MasterChef New Zealand Season 07 Episode 01 Description
Masterchef NZ is back after a seven year hiatus. Tonight 27 of the country’s top amateur cooks arrive in Queenstown to make their signature dish for the judges as they try to secure one of only 16 aprons
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MasterChef New Zealand Show Summary
MasterChef New Zealand is a New Zealand competitive reality television cooking show based on the original British version of MasterChef.
The first episode aired on 3 February 2010 at 7:30pm on TV One. Throughout its history, the show has featured judges Ross Burden, Ray McVinnie, Simon Gault, Josh Emett, Al Brown and Mark Wallbank.
The series is similar to the format of MasterChef Australia, whereby contestants compete in weekly elimination challenges, both individually and in teams. The major difference is the number of episodes per week: the New Zealand series only had two episodes, in contrast to Australia’s six.
The first series was won by Brett McGregor, over runner-up Kelly Young, in the grand finale which was screened on 28 April 2010. Nadia Lim won the second series, beating runner-up Jax Hamilton in the finale. The third series was won by Chelsea Winter, who beat runner-up Ana Schwarz in the finale. Series four was won by Aaron Brunet, and series five by sister duo Karena and Kasey Bird.
In October 2014, TVNZ announced it had axed the show, after 5 seasons. Later that month, TV3 announced that it would take up the format in 2015. In October 2015, TV3 announced that MasterChef New Zealand would not be returning in 2016.
In November 2021, TV3 announced Masterchef NZ would return after a 6 year hiatus.