‘Masterchef’ 2016 Judges

"Masterchef" Judges 2016

It's season 7 of Masterchef and one of our favorite veteran judges is not returning to the show. As a result, there will be rotating guest judges to replace the beloved Graham Elliot. Elliot will not be a judge on Masterchef Junior any longer either. In an interview with Variety, Elliot talked about his departure in-depth, saying that: It has been an awesome experience to be part of the ‘MasterChef’ family. I learned so much from the people I got to work with and it has been a true honor to share my love of cooking with the audiences who have allowed me into their homes over the last six years. I remain committed to using my passion for cooking as a way to entertain and teach people of all ages, and will be making some exciting announcements about the next steps of that journey in the new year. The announcement of his leaving the show came in December 2015. And, now that you're caught up, click through our gallery to see which judges have come back to the show and who the guest judges are this season. Oh, and just an FYI, Latin Times reports that Wolfgang Puck will be on board as a guest judge in addition to the others. (©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co.)