There are so many things that could go wrong. Does a side salad qualify as a side dish? Can pineapple on a burger be a culinary hit? Will their precious bread rise in time?
What nobody anticipated going wrong was illness-inducing, salmonella-laden, under-cooked prawn.
As Michelle stepped up to the judges, she knew the burger she’d spent so long making wasn’t her finest work.
“Taking something up to the judges that I’m just really not happy with is devastating, I wish I had something better to bring.
“Apologies in advance,” she warned them as she approached the judging table.
At this point, the judges were getting kind of worried. Michelle already admitted that her polenta chips were “a disaster” and has just placed bacon on the side of the plate as her “side dish”. It was strange but she was doing her best. They were willing to hear her out.
Until… it's a health and safety issue.
As George Calombaris cuts his sacred knife through Michelle's burger, it becomes clear.