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Otago Daily Times subscribers (from left) Dawne Terry, Valda Gardiner, Thelma Turnbull, Joan Wilson and Allan Wilson watch as former MasterChef New Zealand runner-up Jax Hamilton (front) and Kitchen Things cooking technology tutor Lesley Keen prepare a meal at Kitchen Things in Dunedin last night.
Ms Hamilton taught 10 lucky ODT subscribers how to cater for a dinner party and offered insights into her life and time on MasterChef in 2011.
She prepared a three-course meal, which included a chicken wonton crisp, lamb shanks and mille-feuille.
She told the group how much auditioning for MasterChef meant to her: ''If it all stopped there, at least it showed them [her children] that you can move on, you can live your dream and you can go further.''