Kristen Dwyer is an early childhood educator from Conception Bay South, N.L. Her interest in cooking began at the age of 15 after her mom was diagnosed with ALS, and she took over cooking for the family. Kristen asked her mom if she could boil a frozen hotdog for lunch, and the cooking spark was ignited. Starting with something as simple as a hotdog, Kristen has come a long way and is inspired by strong and bold flavours, experimenting with different combinations. Cooking for her husband, family, and life-long friends, Kristen’s favourite dish is soft pretzels with coarse salt, and a Serrano beer cheese sauce. You can find Kristen in the kitchen, cooking away to anything by The Beatles, using her favourite chef knife.
A fierce competitor, Kristen does not like to lose. She wants the money, trophy, and the bragging rights that come with winning the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA. Her food dream is to start a food truck franchise in Newfoundland.