MKR 2014 sees Bree and Jessica triumph
South Australian mothers Bree and Jessica win the My Kitchen Rules grand final, beating controversial West Australian pair Chloe and Kelly in a five-course cook-off.PT1M36S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-37gu8 620 349 April 30, 2014
They may not have taken top prize in the grand final, but well-travelled friends Chloe James and Kelly Ramsay insist we haven't seen the last of them yet.
Portrayed as catty villains during the series, Chloe and Kelly said they were proud of their culinary efforts, even if viewers didn't warm to them.
More than 3 million still watched the MKR grand final 2014: Chloe and Kelly versus Bree and Jesssica.
"People hate us! We find that it's very much online, mostly social media," said Chloe.
"It's lucky that we know how to turn off from it. We are lucky that we have friends and family here to support us."
That support was in full force last night as the ladies watched the grand final episode of My Kitchen Rules at an exclusive Channel Seven event in Mount Hawthorn.
My Kitchen Rules' Kelly and Chloe devastated at loss
Friends and family of WA's My Kitchen Rules contestants Chloe and Kelly gathered at the Peasant's Table restaurant in Mt Hawthorn on Tuesday night to watch the series grand final.
New South Wales cheesemakers Annie and James were among several teams who travelled from interstate to show their support for the WA duo.
"We feel extremely lucky to be their friends and to have learnt so much about food from them," said James.
The result was a closely guarded secret. The final announcement was filmed twice, with alternate endings, meaning that even the contestants were kept in the dark until the show went to air.
"Filming the grand final was one of the most amazing times of our lives, there are no words to describe it," said Kelly.
The WA pair wept as they realised which scenario was playing out on the giant screen in front of them. They were swiftly escorted out of the screening room shortly after South Australian mums Bree and Jessica were announced My Kitchen Rules champions.
"We felt that we cooked amazingly and we were happy with how we performed, so I guess that's the main thing," said Chloe.
With the series over, Chloe said she has been spending time with her seven-year-old son Dylan and planning her upcoming nuptials in New York.
"We made some lifelong friends, we've got Annie and Jason here today, Thalia and Bianca are flying to New York for the wedding, all amazing friends, we'll remember them forever," she said.
Kelly kept the apron on after the series wrapped, stepping out of the MKR kitchen and into a busy CBD restaurant.
"I've started my apprenticeship at The Trustee in Perth, that's been such a dream of mine and I'm absolutely loving it," she said.
The girls are currently in talks with the Hawaiian Group about opening their own restaurant in Mount Hawthorn.
While the $250,000 prize would have helped speed that process along, Chloe said both have their hearts set on hospitality.
"We will still follow the dream, but it's going to take some time," she said.
"Mount Hawthorn is our home, we want to open something here and keep it local. WA all the way!" said Kelly.