Do you fancy yourself as somewhat of a pro when it comes to whipping up meals at home? Could you do with an extra $250,000 in your bank account?
If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you’re in luck, because MasterChef Australia is casting their next batch of hopeful home chefs.
On June 7 the studio behind the series announced on Instagram that they’re casting for season 16 of MasterChef, which will air next year.
“If you have a passion for food and have always dreamed of cooking in the MasterChef kitchen, now is your chance!” the casting page reads.
How do I apply?
Casting has only just opened for MasterChef season 16, and interested Aussies can throw their hat in the ring by heading to the casting call on their website.
What’s the application process like?
There’s a lengthy set of rules outlining who can and can’t apply. Those looking to compete on MasterChef must not have any formal tertiary or other professional cooking qualifications acquired in the last 10 years, and it’s stressed that those with any previous professional or semi-professional kitchen experience aren’t eligible.
Applicants are encouraged to send through a video that’s between one and three minutes in length that includes a general introduction, displays their kitchen skills, and describes what food and cooking mean to them.
Once hopefuls fill in their contact details, they will be taken to a page that has a lengthy questionnaire. Amongst the questions, applicants are asked to detail what their signature dish is, what the hardest/most exciting cooking situation they’ve been in is, and who their top five cooking idols are.
When do applications close?
Casting is currently open and closes on August 13 at 11:59pm.
When does filming take place?
Applicants must be available for approximately 30 weeks between October 2023 and May 2024. There will be a filming break over the Christmas and New Year’s period.
MasterChef Australia 2023 continues on 10 and 10Play.