Season seven guest judge Aarón Sánchez will be part of the judging panel on season eight of Fox’s Masterchef. Sanchez will be joining returning judges Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi on the upcoming season of the culinary competition series set to premiere this summer. The James Beard Award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez is the owner of the Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez which has locations in both Baltimore and New Orleans.
In addition to his upcoming stint on Masterchef, Sánchez will pop up on a few episodes of the current season of Masterchef Junior. Season five of the kids cooking competition series is airing on Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT.
Masterchef is executive produced by Gordon Ramsay, Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Michael Brooks, Robin Ashbrook, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn, and Ben Adler.
Aarón Sánchez Brief Bio, Courtesy of Fox: “He co-starred on Chopped and Chopped Junior, and is the author of two cookbooks – Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours and La Comida del Barrio. An active philanthropist, Sánchez launched his own charity, the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to attend culinary school. An avid tattoo lover, he also is a partner in the world-famous ink shop “Daredevil Tattoo” in New York City.”