I don’t know about you, but whenever I watch MasterChef Australia, I get serious kitchen envy and imagine all of the meals I’d love to cook up if I had access to every ingredient and utensils under the sun and, you know, amazing culinary skills too.
If you have similar thoughts, you might be interested to know the cooking competition is filmed at Melbourne Showgrounds, in Centenary Hall.
Built in 1934, Centenary Hall has been used for a range of activities over the years including the Royal Melbourne Show, in fact, the hall was originally constructed to accommodate displays of farm and dairy produce and district exhibits during Show.
The space has been used to shoot several other productions as well, including Channel Nine’s Lego Masters and improvisational comedy show Thank God You’re Here which used to air on Channel Seven.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the hall is “Soundproofed and air-conditioned” with the purpose-built studio now housing a “fully functioning commercial kitchen, ”boucherie”, herb garden, locker room, wine reception area, 120-seat restaurant and pantry.”
In other words, the stuff dreams are made of.
As the series gears up for its premiere on Monday, April 18, 24 contestants will enter the MasterChef Australia kitchen — but this time, there’s a twist. 12 of those 24 cooks will be taking part in the competition for the second time. From former champions Julie Goodwin and Sashi Cheliah to runner-up Michael Weldon, this season is already looking interesting.
The competition is going to be tough, but we’re sure the Fans will give the Favourites a run for their money.
MasterChef Australia premieres at 7.30pm on April 18, 2022, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.
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