Everything You Need to Know About Applying for MasterChef Australia 2023

Have you ever watched an episode of MasterChef Australia and thought to yourself ‘I think I could do that’? Friends, your time has come.

That’s right, applications for the 2023 season of MasterChef Australia are now open, so it’s time to put your money where your mouth is, put your food where the judges’ mouths are, and hopefully, walk away with the $250,000 prize money.

If your application were to be successful, you could be one of the hopeful home cooks plating up their very best dishes in the hopes of wowing judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen in season 15 of the cooking competition.

Here’s what you need in order to throw your hat in the ring.

First, you need a digital photo of yourself, so that the people in charge of casting can put a face to your name. You’ll also need at least three photos showcasing some of the incredible dishes you’ve plated up in your everyday life. If you want to go above and beyond, there’s also an option to add a video to your application, where you can show the casting team your sparkling personality along with your meals.

Next up is a questionnaire, which asks for basic details, as well as some questions that will help them get a sense of who you are as a person and what you’d be bringing to the competition.

They’ll ask about what life was like for you growing up, about your hobbies outside of the kitchen, what your greatest achievements have been thus far in your life, and of course, what prompted you to apply for the series.

Of course, the most important thing the casting team needs to know is all about your cooking, because what is MasterChef Australia without its talented home cooks?
This section of the application will focus on your cooking style and your passion for food. Expect questions along the lines of “tell us about the moment when you realised cooking was what you wanted to do and you fell in love with food”. They’ll also want to know about your food idols, your favourite restaurants, and of course, how well you think you’ll be able to perform under pressure in front of the cameras.

One thing to note is that MasterChef Australia is focused on amateur cooks, rather than professionally trained chefs. If you’ve had any professional cooking experience, from cooking classes to working in a professional kitchen, you’ll need to disclose that upfront. They’ll also want to know if you’ve applied for MasterChef Australia before, or if you’ve appeared on any other reality shows before.

The 2023 season of MasterChef Australia will film between October 2022 and June 2023 for approximately 30 weeks, with a break over Christmas and New Year, and successful applicants will need to be available for that entire period.

You’ll also have to be 18 or older by the time Monday, October 17, 2022 rolls around, and be an Australian citizen.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday, August, 14, 2022, so what are you waiting for?

Submit your application for MasterChef Australia 2023 today. Good luck!

MasterChef Australia airs at 7.30pm Sunday-Thursdays, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.

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