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Camp MasterChef 2019 to Launch New Locations and Feature All-Star Talent from Tonight's Season Finale

Sept. 19, 2018 – Endemol Shine North America, the producers behind MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, and Campus Cerdanya, a leader in summer camps, announced today the expansion of CAMP MASTERCHEF in three new locations in summer 2019 – Los Angeles (CA), Chicago (IL) and Houston (TX) – joining the Connecticut and Georgia locations that will return for a second year.

Camp MASTERCHEF will be ramping up its all-star talent roster, as well, with the addition of current MASTERCHEF finalists Gerron Hurt (Nashville), Cesar Cano (Houston) and Ashley Mincey (Miami), who are competing in tonight’s two-hour finale, airing from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.

Watch the finalists home town visits with Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aáron Sanchéz, and Joe Bastianich airing in tonight’s MasterChef season finale on FOX here:
&#8226        Gerron Hurt –
&#8226        Cesar Cano -
&#8226        Ashley Mincey -

CAMP MASTERCHEF programming includes special competitions, hands-on cooking lessons, outdoor sports activities, interactive challenges and more. Campers stay in accommodations with premium facilities at Scripps College (Los Angeles, CA), Lake Forest Academy (Chicago, IL), The Village School (Houston, TX), Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School (Rabun-Gap, GA) and The Kent School (Kent, CT). As featured culinary talent, the finalists will teach campers hands-on cooking skills and techniques. Gerron, Cesar and Ashley are all teachers with a passion for cooking, as well as for educating youth.

CAMP MASTERCHEF debuted in the U.S. in 2018, featuring MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR talent, including winners Shaun O’Neal (MASTERCHEF Season 7), Claudia Sandoval (MASTERCHEF Season 6), Beni Cwiakala (MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season 6) and Jasmine Stewart (MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season 5).

With a mission is to engage aspiring home cooks, CAMP MASTERCHEF offers an enriching and immersive culinary experience designed for kids and teens ages 8-16:

  • Campers sharpen their culinary skills under instruction from expert chefs.
  • Training with a staff of culinary professionals and counselors, campers develop healthy lifestyle and personal growth skills.
  • In addition to culinary activities, campers participate in sports and outdoor activities and enjoy exciting theme parties each night.
  • Campers interact with MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR contestants (more to be announced).
  • Camp venues include comfortable dormitories, open fields, modern sports facilities, swimming pools and other amenities to make it a summer to remember.

Weekly rates start at $1,690. Register by October 31, 2018 with the code EARLYBIRD20 to receive 20% off camp tuition. An additional 5% discount is available if paid in full at the time of registration. Talent subject to change.

For detailed information and to register for CAMP MASTERCHEF, visit:

MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR are hit FOX shows that blend exciting challenges and inspirational stories with passion, creativity and a love of food. On the show, adult and junior home cooks face fun and exciting technical challenges that prove when it comes to cooking, age doesn’t matter!

Pictured above: MasterChef Junior season 6 Winner Beni Cwiakala with Campers in Rabun-Gap, GA

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Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), Ink Master (Paramount Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Below Deck (Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Page Six TV (Syndicated), Fear Factor (MTV), I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime), Trading Spaces (TLC) and upcoming Deal or No Deal (CNBC), LOL (Amazon), Masked Singer (FOX) and Utopia (Amazon).

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