Paul and Shantala were pleased to discover their assignment was to recreate a Hell’s meat pizza. Photo TVNZ

When island restaurateurs Paul Patterson and Shantala McNeish were tasked with recreating a famous Hell’s meat pizza in episode five of TVNZ’s popular show Snack Masters, the pair breathed a sigh of relief. 

“We were pleased when we were assigned pizza because I’ve done it before, so we had a bit of an advantage there,” says Shantala. “Especially because of the main ingredient being meat – and Paul is the expert on that.”

“When they asked me to do it I said ‘as long as I don’t have to do a dessert’, says Paul, who runs Paulie’s kitchen at Club Waiheke in Surfdale. “I’m not good at pastries because I don’t have the patience.” • Silvia Massa

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