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Gordon Ramsay Drops Some New Intel About the Upcoming Season of 'MasterChef'

Kayla Keegan
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From Good Housekeeping

MasterChef is coming back in just a few days - and by the sounds of it, things are definitely going to be heating up in season 10.

The competition show will once again aim to find the best home cook out there through a series of grueling challenges, all while some of the biggest names in the culinary biz critique their every move.

To get you up to speed (and give you a few spoilers of what's to come), here's the full story on season 10 of MasterChef:

When does MasterChef season 10 start in 2019?

Really soon, actually! Season 10 is slated to kick off on Fox starting Wednesday, May 29 at 8 p.m. ET. It will reportedly be on Thursday nights, too, beginning Thursday, June 20 at the same time.

Part one of the premiere episode will feature 36 home cooks battling it out for a spot in the top 20. A special twist called the "Judges' Pass" will save one lucky cook from leaving. The first episode will re-air on Friday, May 23.

How can I watch new episodes of MasterChef?

If tuning in on Wednesday nights isn't really an option for you, don't sweat it - there are many ways to enjoy the cooking show. For starters, you can watch the series on Hulu (the streaming service offers a free trial or starter pack of $5.99 a month for a one-year subscription with limited or no commercials). Otherwise, MasterChef is also available at $1.99 an episode on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.

Finally, you can use your TV provider username and password to unlock the episodes on Fox.com. Fox is compatible with AT&T U-verse, Spectrum, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Frontier Communications, Xfinity, and more.

Who are the judges for MasterChef season 10?

Like in past seasons, Hell's Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay will return to host, mentor, and judge the competition. Alongside him will be culinary wizards Joe Bastianich and Aarón Sánchez. Eventually, Gordon, Joe, and Aarón will be tasked with choosing the best cook and awarding that contestant $250,000 and the title of "MasterChef."

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Who are the 2019 MasterChef contestants?

Below is the full list of all 36 contenders fighting for a top-20 spot and a coveted white apron:

  • Brielle Gunderson - Stay-at-Home Mom
  • David Ke - Electrical Engineer
  • Fred Chang - Revenue Analyst
  • Sarah Faherty - Former Army Interrogator
  • Deanna Colon - Vocal Coach
  • Camerron Dangerfield - Product Analyst
  • Dorian Hunter - Creeler
  • Noah Sims - Septic Systems Foreman
  • Alegan Garner II - Clinical Psychologist
  • Luca Schifanella - Scientist
  • Kelly Palazzolo - Carpenter
  • Liz Linn - Events Consultant
  • Micah Yaroch - Kitchen Porter
  • Vivian Aronson - Yoga Instructor
  • Windy Ross - Child Protection Supervisor
  • Manjula Sarkar - HR Director
  • Wuta Onda - English Teacher
  • Evan Tesiny - Sales Coordinator
  • Kimberly White - Shoe Designer
  • Lydia Carlston - Model
  • Shari Mukherjee - Stay-at-Home Mom
  • Charli Spiegel - Bartender
  • Subha Ramiah - R&D Director
  • Renee Rice - Receptionist
  • Sam Haaz - Attorney
  • Michael Silverstein - Real Estate Flipper
  • Nick DiGiovanni - College Student
  • Jason Keefe - Truck Contractor
  • Jamie Hough - Fisherman
  • Anthony Rivera - Telecom Service Manager
  • Ari Goodstein - Sales Manager
  • Allen Soriano - Entrepreneur
  • Bri Baker - Cocktail Server
  • Mollie Guerra - Account Manager
  • Sabina Pincus - Software Sales
  • Keturah King - Freelance Writer

What can we expect to see from MasterChef this year?

Based on what Gordon has told Parade about the new season, fans are likely in for a wild ride.

“Everyone’s trying to outsmart us,” Gordon teases about the contestants this year. “This competition is on a different level now.”

Adding on to Gordon's point, Aarón said: "People at home are more prepared - they have Japanese knives, they have fleur de sel, they have really good Le Creuset pots, they’re accessing information, so they’re really coming well-prepared to this kitchen.”

What's also going to be different this year is the show's executive producer. Natalka Znak, who previously worked on Hell's Kitchen, will be taking over as head show runner and creating "crazier-than-ever challenges" in "exciting new locations."

Some of these "crazier-than-ever challenges" include cooking for a 10th anniversary pool party, catering a former MasterChef winner's wedding reception, creating dishes for NASCAR drivers, and even traveling to the U.K. to run a dinner service at one of Gordon's restaurants (lol, no pressure).

Sounds like the show is really upping the ante. Time will tell if it lives up to the hype!


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