EstrellaTV, the multiplatform network of Estrella Media, will premiere the original cooking competition series MasterChef Mexico on Sunday, August 21, with weekly two-hour episodes airing at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog, the series premiere showcases 18 potential amateur chef and home cooks preparing their best meals in front of MasterChef Latinos judges Chef Benito Molina, Chef Adrián Herrera, and Betty Vázquez. The series, which is hosted by Anette Michel, airs on EstrellaTV and streams on multiple platforms including the EstrellaTV app on Roku, Android, and iOS devices.
MasterChef Mexico kicks off its premiere season on EstrellaTV with 18 chefs competing for the coveted white apron in the MasterChef kitchen. Who gets a white apron? Who must cook head-to-head with their peers to earn the last remaining spot? The diverse mix of contestants drives the energy and excitement as the season welcomes amateur chefs from across Mexico (Mexico City, Veracruz, Mexicali, Baja California, Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Puebla).
The series sets out to find the nation’s best amateur chefs and home cooks whose talent and passion could transform their life. More than 5,000 people auditioned, and it was narrowed down to 54 in the final casting and then finalized to 18 who will participate as contestants on MasterChef Mexico. Once in the MasterChef kitchen, their culinary skills are pushed to the limit. It’s a life-changing journey for many, but only one will be crowned MasterChef.
A #1 rated show from the U.K. to Australia, France to Israel, Italy to the Middle East and beyond, television’s toughest talent series has truly become a global hit. Now produced in over 50 countries worldwide and broadcast in over 200 territories, MasterChef is watched globally by over 250 million viewers and has transformed over 100 amateur chefs into professionals. MasterChef Mexico is based on a format created by Franc Roddam.