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MasterChef Australia

Genres: Food, Reality Competition
Broadcast on: M-Net, M-Net Series Reality, BBC Lifestyle, Vuzu, M-Net City, M-Net Family, eReality

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Seasons

Season 7

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Network Ten 05 May 2015 27 Jul 2015 Weekdays 62
M-Net 12 Jan 2016 02 May 2016 Weekdays, 18h30 - 19h30 62
M-Net City 12 Feb 2016 03 May 2016 Weekdays, 18h30 - 19h30 62
M-Net Family 07 Jun 2016 26 Sep 2016 Weekdays, 18h30 - 19h30 62
eReality 08 Feb 2021 04 May 2021 Weekdays, 19h00 - 20h00 62


Season 7

MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British show of the same name created by Franc Roddam, in which amateur chefs compete in weekly elimination challenges which test their food knowledge and preparation skills until a winner is crowned as the "MasterChef".

Entrants must be over 18 years old whose main source of income cannot come from preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment.

The battle is on to find the most promising, undiscovered culinary talent in the country, as ambitious kitchen enthusiasts take on demanding challenges in their bid to prove they have what it takes to become Australian MasterChef.

The competition starts with auditions, following which the top 50 travel to Sydney where they are put through their paces in a variety of challenges as they compete for a place in the final 24 (20 in the first season).

The final 24 must learn fast and up their game as they are challenged with cooking from a mystery box of ingredients, cooking the same menu as their competitors and hoping to come out top, and taking part in tasks that are completely outside of their comfort zone, including cooking for the army or catering for a wedding.

All the challenges require concentration, dedication and above all talent as one mistake could mean the end of their dream.

The winner plays for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published and A$100,000 in cash.

This is an emotional and exhausting journey, pushing the contestants to their absolute limits. Who will prove to the judges that they have what it takes?

The first season was hosted by Sarah Wilson, with judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston. Wilson was dropped after one season, with the judges assuming hosting duties as well. Matt Moran was added as a host and recurring judge in Season 3, but left the show after Season 4.

Broadcast Notes

Season 7 aired on weekdays on M-Net and M-Net City simultaneously until Episode 34, which aired on Friday 26 February, 2016. On M-Net City, a Katy Perry special was scheduled on Monday 29 February 2016, meaning from then on it was aired one day after the M-Net broadcast until the end of the run.

In Australia, there were 62 episodes in Season 7, but several of those were 90-minute episodes which were split into separate episodes in South Africa, meaning the local broadcast contained 80 episodes.


Season 7 Cast

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Host/Judge - Himself

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Host/Judge - Himself

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Host/Judge - Himself


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