Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi welcome 40 home cooks into the MASTERCHEF kitchen for Season Seven, premiering June 1 on FOX. Special guest judge Chef Kevin Sbraga will join Chef Ramsay and Tosi on the search for America’s best home cook.
Philadelphia chef Kevin Sbraga, known for his contemporary American cuisine, owns three restaurants with his company, Sbraga Dining. He is excited to join MASTERCHEF this upcoming season, a show that has helped carve a niche for cooking competitions on prime time television, in part due to its hard-hitting celebrity hosts and judges. “I am truly excited to join Gordon, Christina and the other chef judges on such an amazing show," says Chef Sbraga. "It was an honor to work with, watch, and critique such talented home cooks."
"We are thrilled to welcome some of the world’s best chefs into the MASTERCHEF kitchen as mentors and guest judges this season,” adds Chef Ramsay. “Each of the guest judges brings a unique perspective and skill to the kitchen that we believe will propel America’s best home cooks to the next level.” In addition to Chef Kevin Sbraga, other chefs on the judging panel will include Wolfgang Puck, Aarón Sánchez, Edward Lee, and Richard Blais.
In the season's premiere episode, 40 of the best home cooks in America will travel to Los Angeles where they will attempt to earn a coveted white apron and move forward to compete for the MASTERCHEF title, a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize. Judging the battle rounds will be Ramsay and Tosi who will taste for flavor, creativity, and presentation. In order to move to the next round of the competition, the home cooks must have an immense passion for food and be determined to out-cook their rivals.