About MasterChef Australia
The challenge is to create mouth-watering homecooked meals both in the MasterChef kitchen and at spectacular locations across the country.
Twenty-four talented and passionate home cooks have earnt the privilege of wearing the coveted white apron, which gains them entry into the prestigious alumni from ten previous seasons, many of whom themselves have reached critical acclaim and culinary success.
With different backgrounds, different experiences, skills and cultural influences, there is one thing that unites our Top 24 – their passion for food.
Australia’s favourite judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris are back in the kitchen, ready to encourage, challenge and push contestants to extend their repertoire and cook better than they’ve ever cooked before.They’ll be joined in season 11 by three new mentors, each all too familiar with the daunting MasterChef kitchen. Each week contestants will be guided by one mentor in the Immunity Challenge as they take on a professional guest chef. Contestants have the chance to be cheered on by either season 1 runner-up Poh Ling Yeow, season 7 winner Billie McKay, or season 8 runner-up Matt Sinclair.
Returning for the fourth time, domestic goddess Nigella Lawson will inspire and challenge in her own week, alongside the superstars of the food world – Rick Stein, Clare Smyth and Yotam Ottolenghi in Legends Week.
Sweet Week returns in the MasterChef kitchen, with sugary treats to delight the sweet tooth within us all, and Secrets Week will keep contestants on their toes with a week of surprises around every corner.
A familiar face from season 10 will return, with winner Sashi Cheliah guiding contestants at Judge’s Auditions to plate to their strengths, alongside fellow alumni including season 4 winner Andy Allen and season 8 winner Elena Duggan.
The master of gastronomy Heston Blumenthal returns to his second home, making this his tenth appearance on MasterChef Australia.
Massimo Bottura, globally renowned Michelin star chef and owner of the best restaurant in the world, returns for the second time for an exceptional challenge.
Curtis Stone joins us again from LA, along with dessert king Darren Purchese, and the beloved Maggie Beer is back for a special challenge at Hanging Rock.
Max Sharrad, Coskun Uysal, Donovan Cooke and Jesse McTavish will challenge, mentor and compete against our contestants during the Immunity Challenges.
Keen to keep contestants on their toes with the latest trends and techniques, they are just the tip of the iceberg in a long list of chefs joining the kitchen this season, and every week viewers will be treated to phenomenal guests, ready to stir up our Top 24.