MasterChef has been garnering followers since it first started few years ago and the franchise has continued to make it interesting, especially with the judges.
A+E Networks Asia has announced the line-up of judges for the inaugural season of MasterChef Asia. The panel includes Hong Kong-born, culinary genius Susur Lee; 3-Michelin Starred chef Bruno Ménard; and culinary TV personality and Singapore-born, Audra Morrice, a MasterChef Australia finalist.
Susur Lee is renowned for his culinary prowess, often referred to as the “Father of Fusion” and has won numerous culinary awards including Food and Wine magazine’s “Ten Chefs of the Millenium” and the 5-Star Diamond award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. He is also the owner-chef of four highly-rated restaurants in Canada including LEE, Luckee, Bent and LEE Kitchen in Toronto, as well as TungLok Heen in Singapore. With 20 years if experience under his belt, he’s more than qualified to take the role of judge in the series.
Chef Bruno Ménard has earned 3 Michelin Stars at L’Osier, a Tokyo-based restaurant that has been voted one of the top French restaurants outside of France. Bruno too has 20 years of experience. He has established some of the best restaurants in Asia and currently runs a top-tier culinary consulting firm in Singapore. Coming from a family of lot of culinary experience, Bruno will definitely bring the show deep culinary expertise and an unparalleled passion and energy for gastronomy.
Now, who doesn’t know Audra Morrice? The contestant from MasterChef Australia won many fans when she was on the series with her warm personality and talent for cooking up a storm. Her success on MasterChef Australia cemented her career in food and helped her launch into the culinary TV world. Audra owns a successful catering business, hosts pop-up restaurant events and conducts South East Asian cooking classes. Audra also hosts Tasty Conversations, a cooking series screening on GEM and A+E channels across Asia which is produced by Carnival Productions. With a cookbook coming up and launch her own range of artisanal food products, she is making her own mark in culinary world one step at a time.
All three judges will make the series more dynamic then ever before. With Susur’s stellar Asian food expertise and extensive technical knowledge, Bruno’s undisputed Michelin-rated credentials based in classic French cuisine and with Audra’s cooking being deeply rooted in South Asian cuisine as well as pastry, all of them will make the reality cooking show a joy to watch.
MasterChef Asia is being produced in Singapore and is set to air in 2015. Season 1 is presented by the Singapore Tourism Board and Knorr, in association with Panasonic, Changi Airport Group and Carlton Hotel Singapore.