Fox’s popular cooking competition series Masterchef will be back for season four on May 22, 2013 with Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot all returning as judges. The show will kick off with a special two-hour episode airing 8-10pm ET/PT, with wannabe Masterchefs from 26 states competing for the coveted title, a cookbook deal, and a $250,000 grand prize.
Among this year’s Masterchef competitors are a high school teacher, a former professional football player, a firefighter, an archaeologist, and a gym teacher. These talented amateur chefs will be among those serving up their signature dishes to Ramsay, Bastianich, and Elliot in hopes of moving on and winning one of the 40 spots in the next round of competition.
The previous winners of Masterchef are:
Season 1 – Whitney Miller
Season 2 – Jennifer Behm
Season 3 – Christine Ha (the first blind contestant)