My Kitchen Rules Announces 2014 teams

My Kitchen Rules has announced a few key details ahead of ir’s launch in two weeks but the schedule remains a mystery.

Manu Feildel and Pete Evans return to host and judge this ultimate home cooking battle. And this year, they’re bringing some big surprises to the table. The MKR Food Truck, a massive red transformer style semi-trailer decked out with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, is just one of the twists the contestants won’t see coming.

It’s going to be one of the toughest challenges MKR contestants have ever faced. It’s going to push even the best cooks to breaking point. In a competition first, there will be more instant restaurants than ever before.

The judges table will see the return of familiar faces, guest judges Colin Fassnidge, Guy Grossi, Karen Martini and Liz Egan.

The top two teams will again battle it out in the grand final where they will present their dining menu to a full restaurant. With $250,000 in prize money on offer, it’s a fierce battle to decide whose kitchen rules.

This year’s contenders are:

GROUP 1
New South Wales – Annie and Jason (Married cheesemakers)
Western Australia – Chloe and Kelly (Well-travelled friends)
South Australia – Deb and Rick (Married 38 years)
Australian Capital Territory – Andrew and Emelia (newly dating)
Queensland – Paul and Blair (Surfer dads)
Victoria – Helena and Vikki (Twins)

GROUP 2
New South Wales – Uel and Shannelle (Newlyweds)
Western Australia – Jess and Felix (Designer and miner)
South Australia – Bree and Jessica (Proud mums)
Tasmania – Thalia and Bianca (Besties)
Queensland – David and Corinne (Couple two years)
Victoria – Harry and Christo (Best mates)

The show returns January 27th but no word on the time slot yet or how many nights a week it will screen.