ONE of Queensland’s first MasterChef contestants is selling her Ashgrove home and it comes with a showstopping designer kitchen.
“I have a passion for cooking and being a contestant in MasterChef made me want to develop a huge kitchen where I could have everything I wanted,” Ms Moreno said.
Sandra Moreno spent 11 weeks in the MasterChef universe and was one of the final 10 contestants in 2009.
If she’d been preparing 600 canapes for an A-list crowd in the kitchen of 34 Mareeba Rd, Ashgrove, with dual island benches, a walk-in scullery and cold storage room, she might have won the elimination challenge in the hit Channel 10 reality cooking show.
She would at least have had an indoor pool, hot tub, ice bath, sauna, gym, billiards room and bar to work through the stresses of the day.
“What inspired me for the huge benchtops was the kitchen in the MasterChef house where we stayed,” Ms Moreno said.
“It had six metre benches and I loved them.
“What was important was that everything was organised and in proximity to my working bench space.
“My utilities draw, my oven. I have an integrated dishwasher, two warming doors for entertaining, a steam oven, two fridges, and there’s an integrated bar fridge at the end of both benches.
“I have a storage room and a cold room that’s about 4m x 3m inside with four big shelves.”
Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agent Tyson Clarke is selling the five-bedroom property by private tender and said he has never seen a home kitchen like this one.
“It’s got 6.1m ceilings too,” he said.
The mother-of two directed her post-show culinary skills to helping parents create a healthy food culture at home.
She is now studying interior design and moving on to a new career as a property developer.
Her house will be listed on realestate.com.au on Monday.