Kaila Klassen

Hometown: Penticton, B.C.
Currently Resides: West Kelowna, B.C.  Occupation: Realtor
Signature Dish: Seared Ahi Tuna with cannellini bean and pancetta fricasee

Hailing from Penticton, B.C., Kaila is a real estate agent with big dreams to feature meat front-and-centre in a successful food truck business. Kaila started cooking at age 17 after her first taste of fine dining. The experience – along with the desire to spend less money eating out so often – prompted her to start recreating dishes at home, including her favourite - braised beef short ribs, with parsnip puree and grilled asparagus, garnished with parsnip chips.

Her original inspiration as a cook is MASTERCHEF’s own Gordon Ramsay whom she’s “obsessed” with. Auditioning for MASTERCHEF CANADA, Kaila is looking to prove her skills and demonstrate that she can achieve anything she puts her mind to. If she takes the top title, Kaila wants to give a chunk of the prize winnings to her mother, as well as create a demo for her own cooking show.