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Hometown:Thunder Bay, Ont.
Occupation: Former Airline Agent
Audition Dish: Thai Green Curry with Shrimp and Rice Noodles
Food Dream: To publish cook books and open her own small restaurant
Cryssi had a tough childhood, growing up shy from being bullied at school. She took refuge at home cooking with her mother and grandmother, and building her confidence in the kitchen. Determined and driven to succeed, Cryssi left her job behind in Thunder Bay in order to compete for the MasterChef Canada title. She is proud of her Portuguese family’s influence on her cooking, making wholesome, hearty food for even the pickiest of eaters. Cryssi especially loves to cook for her husband and best friend, Mark, who has helped expand her culinary repertoire following his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Cryssi refuses to let life’s challenges get in her way, and is ready to conquer the MasterChef Canada Kitchen.