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Sophie Hood and Troy Benjamin Win Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars

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On April 24, 2024, NSW’s Sophie Hood and Victoria’s Troy Benjamin were crowned the winners of Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars. The Australian reality TV show, which premiered on March 26, 2024, on the Nine Network, concluded with a grand finale as the two finalists each secured a $250,000 investment and a year’s worth of business mentorship from renowned chef Gordon Ramsay and Boost Juice founder Janine Allis.

Benjamin impressed the judges with his Indigenous tea product, Blak Brews, while Hood’s hangover relief drink, Seoul Tonic, also stood out. Both entrepreneurs delivered compelling final pitches, expressing their visions and passion for their respective businesses.

The dynamic duo emerged victorious from a pool of fourteen contestants who were chosen to compete in two teams of seven. Throughout the show’s ten episodes, the finalists navigated challenges that tested their business acumen and ability to manage a food enterprise. They faced off against fellow finalists Aaron from South Australia and Mason from WA, both of whom presented unique beverage products.

In the end, it was Benjamin’s and Hood’s innovative ideas, coupled with their strong pitches, that convinced Ramsay and Allis to invest in their ventures. The winners will now embark on a transformative journey with the support and guidance of their mentors, setting their businesses up for success and a bright future.

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Speaking after their win, Benjamin expressed his eagerness to work with Ramsay, stating, “Super excited to work with you and listen and learn. That’s what our culture is about. So we’ll have a nice little campfire together.” Hood, equally overwhelmed, shared, “No words! I just think that this is going to be huge, and there’s no better person to be able to take this to the next level with.”

The first season of Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars Australia has certainly delivered a contest, providing a platform for aspiring food entrepreneurs to showcase their talents and pursue their dreams. With the winners now set to leverage their newfound opportunities, the future looks bright for these rising stars in the culinary world.


Jackson Anderson, your go-to Australian TV Correspondent, reporting on all things Aussie TV and Streaming. With a deep passion for extreme sports, especially snowboarding, I blend my love for adrenaline with my storytelling skills. Join me as I dive into the world of Australian entertainment and bring you all the latest news.

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