, though, after meeting last year's winners, fellow Queenslanders Dan and Steph from Hervey Bay.

"They said 'don't sit on your laurels, get in there and work hard'," Paul said.

Blair added: "It gave us a bit of a pep up."

The fifth season of My Kitchen Rules premieres on Monday at 7.30pm on Channel 7.

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