MasterChef, the TV Experience

MasterChef is the worldwide smash hit

show that sets out on a nationwide quest to find the best amateur cook in the country. The show pushes contestants’ culinary skills to the limit on a life-changing journey where only one will be crowned the nation’s MasterChef.

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Cooking in the Masterchef kitchen

The MasterChef format launched in 1990

in the UK and aired for over a decade on the BBC. In 2005 the format was revived for the BBC as ‘MasterChef Goes Large’, and four years later Australia became the first country to adapt the format outside of the UK with MasterChef Australia launching in 2009 as the highest rated show in Australian history.

There have now been more than 60 local versions of MasterChef produced, airing in over 200 territories. Watched by 300 million people globally MasterChef is a no.1 rated show from the UK to the US, Australia, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Israel and beyond. In 2017 the format was officially crowned the Most Successful Cookery Television Format by Guinness World Records.

MasterChef has transformed the lives of more than 100

ex-contestants who have gone on to be professional chefs, including UK series one winner Thomasina Myers who co-founded the Wahaca restaurant group and has written and co-edited seven cookery books and become a cookery TV presenter; and Adam Liaw who won the second season in Australia and went on to become the author of five cook books, and host television series Destination Flavour, which won the 2016 AACTA award for best lifestyle TV show.

Many well-known faces have appeared on MasterChef from number of guests including Dalai Lama, Michelle Obama and The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to some of the world’s best chefs such as Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein and Marco Pierre White.

Man picking out vegetables for the Masterchef competition
Masterchef contestants cooking for US troops

The MasterChef brand extends into a global range

of successful commercial activities across multiple platforms including publishing, consumer products, live events, gaming and travel experiences.

MasterChef was created by Franc Roddam and is produced and distributed by Endemol Shine Group.