Producers say they are on the hunt for contestants from around the country who have an unrivalled passion for food. “We’re after the best home cooks New Zealand has to offer,” says Head of Commissioning and External Production Sue Woodfield. “This is a show for the unsung heroes of the kitchen – Kiwis who love great food and great flavours. We want them to bring the food of their families to the nation.”
This is the chance for ordinary Kiwis who produce extraordinary food to become involved in one of the most successful competitive cooking franchises to date. Every kitchen wannabe from amateur chefs to budding foodies should throw their chef’s hats into the ring and apply now.
The New Zealand show will be produced by Imagination TV for TV3 and will see a number of amateur chefs compete as a formidable judging panel decides whether they have what it takes to be New Zealand’s next MasterChef.
MasterChef New Zealand will screen on TV3 in 2015, and will have significant digital and social media components. More FM will be supporting the search and all eyes will be on the lucky few to make the cut.
Applications can be made at www.TV3.co.nz and will require aspiring contestants to fill out an application form and include a photo and/or video of themselves.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and available for 16 weeks from August to November, and must be New Zealand citizens.
MediaWorks has not released a specific closure date for applications and will continue to consider entries right up until filming begins.