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Tonight is the premiere of Masterchef’s fifth season and we’ve got all the spoilers, first looks, and information we could find for you. Check out some footage, the Top 30 contestants, and what’s in store for the competing chefs.
First, lets take a quick look at the new season in the sneak peek clip below:
FOX gives an in-depth look at what to expect this season, writing:
The unscripted series once again will conduct a nationwide search for the best home cooks in America, thirty of which will be flown to Los Angeles to present their signature dishes to the judges in hopes of earning a coveted MASTERCHEF apron.
The network continues:
Once the auditions are over, the top home cooks will be put through their paces in a series of challenges designed to test their palates, food knowledge, passion and culinary skills. In MASTERCHEF’s biggest field challenge ever, the home cooks will work in teams to prepare a hearty meal for more than 500 hungry servicemen and women on an army base. Later, the hopefuls will hit the beach to prepare an unforgettable two-course dinner for a summer wedding, visit a local diner to prepare American classics, cook a romantic dinner for 14 couples, serve game-day favorites for hungry football fans and take command of a legendary Hollywood restaurant.
This season, the cooks are competing for the title of MASTERCHEF, a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize. Below you can find the list of the Top 30 contestants who will be participating this season.
Michael Williams, Student from Thibidaux, La.
Stephani Syfax-Shepherd, Server from Detroit, Mich.
Elizabeth Cauvel, Advertising Executive from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Francis Legge, Music Video Director from New York City, N.Y.
Jaimee Vitolo, Bakery Assistant from Queens, N.Y.
Christine Silverstein, Investment Director from Yonkers, N.Y.
Whitney Bray, Call Center Representative from Columbus, Ohio
Tyler Viars, Hunting Sales Manager from Wilmington, Ohio
Kira Novak, Medical Recruiter from Youngstown, Ohio
Gavin Edmondson, Admissions Counselor from Meadville, Pa.
Courtney Lapresi, Aerial Dancer from Philadelphia, Pa.
Cutter Brewer, Petroleum Landman from Beaumont, Texas
Willie Mike, Church Music Director from Houston, Texas
Victoria Scroggins, Bartender from San Angelo, Texas
Jordan Kaminski, College Student from Muskego, Wis.
Elise Mayfield, e-Learning Administrator from Birmingham, Ala.
Natanya Spears, Construction Coordinator from Phoenix, Ariz.
Gordon Houston, Law Student Graduate from Irvine, Calif.
Daniel McGuffey, Video Game Designer from Los Angeles, Calif.
Leslie Gilliams, Stay-At-Home Dad from Malibu, Calif.
Ahran Cho, High School Student from Palo Alto, Calif.
Amy Pezeshkifar, Graduate Student from Tarzana, Calif
Ruth Schreber Sanchez, Stay-At-Home Mom from Yorba Linda, Calif.
Francis Biondi, Server from Orlando, Fla.
Chandis Siwek, Dietician Intern from Star, Idaho
Rickie Perez, Food Truck Manager from Chicago, Ill.
Dan Wu, Unemployed from Lexington, Ky.
Corey Charles, Winery Manager from Pikeville, Ky.
Astrid Lavenia, Food Sales from Mandeville, La.
Christian Green, Sales Representative from New Orleans, La.
Now have a look at the below video for a promo from the season 5 premiere:
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