By Tate Papworth

Two former Masterchef contestants from the western suburbs will reunite for one of the country’s largest cooking events.

Sydenham’s Anushka Zargaryan and Altona’s Walleed Rasheed will share a tent at the Cake, Bake and Sweets show as they endeavour to keep their culinary dreams alive post Masterchef.

Anushka will be serving her honey cake, which became a signature dish and wowed the judges on the hit tv show. She hopes it proves as popular with the public.

“I’ve got two flavours now, the original honey and chocolate,” she said. “I’m hoping it will generate enough interest at the show to manufacture it.”

Walleed was known to many before

Masterchef through his business, the Fresh Prince of Baklava, which trades from Kensington and South Melbourne markets.

With Anushka launching her product and Walleed already having an established base, the duo decided it was the perfect time to collaborate.

“We’re doing our own products, but we’re going to share a tent, share the love and help each other get through it,” Anushka said.

The Cake, Bake and Sweets show will be held November 29 – December 1 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Instagram: @freshprinceofbaklava and @anushkaskitchen

Tate Papworth