ABOUT MASTERCHEF

Welcome to MasterChef – the world’s most successful food format. For over 25 years, the much-loved TV show has been discovering and nurturing world class food talent, and changing the lives of countless contestants across the world. MasterChef, however, is far more than a TV show, and aims to inspire viewers at all stages of their culinary journey. To this end, the MasterChef kitchenware ranges have been developed in close collaboration with the TV show, with the standards and integrity that have become synonymous with MasterChef the world over.

THE TV SERIES

FIRST LAUNCHED

MasterChef first launched way back in 1990 on BBC One in the UK, with contestants competing to be crowned Britain’s best amateur chef, under the watchful eyes of Loyd Grossman. Now adapted in over 65 territories worldwide, and broadcast in over 200, MasterChef is watched globally by over 300 million viewers and has transformed many lives the world over.

With successful iterations including Celebrity MasterChef, Junior MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals, MasterChef All Stars, and MasterChef Seniors, the past year saw exciting new launches of MasterChef: Young Talent (Denmark and Norway), and Young MasterChef (UK), catering for a new generation of aspiring young food talent. Regardless of the iteration, MasterChef always has one aim: to discover the country’s best food talent through a series of extraordinary cooking challenges, and watched over by the world’s most prestigious food judges.

MASTERCHEF JUDGES

The MasterChef judges provide the beating heart of the format, and represent the best of the best in culinary talent all over the world. Whether Michelin-starred restaurant chefs, successful restaurateurs or the nation’s most powerful critics, their food knowledge and industry experience is second to none, and the opportunity to cook for these icons is once-in-a-lifetime. Whilst MasterChef judges have always been respected names in the food industry, the success of MasterChef has in many cases transformed them into household names.

SPIRIT OF MASTERCHEF

The MasterChef journey is a life-changing one, with hundreds of contestants who have gone on to change their lives through food, including those who have gone on to win Michelin stars. The MasterChef message to its millions of viewers across the world is that they too can transform their lives through food, encouraging home cooks to become home chefs, and inspiring professional chefs to innovate and excel. Whether you are an expert home cook, or a complete beginner, MasterChef has the ability to excite and inspire, and to transmit this passion into millions of homes across the world.

MASTERCHEF GLOBAL

Three decades after the first UK version, MasterChef is now a bona fide global brand, recognized and trusted the world over, with local productions continuing to build on this success and adapt the much-loved format to their own culinary cultures.

The list of internationally recognized chefs who have appeared as MasterChef judges includes: Jock Zonfrillo and George Calombaris (Australia), Erick Jacquin and Helena Rizzo (Brazil), Jesper Koch and Dek Wichangoen (Denmark), Kape Aihinen and Henri Alén (Finland), Yves Camdeborde and Thierry Marx (France), Sybille Schonberger (Germany), Leonidas Koutsopoulous (Greece), Daniel Clifford (Ireland), Bruno Barbieri, Antonino Cannavaccuiolo, Giorgio Locatelli, Carlo Cracco (Italy), Pepe Rodrigue and Jordi Cruz (Spain), Tom Sjostedt (Sweden), Andreas Caminada (Switzerland), Benito Molina (US Latino), Michel Roux Jnr and Marcus Wareing (UK) and – of course - Gordon Ramsay (US). Guest chefs appearing on versions of MasterChef include culinary legends such as Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon, Massimo Bottura, Ferran Adrià, Heston Blumenthal, Michel Roux, Albert Roux, Joan Roca and Marco Pierre White, Curtis Stone, Ann Sophie Pic, Tom Kitchin (Scotland’s youngest ever winner of a Michelin star), Glynn Purnell, Christian Esbribà, Carles Abellan, Helen Duroze, and Clare Smyth.

KITCHENWARE

We want to inspire our viewers to change their own lives through food, so we have developed kitchenware ranges in close collaboration with the show in order to fully reflect the integrity and professionalism of the MasterChef brand, and its ability to nurture talent at all stages of the culinary journey.

From cookware that’s perfect for those just starting out, to tools for more professional use, we’ve catered for all levels of home cook. The MasterChef kitchenware ranges also offer an extensive range of options when it comes to design, functionality, and price point, giving the MasterChef viewer the flexibility to make the right choices for their kitchen! Every home cook can now make the restaurant quality recipes they see on our shows and share in the spirit of MasterChef at home!

Appearing on MasterChef has been life-changing for many of our contestants, and a platform from which to launch a lifelong career in food.  If you have always had a passion for cooking and believe you have what it takes to join our Wall of Fame then apply. - The MasterChef Team.