Dixon Olakunbi wins Knorr Taste Quest2, gets N2m, SUV & kitchen equipment | Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog

LI_Leaderboard_4

LI_Leaderboard_1

LI_Leaderboard_2

LI_Leaderboard_3

Friday, 25 April 2014

Dixon Olakunbi wins Knorr Taste Quest2, gets N2m, SUV & kitchen equipment

Dixon Olakunbi, finally emerged from the keenly contested grand finale as the winner of the Unilever Nigeria-sponsored TV reality show tagged Knorr Taste Quest.

For her accomplishment, Dixon goes home with N2 million cash prize, a Ford Eco Sport SUV courtesy of Coscharis Motors, and Kenwood kitchen equipment. She now joins the Knorr Taste Quest hall of fame that already has winner of season one,  Lalu Surdiham who was also present at the grand finale. Continue...




Following closely as the second runner-up was  Nwando Onuigbo who gets a N1 million cash prize and Kenwood kitchen equipment.  Olabode Akinyoola ended as third place winner getting, N500,000 cash prize and Kenwood kitchen equipment. All other contestants who entered into the show went home with a consolatory prize of Kenwood kitchen equipment.


For the last challenge of the season, the finalists were told to prepare a three course meal within 1 hr 30 minutes. Ingredients for the Starter include, Catfish, Garden egg, Avocado, Cous cous, Quinoa and Atarodo.
For the Main, ingredients comprised Lamb, Corn, Breadfruit, Plantain, Rice, Fettuccine, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Aubergine, Leeks and Chocolate. To complete the three course was desert ingredients such as Mango, Melon, Flour and Butter.

At the end of the fiercely contested exercise that was laced with tension and drama, they all filed out to present their dishes one after another but it was Dixon’s meal that unanimously earned the best reviews from the obviously impressed three-man judging panel. Head of the jury, Dr. Roberts confessed that although he was not a lover of avocado but he could not resist Dixon’s experiment with the fruit.

“To say that I am shocked and surprised is an understatement,’ declared an excited Dixon after she was declared winner. “I wasn’t expecting to win. I hope that this is the beginning of good things to come; like more endorsements. This is just the beginning.”
She added, “I didn’t see it coming. I am competing against the best. It is not a case of one person does it better than all the rest. It is about understanding ingredients and working with time. There is no secret recipe anywhere. I didn’t expect to win but I am grateful I won.”
According to Doctor Roberts, the final decision was not easy but based on facts available to judges. “To be honest, I came into the finale without having an idea of who will emerge as the winner,” confessed Doctor Roberts. He added, “It was a very level-playing field. It was anybody’s game. Everything stood her out. Her starter, main course and desert were very good.”
Expressing her satisfaction at the outcome of the show, Nsima Ogedi-Alakwe, Brand Building Director, Foods, Unilever, Nigeria said that the winner had displayed skills and talent worthy to be crowned as Nigeria’s best cook.
“I am extremely satisfied. I take that from the excitement from the audience and the winner. She has displayed skills and talent that set her apart from her contemporaries. About 14 of them started out when the show began some 15 weeks ago. Anybody could have won,” she submitted.
Knorr Taste Quest season two also witnessed unprecedented partnership from Cosharis Motors who donated the star prize of a Ford Eco Sport SUV as well as from Kenwood who donated kitchen equipment worth several millions.




24 comments:

Yinotinto Juliet said...

congrats Dixon. i was actually following the prog till it started looking boring to me.

Anonymous said...

Congrats #bright bravo#

Zenki Brown said...

a big congrat. cheers

Joy Kdp said...

Congrats to her

desuamannis beads said...

Suv?pls am competing next year LOL

Unwana Johnson said...

Kudo o

Olamide said...

Attentive Kunbi,I knew right from the beginning that you were going to win.....so happy you won..This is definately the beginning of good things for you..Congrats girl

Anonymous said...

Yeepee! Happy for Nwando! Up Yellow Chequered girls! FGGC Zaria chics rock!
L. (Purple Cheque)

ezinne olive said...

Congrats to him

Anonymous said...

Chai! Am so happy though I don't know her. What a mind blowing transformation. How I wish I can cook well I would have love to participate. Anyway congrats and enjoy. Frm nwa aba international

Debbie Chelsea said...

Wow,so dis lady later won...congrats swt...

Shoutozone said...

Dats qyt a whoopi sum addin d price of d SUV. Congrats to her

Anonymous said...

The colour of dat car though #okbye#

Anonymous said...

Congrats dear

Amarachukwu. said...

Wow! Congrats to her but I was thinking Nwando would win.

Anonymous said...

Lucky kunbi.. she already drives a KIA CERATO

Anonymous said...

Congrat dixon

Anonymous said...

Dats my baby kunbs , 2 bad cars in just few months

EDDY WIZ said...

happy for him..congrats man..

opeoluwa ogunlana said...

Great OOUITE! Am happy 4 u Kunbi Dixon. We re indeed proud of u! This gives another opinion of O.O.U students!!! This wil be d beginning of good things in ur endeavour dear.

Anonymous said...

so akin can cook.. na wa ooo, ex chiefo mirage(OOU)Congratz nyways

Anonymous said...

Did she win the firdt car also?

Okoro said...

Nice one knorr!

JOYCHY said...

Wowwwwwww wen did dey air d final?? Dey hv been really incoherent with d show! Congrats 2 her! She was very consistent!! I'm glad a female won!!

Recent Posts