MasterChef: Meet the Contestants
“MASTERCHEF” STARTS COOKING TUESDAY, JULY 27, ON FOX
NATIONWIDE SEARCH BRINGS 50 AMATEUR HOME COOKS
TO LOS ANGELES TO VIE FOR FIRST-EVER “MASTERCHEF” TITLE
Top 14 Revealed Tuesday, August 10
Sharpen your knives and fire up your stoves! Famed chef Gordon Ramsay’s newest culinary competition series, MASTERCHEF, based on the smash international hit, is set to start cooking Tuesday, July 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. After a nationwide search for the best home cooks in America, the series will turn one of 50 hopefuls into a culinary star and America’s first-ever MASTERCHEF.
In the premiere episode, the hopefuls will have one hour to prepare their signature dishes and present them to the distinguished MASTERCHEF judging panel: Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay; restaurateur and wine maker Joe Bastianich; and the youngest four-star chef in America, Graham Elliot. The judges are looking for passion, creativity and most importantly great flavor and taste. Only the most deserving home cooks who impress the judges will win the coveted white apron and will move on to the next round of the competition.
On Tuesday, Aug. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the judges will reveal the Top 30, and each week, the stakes will be raised as more hopefuls are eliminated until the Top 14 are announced on Tuesday, Aug. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the show moves to a new night and expands to two-hour episodes as the hopefuls dish out their absolute best in an effort to impress the judges and continue in the competition.
Are you looking for recipes from the show? Check out my review of the MasterChef Cookbook HERE.
Click HERE for a chart listing the hometowns, professions and signature dishes of the 50 home cooks.
Also a good read is Chris Spradley’s blog post about his Casting Call Experience for MasterChef. Read it HERE.