Unfortunately for Mandy, her efforts in the condiment challenge just didn't cut the mustard for the show's judges and this week's guest mentor Nigella Lawson.
But it was Nigella's sweet words to the 51-year-old from South Australia (after her peri peri chicken was taste-tested) that left her and us with watery eyes.
"You’re someone who cooks with so much love and food is obviously going to be your life," the British kitchen goddess told Mandy, who battled it out against Jess in the final two.
"And I think that you’ve got so much to give. And I think you’ll take what you’ve learnt and you’ll carry on evolving and I have complete faith in you."
Well miss you, Mandy! You too, Nigella!