RTÉ Television has announced the search for MasterChef Ireland 2012 and is calling on all passionate amateur cooks to apply to take part in the new series.
Michelin-starred chef Dylan McGrath and top restaurateur Nick Munier will once again be joining forces as judges on MasterChef Ireland 2012 and are calling on people with a passion for food to take part in the hit RTÉ Two series.
Speaking about the new series Dylan McGrath said: ‘We want to find Ireland’s best amateur cook and we want to hear from everyone in Ireland who thinks they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef champion. MasterChef Ireland is such a great opportunity to show off the talent that exists in Ireland at an amateur level, and to showcase the Irish produce that we have. Although we have a small population I’m absolutely confident that we can compete at an international level.’
Executive Producer, Larry Bass: ‘We want to hear from everyone in Ireland who thinks they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef champion. Last year’s series was a huge hit and really captured the public imagination. This year we expect it to be even bigger and better! We are looking for brilliant amateur cooks who will be available to take part in a busy filming schedule over this summer. You need to be obsessed with food and cooking and up for a challenge. We want to hear from all over Ireland so if you think you’re a fantastic amateur cook get online now and apply at www.rte.ie/masterchef.’
Nick Munier said: ‘I’m hoping to see exceptional cooks that operate by instinct and have a natural flair for taste and flavour. This could be a life-changing opportunity for the winner and I want to find someone with the determination and drive to succeed, regardless of their background.’
Applicants will have just under two weeks to apply to take part. Successful applicants will compete against the best amateur cooks in the country to gain a place on the hit television series.
Those who prove themselves worthy of a place in the final 16 will be put through a series of intense tasks and challenges each week to test their culinary talent and skill as they try to impress MasterChef judges, Nick Munier and Dylan McGrath. Contestants will be eliminated at different stages of the series until there is one winner, who will walk away with the title of MasterChef Ireland champion 2012 and the prize of €25,000.
The closing date for applications is the 28th May 2012.
For more details on how to apply and terms and conditions please go to www.rte.ie/masterchef
MasterChef Ireland is produced for RTÉ by Screentime ShinAwiL LTD