Contestants from Across U.S. Awarded White Aprons as Competition Kicks into High Gear

Culinary Website Eatwith to Host Cooking Classes with Contestants from This Season  

New Episodes Air Wednesdays at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX,
With Upcoming Appearances from Culinary Legends, Including
Roy Choi, Nancy Silverton, Morimoto and More

The competition heats up on MASTERCHEF: LEGENDS with the announcement of the 15 home cooks who earned a coveted white apron. To kick off this season’s audition rounds, award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich were joined by legends and guest judges Emeril Lagasse, Curtis Stone and Paula Deen. The series will continue to raise the “steaks” with upcoming appearances from other acclaimed chefs, including Roy Choi, Nancy Silverton, Morimoto and Sherry Yard. The 15 home cooks must impress the four renowned judges through all new challenges, including the toughest yet, a head-to-head battle with MASTERCHEF’s own culinary legend, Gordon Ramsay. Only one home cook will ultimately claim the MASTERCHEF title, the $250,000 grand prize, a complete VIKING kitchen and kitchen tools and bakeware products from OXO.  

MASTERCHEF has partnered with culinary website Eatwith to host cooking classes with contestants from the show. Join the home cooks from this season after they leave the MASTERCHEF kitchen for exclusive, hands-on cooking classes. Visit to find out when your favorite home cooks will be participating. Contestant participation subject to change. Certain terms, conditions and fees will apply.

Below are the hometowns, names and professions of the home cooks who will compete in this season’s MASTERCHEF: LEGENDS.



Age: 22

City: New York, NY

Occupation: Student

Signature Cuisine: French Fusion



Age: 39

City: Atlanta, GA

Occupation: Professional Animal Trainer

Signature Cuisine: Mediterranean & Latin Fusion



Age: 25

City: Dallas, TX

Occupation: Legal Assistant

Signature Cuisine: Latin American Fusion Comfort Food



Age: 39

City: Kalamazoo, MI

Occupation: Small Business Owner

Signature Cuisine: Comfort Food



Age: 27

City: Boston, MA

Occupation: Bartender

Signature Cuisine: Japanese Italian Fusion



Age: 39

City: Chicago, IL

Occupation: Salon Owner

Signature Cuisine: Upscale Comfort Soul



Age: 32

City: Houston, TX

Occupation: Environmental Engineer

Signature Cuisine: Asian



Age: 32

City: Fishers, IN

Occupation: Physical Therapist

Signature Cuisine: American Comfort Food



Age: 23

City: Zion, IL

Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

Signature Cuisine: Southern Comfort



Age: 59

City: Austin, TX

Occupation: Hospice Nursing Assistant

Signature Cuisine: Old School Southern



Age: 36

City: Cromwell, CT

Occupation: Construction Worker

Signature Cuisine: International



Age: 47

City: Asbury Park, NJ

Occupation: Lifestyle Coach

Signature Cuisine: Italian with Seasonal Flavors



Age: 31

City: Frisco, TX

Occupation: YouTube Gamer

Signature Cuisine: Elevated American



Age: 30

City: Houston, TX

Occupation: Food Blogger

Signature Cuisine: Burmese



Age: 29

City: Omaha, NE

Occupation: Radio Host

Signature Cuisine: Global Inspired Comfort Food


MASTERCHEF is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam. Elisabeth Murdoch, Natalka Znak, Danny Schrader, Gordon Ramsay, Pat Llewellyn, Ben Adler, Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Shyam Balsé serve as executive producers. 

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