The ecstatic winning couple - Libby & Elliot!
The intense hour-long cook-off against contestants Sara and Danny
Libby and Elliot have proven to have the secret ingredient to success, taking out the crown in tonight's Grand Final of The Great Food Race!
Danny and Sara have been strong competitors from the outset, with their "in it to win it" attitude apparent from Day One.
However it was the young couple from Waikato who the judges commended as "a great, confident, forward-thinking team" who pulled ahead during the race component, and the intense hour-long live cook-off.
"We're ecstatic and I'm still shaking - I don't think it'll feel real until...actually I don't know when this will feel real!" says Libby.
And their immediate plans for the future?
Elliot laughs, "Good question! We honestly didn't expect this - after all there were so many things that could have gone wrong! Even tonight, there were so many surprises and it felt like we were just winging it."
"What we did plan for is a huge party next week - which we planned on holding regardless of whether we won or not. So there's that! And of course, like most young Kiwis - we plan to travel."