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‘MasterChef’ season 5 premieres on Memorial Day

MasterChef judges L-R: Joe Bastianich, Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot
MasterChef judges L-R: Joe Bastianich, Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot
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FOX’s popular cooking competition “MasterChef” returns on Monday, May 26 for its fifth season. Thirty home cooks from across the country will compete for prizes including the title of “MasterChef”, a cookbook deal, and a whopping $250,000.

The show will begin with auditions in which the home cooks will prepare their signature dishes for the judges. Once the home cooks are narrowed down, the remaining cooks will participate in challenges each week that test their food knowledge, kitchen skills, and palates. After each challenge at least one home cook will be eliminated from the competition.

This season viewers will watch the contestants face new challenges such as cooking for hundreds of military personnel, preparing a three course meal for a beach wedding, making a romantic dinner for more than 10 couples, preparing food for hungry football fans, and working in a fine dining restaurant in Hollywood, Calif.

Renowned chefs Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot along with restaurateur Joe Bastianich will be back to judge the home cooks once again. Using their expertise, wit, humor, and sometimes harshness, these three judges will dwindle the contestants down until the winner is chosen and given the title of “MasterChef”.

Be sure to tune in Monday, May 26 at 8 p.m. EST to FOX for the season premiere of “MasterChef” to choose your favorite!