‘MasterChef Pinoy Edition’ Premieres November 12

ABS-CBN gives viewers a daily dose of morning drama via its first ever kusina-serye MasterChef Pinoy Edition that highlights the struggles and triumphs in cooking and in real life and premieres on Monday (Nov 12).

Following the success of Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition, the newest version of the popular cooking reality show will give ordinary people from different generations, places, and economic backgrounds a chance to showcase their cooking prowess and overcome life’s challenges to reach their dreams.

Teleserye Queen Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and chefs Fernando “Ferns” Aracama, Rolando “Lau” Laudico, and JP “Jayps” Anglo are reprising their roles as host and judges who will sample and critique the dishes the amateur chefs will whip up in a bid to become the very first Pinoy MasterChef and win P1 million.

Juday stressed that the screening of MasterChef hopefuls will be filled with thrill and drama as she, Chef Ferns, Chef Lau, and Chef Jayps will be more stringent and honest with higher expectations.

“The challenges will definitely be harder. We will be more blunt in giving comments. To be a good chef, one needs to endure all the hardships.” said Juday.

The kusina-serye also gets a fresh, new twist as it will highlight the amateur chefs’ struggles, aspirations for their loved ones, and their goal to prove themselves.

“Viewers will relate better because we will not only bring out the contestants’ talent but also their real-life stories,” she added.

More than being a cooking show, MasterChef Pinoy Edition will give viewers a taste of ‘reality’ by housing the finalists under one roof. There they will their develop appreciation for life as they blend with others, foster new bonds and conflicts, and experience success and defeat with each other.

Aside from that, aspiring chefs and viewers will also get useful information they can use in their daily lives such as easy-to-prepare Filipino recipes, cooking demos, and home management and health tips.

On Saturdays, meanwhile, witness the fun food adventures of Melai Cantiveros and Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 housemates Joj and Jai Agpangan in MasterChef Saturdish Edition where they discover and whip up extraordinary dishes as well as give out cooking tips and trivia.

Watch the premiere of MasterChef Pinoy Edition this Monday (Nov 12) before “Be Careful with My Heart” on ABS-CBN’s Umaganda block. For updates on the program, like, follow @MasterChefPHL on Twitter, and visit

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