SOCIAL work and cooking don't generally go hand-in-hand but that is about to change if Masterchef's Tregan Borg has her way.
After being eliminated from the competition tonight, she has wasted no time in making her dreams a reality.
"I see this as the beginning and not the end," the 25-year old social worker said of her elimination.
"Masterchef is a leaping board into everyone's future and the future can't begin until you leave the house."
Since leaving the house she has been reflecting on the lessons leant from the experience, the friends made and what she would have done differently, especially during the challenge that saw her eliminated.
Borg admitted during the challenge her head just wasn't in the right space and it showed on the plate.
It was the result of a tough and controversial team challenge that saw Borg and her fellow yellow team-mates forced to cook in a house without a kitchen and very basic cooking utensils which landed Borg again in the kitchen cooking for her life for the fifth consecutive time.
"For me it was morale thing," she said of her performance in the gruelling three round elimination challenge.
"The team challenge was really tough and after that my morale was really low. I was really tired.
"It was a fight not just for a place in the competition but for ingredients and I found that really hard.
"I'm not the kind of person to take things off other people, I have a caring heart and I felt bad."
It was further compounded when the third round rolled up and Borg found herself competing against her two best friends in the competition, Jules Pike and Julia Taylor.
"I have such respect for those girls," she said.
"I think there was a bit of self-sacrifice going on in my head.
"I cooked those lamb chops to oblivion which is very unlike me.
"I was lost, I really wasn't there."
She is now working at Maha Bar and Grill, a one hated restaurant in the CBD of Melbourne.
While she said it was great experience, her long term goal is to combine both cooking and social work.
"They are my two loves and that's where my passion lies," she said.
She is in talks with non-profit organizations to bring her dream of teaching people basic cooking and life skills to life.
"I want to take a holistic approach and help people live better through food," she explained.
"For me food is the basis of everything, the basis of life. Teaching people to cook is a springboard for other areas of their life."
She is also launching a blog, Food Cure, which will contain simple low budget recipes and information on social welfare programs.