MasterChef Australia 2013: The Professionals2013 Jan 17 | Written by: Zye Angiwan | Tags: MasterChef Australia
Why watch MasterChef Australia 2013?
The country’s hottest cooking show brings excitement back to reality television with MasterChef: The Professionals. Featuring an all-pro cast in a brand-new, custom-built kitchen in Melbourne, this season pits 18 professional chefs from all over Australia against each other in a series of high-octane cooking battles. The show follows an all-new format and promises to be bigger, more intense, with fiercer challenges.
MasterChef: The Professionals teams up MasterChef mainstay judge Matt Preston and culinary giant Marco Pierre White as co-hosts. The grand winner gets the opportunity of a lifetime: to experience working with the best chefs, restaurants and kitchens all over the world, plus a cash prize.
The 18 contestants are a diverse group, from chefs with years of professional cooking experience under their belts to younger chefs just starting out in the industry.
Who to watch?
From New South Wales are Cameron Bailey, 26, Luke Southwood, 43, Tracey Holderness, 47, Bonny Porter, 23, Akuc Isaac Chol, 27, Nathan Brindle, 23, Sarah Knights, 27, Nick Whitehouse, 41, Cassie Delves, 19, Coop Woodstone, 37, Chrissie Flanagan, 33.
Contestants rom Queensland are Kiah Blanco, 27, Anthony Bantoft, 33, Rhett Willis, 33, Matty McKenzie, 25.
From Victoria are Kylie McAllester, 27, and Michael Demagistris, 31. Contestant Rhys Badcock, 29, hails from both New South Wales and Western Australia.
When to watch?
MasterChef: The Professionals airs its season premiere on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., only on Channel TEN.
In the meantime, while waiting for the show to kick off, you can get ready to make like a pro. Whip up all kinds of sumptuous recipes with the right cookware and kitchenware in the MasterChef range, all available here!