‘MasterChef’ Episode Guide (May 31): Top 40 Cooks Battle It Out; Aaron Sanchez Joins as Judge

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‘MasterChef’ Episode Guide (May 31): Top 40 Cooks Battle It Out; Aaron Sanchez Joins as Judge

“Battle for a White Apron, Pt. 1” Season 8 Premiere (05/31/17) – In the Season Eight premiere episode, 40 of America’s best home cooks travel to Los Angeles to compete in the “MasterChef” Battle for a White Apron challenge, during which they will face off against each other to try to earn a place in the Top 20.

Judging the battle rounds will be Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, and new judge and award-winning chef Aaron Sanchez, who will taste for flavor, creativity and presentation. After each battle, the judges will decide whom they think deserves to make it to the next round and a chance to compete for the coveted title in the season premiere episode of “MasterChef” airing Wednesday, May 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Season Eight of the hit cooking competition series “MasterChef” premieres Wednesday, May 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. This season, award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi will be joined by celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez on the judges’ panel, as they put the Top Forty contestants through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.

This season on “MasterChef,” the home cooks will learn how to prepare live crawfish, cook for and serve 50 VIP guests to celebrate Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino’s 50th anniversary and create a Nutella dish inspired by their childhood, as well as take on the infamous “MasterChef” tag team and restaurant takeover challenges. The winner will claim the title of “MasterChef,” a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize.

“MasterChef” is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Yasmin Shackleton, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.

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