MasterChef contestant reveals what really happens to all the leftover food on the show

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

He was eliminated from the competition on Sunday night and now Simon Toohey has revealed some juicy secrets from behind the scenes of the MasterChef kitchen

The celebrity chef, whose “naked broccoli” dish failed to impress the judges, appeared on The Project last night to chat about his shock exit. 

Simon Toohey has revealed secrets from the MasterChef kitchen. Photo: Channel 10

The Project host Peter Helliar asked Simon, who is passionate about food sustainability and fighting food waste, what happens to all the leftover food from the cooks. 

“A lot of the stuff goes to all the secondary charities like OzHarvest, Foodbank etc. and passed on from there if they aren’t used,” Simon revealed. 

“And then if they are, then they go to the compost or they get spread around to people like us and the crew so there is actually zero waste within the MasterChef kitchen, which is unreal.”

Simon was eliminated over his 'naked broccoli' dish on Sunday night. Photo: Instagram/Simon Toohey
The Broccoli wasn't a hit with the judges. Photo: Channel 10

Simon admitted that he ‘stuffed up’ with his dish on Sunday night and ‘deserved’ what he got ‘by walking out those doors.’.

Speaking to Who magazine, Simon explained that the contestants are given a safety briefing just before they start their cook. 

“So we have about five, 10 minutes max while we get everything prepped and ready to go to just have a bit of a think and you think that I would’ve changed my mind over that thinking period but I didn’t and I stuck with my broccoli dish,” he said. 

He also revealed that he roomed with Callum for the duration of filming and he can’t wait for the restrictions to ease so he can fly down to Adelaide to see him and his new baby. 

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