MasterChef US is returning today with its season 13, which is named as United Tastes of America.
As per the source, this new season the participants will be divided on the basis of regions – the West, Northeast, Midwest, and South. During the course of the show, there will be 20 home cook participants.
They will perform challenges which include state fair challenge, Mystery Box challenges, cooking at Dodger Stadium, and Tag Team events where they will be tasked with creating a Michelin-star standard meal consisting of three meals. The winner will be the next MasterChef and will receive the wining amount of $250,000 grand prize.
The iconic trio Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez, and Joe Bastianich willbe back as judges. Gordon Ramsay shares a clip on his Twitter with the caption, “It’s a big night tomorrow ! @MasterChefonFOX United Tastes of America at 8/7c followed by #FoodStars ! A night of taste & time to innovate…dad jokes included.”
The promo shows the 20 participants are ready to compete with the food of their region and to prove it best. The clip concludes with Gordon Ramsay saying the chefs to “sharpen their knives”.
Recently, popcrave had interviewed Chef Aarón Sánchez and we got the following information. On asking about any special guest judge to expect on this season. Aarón replied, “I mean, I love them all! It’s like picking between your favorite child, but I mean, we have Daphne Oz who’s my colleague on MasterChef Jr. And you know, you have Tiffany Derry who’s a fantastic chef from Dallas who does southern roots food.”
He further stated, “Then you have Graham Elliot who’s a prior judge on MasterChef, and then we kind of bring it home with all these others, and Susan Feniger from California… I just think it’s really neat that we think big and bold. That’s what makes MasterChef the best culinary competition show in the world, because we’re not afraid to ask favors from friends and colleagues that we admire. That’s what makes it so good, I think.”
Here’s a video of chef Aarón Sánchez of promoting season 13:
The show has already premiered on 24 in Fox and Hulu.