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.
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.