Khoku has always lived a life of struggle. From a very young age she started working as a house maid, where she realized that she loved to cook. Hence she started going from house to house, cooking for various people. It was these very people who encouraged her, filled her forms and got her to participate and eventually be a contestant on MasterChef. She felt unconfident when she saw the humungous crowd present at the auditions and had almost decided to go back home, but it was her husband who pushed her to keep her faith and supported her all through. Having to cook in so many different households has sharpened her skills in almost all cooking forms.