There is only one show that can cause hunger, laughter, and drama at once, MasterChef. Canadians are entering their seventh season and will be contacting us shortly. This time the culinary show will be a little different, and from the looks of it, it will be the toughest and most exciting season.
The seventh season will also be called Masterchef Canada: Back To Win. Only from this title, you can guess what the changes are, all the participants are former competitors of Masterchef. This will be their second chance at the coveted title, a kind of story of redemption.
The three-star jury will be back for this season.
Before we dive into the details of season seven, let’s learn more about the show.
This is a competitive cooking reality show where home chefs from all over the country take part in winning several highly life-changing awards. Masterchef to this day stands at the top of the best cooking shows. Franchising has been going on all over the world for a long time.
The first season premiered in January 2014. We have three star chefs as judges, Claudio Aprile, Micheal Bonacini, and Alvin Leung.
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The main format of the franchise is very similar to all of its different versions. To get a place in this big competition, you have to impress the judges with your signature dish from the start.
They won’t go easy on you just because of the audition, this is Masterchef, and the stakes are always high here. There are numerous home chef auditions and only a select few are given aprons, indicating that they have been selected to participate for the title. The apron was given right away at the audition venue.
Since season 4, there has been a slight change in the format where in the past you had to get 2 yes from the judges to be able to pass, now it’s just like it or not. In some rare cases, participants who were rejected were given a second chance.
After the house cook for the season has been selected, we begin with the main part of the show. Each episode will have the chef complete a different challenge, and those who fail the worst will undergo a Pressure Test or Elimination test. Do bad at this, and you’ll be sent straight home.
Let’s discuss some of the challenges we can see at the show.
Skill Test: On this one, the competitors must take part in the masterclass of a judge. The class will probably cover anything related to cooking, but the catch is that the cooks have to pay attention and repeat the same thing in the next test.
The chef who brought out the best replica of the jury’s appearance was safe from elimination. They can take their place on the balcony and watch the next series of experiments without feeling danger. People who do their best are also sometimes given some added benefits.
Elimination Test: The person who took the worst Skill Test would go straight to the Elimination Test. They have to find the best dish they have ever made and serve it to the judges. They will judge it from every possible angle, and the worst, unfortunately, will return home.
Mystery box: This is one of the most iconic challenges of the show, it is also the most popular. We can see lots of interactions and fun moments during this challenge. This is where a star guest judge might appear.
For Mystery Boxes, all cooks will be given the same ingredients. This item should be their mainstay, with the help of a few other items under the same table for everyone, they have to make a chef who deserves the title of Masterchef.
This challenge comes with many benefits. The winner gets immunity, here or he can save himself from future eliminations. Not only that, there may be other advantages such as rescuing another cook, controlling elimination tests, and more.
The Mystery Box is solely for selecting the best dishes, and only the best three will be selected to even be judged. So there’s no problem being sent home in the challenge, making it a favorite for fans and cooks alike.
Team Challenge: Now, this is a busier and more enjoyable challenge in the show. Here we will see no pleasant moments, we will witness a lot of things that go wrong. This is the part of the show where disagreements, drama, fights, and more arise.
The cooks are divided into two teams, red and blue. They have to cook for big events like weddings, birthday parties, farewells and so on. They might as well be given the responsibility of being the restaurant that was very famous on that day.
In this challenge, the customer or person present will be the judge. They will eat dishes made by both teams, and from there, they will choose. The losing team will return to the Masterchef kitchen to face the dreaded Pressure Test.
Pressure test: This was the most dreaded test on the show because it was the most difficult. Cooks face the toughest cooking challenges of their life. They will be asked to make a Michelin-starred dish, sometimes not one but maybe even three.
A guest judge may also be there to judge, and they will make their signature dish. Cooking a Michelin starred dish itself is difficult, but with time limits and without prior knowledge of the dish it seems impossible. This is a challenge where we see many cooks cracking under pressure, which is called the Pressure Test.
Cooks who produce the best dishes are awarded balcony safety, and those who fail to do so are sent back home.
Masterchef Canada Season 7 will be released on February 14, 2021. We’ll be seeing lots of fan-favorite faces again. All of them are former competitors making them very experienced and familiar with the format of the show.
That means the jury will have to increase the stakes. This is why they have stated that it will be the most difficult season for the cooks, which will make it the most exciting for the fans. Tune in on February 14th to see your favorite home chef back in action.
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