About the ShowReturning for its 10th remarkable season in 2018, MasterChef Australia promises a season full of surprises, where contestants will be tested by the biggest international and local culinary legends and challenged to create delicious and beautiful home-cooked meals set to ensure a truly exceptional series.
Twenty-four home cooks will earn the privilege of donning the coveted MasterChef Australia apron, joining an elite group from nine previous seasons who have gone on to achieve critical acclaim and culinary success.
After searching the far corners of the country for Australia’s best amateur cooks, the brave, confident and fearless will stand together, facing a massive judges’ audition process, which will leave only the very best standing.
Everyone’s favourite judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris are back at the helm, ready to share their own talent and insights with the newest bunch of contestants, encouraging and challenging them to push themselves to cook smarter, extend their creativity and overcome obstacles in ways they never dreamt possible.
Vue de Monde’s Shannon Bennett reprises his role as mentor for the immunity challenges, confident he can give away more immunity pins than ever before.
Joining MasterChef Australia for the first time in its history, internationally renowned, Michelin-starred MasterChef America chef Gordon Ramsay will inspire and challenge in his own week, leading contestants on an unforgettable path. Also joining us for a truly special week is returning guest, the domestic goddess herself Nigella Lawson.
Familiar faces from across the past nine seasons will return, with MasterChef Australia 2017 winner Diana Chan back alongside every other season winner – Julie Goodwin, Adam Liaw, Kate Bracks, Andy Allen, Emma Dean, Brent Owens, Billie McKay and Elena Duggan – all here to mentor contestants through the judges’ auditions.
Maggie Beer joins us again, along with Curtis Stone and Alla Wolf-Tasker, plus dessert kings Darren Purchese and Adriano Zumbo.
There will be plenty of new faces, as some of the world’s leading chefs arrive in the MasterChef Australia kitchen to challenge, mentor and compete against the contestants. These include Shui Ishizaka, Jo Barrett, John Rivera, Alanna Sapwell, Alice Wright, Gavin Hughes, Andy Harmer, Katherine Sabbath and Matt Abe, who runs the kitchen at a three Michelin-starred restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
For an incredibly lucky group of contestants there will be a challenge they will never expect, cooking in Darwin for His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. With insight from Charles’ wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, this is what dreams are made of as the contestants make a push towards Finals Week.MasterChef Australia remains Australia’s premier cooking competition. The ultimate winner stands to walk away with not only a life-changing experience and the title of Australia’s MasterChef 2018, but $250,000 and a monthly column in Australia’s leading premium food magazine, Delicious.
MasterClasses are back, peppered throughout the series with Gary, Matt and George and special guests all taking the time to showcase individual skills, priceless tips and recipes with both contestants and eager cooks at home.
MasterChef Australia is a cooking competition like no other. It transforms lives, inspires the nation and impresses the world’s best chefs. In a season full of surprises, season 10 will have it all.