Ready Steady Cook (Australian TV series)

Ready Steady Cook is a four-time Logie Award-nominated Australian cookery competition show that aired on Network Ten from 2005 until 2013. Repeats continued to air daily until early 2014. It is based on the original Ready Steady Cook series broadcast by the BBC. The format is owned by Endemol.

Ready, Steady, Cook
Created byEndemol
Developed bySouthern Star
Presented byNick Stratford (2005)
Peter Everett (2006–2011)
Colin Lane (2011–2013)
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodesover 1000
Production locationsPyrmont, New South Wales
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Production companiesEndemol Southern Star (2005–2009)
Southern Star Group (2009–2013)
Original networkNetwork Ten
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseApril 4, 2005 (2005-04-04) –
12 December 2013 (2013-12-12)
Related showsReady Steady Cook (UK version)
External links

The show debuted in 2005, where it was hosted by former chef Nick Stratford. It aired weekdays at 1 pm. Former Nine Network personality Peter Everett took over the hosting job in January 2006 to coincide with Ten's new daytime lineup. From 2006, it has aired at 2 pm.

In March 2011, it was announced that Colin Lane replaced Everett from June 2011.


Two teams (Capsicum and Tomato), consisting each of a professional chef and an audience member compete against each other, both trying to create the best entrée, meal and dessert in a 20-minute time limit. The final segment sees both opposing chefs teaming up to prepare a dish in a strict time limit.

New challenges were introduced in 2009. As well as the regular gourmet and classic bags, the chefs are given surprise new challenges that push their cooking skills to the limit.

Chefs featured on the showEdit

Celebrity guestsEdit

A celebrity version of Ready Steady Cook Australia aired separate to the daytime series during prime time for a brief period in 2005. The following celebrities have appeared at least once, though others have also been seen on the show, both during the regular series and prime time celebrity shows.



In 2008, there were a number of 'celebrity cook-offs' on the daytime show. The celebrity cook-offs were randomly put into the schedule throughout 2008. Some of the celebrities that appeared in 2008 are:


The celebrity cook-offs return for the 2009 series. Participants include:


Year Award Category Result
2009 Logie Awards Most Popular Lifestyle Program Nominated
2010 Logie Awards Most Popular Lifestyle Program Nominated
2011 Logie Awards Most Popular Lifestyle Program Nominated
2012 Logie Awards Most Popular Lifestyle Program Nominated

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