EMI Kamada And Marie Yokoyama Have Big Plans After Winning The Hotplate.
EMI Kamada and Marie Yokoyama have big plans after winning The Hotplate,
The best mates, who run Japanese yakitori restaurant Bird's Nest in Brisbane, won $100,000 on last night's grand final.
The women beat Sydney couple Aron and Vanessa Filetti in a tightly-contested four-course cook off with a sophisticated and restrained menu.
They plan to use the money towards expanding their South Bank eatery to other Australian cities.
"Emi and I try to use every opportunity we're given," Marie told APN.
"This one is going to be one that shoots us into the future.
We want to expand across Australia. Our endgame is to open an Australian-style yakitori restaurant in Tokyo."
Marie revealed on last night's grand final she is expecting her first child, a daughter, in October.