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MasterChef Thailand is a Thai competitive cooking reality show, based on the original British series of MasterChef, open to amateur and home chefs. Produced by Heliconia H Group, It debuted on June 4, 2017 on Channel 7 and Channel 7 HD.[1]


MasterChef Thailand is based on the BBC British version of MasterChef. Hon.Template:Ill, Hon. Template:Ill, and Pongtawat Chalermkittichai were the original judges of the Thai version of MasterChef, with Template:Ill being the host.

In the first round, the initial 100 competitors, selected from the auditions, prepare a signature dish for the judges to taste. They were given a limited amount of time to prep their dish, and then 5 minutes before the judges to complete the cooking and assembly of the dish, during which the judges ask about their background. The contestants who have 2 "yes" votes from the judges for this audition round will move on, earning them a MasterChef white apron, while others that failed, will asked to leave the competition.

The contestants will then be trimmed down to about sixteen contestants by challenges. Typically, the first challenge is a skill test that focused on contestants' skills to do simple tasks such as dicing and slicing gingers. Judges can advance a chef to the next round or eliminate them at any time during the challenge by taking their apron. The second challenge is a cooking test in which the remaining contestants are asked to make a dish with a certain ingredient as the centerpiece, with judges advancing and eliminating contestants based on the looks and taste of the dish.

Subsequently, the formal competition begins typically following a 4-event cycle that takes place over 2 episodes, with one chef eliminated after the second and fourth event. The events typically are:

  • Mystery Box: Contestants were given the same ingredients and must use only those ingredients to make a dish within an amount of time given. The winner of this event will be given an advantage in the next event.
  • Invention Test: The judges take the mystery box winner to the pantry, privately explain the theme of the elimination test, and tell of at least one advantage. The advantage is typically the choosing of the main ingredient for the invention test. Other advantages include, more shopping time, choosing a specific ingredient for each contestants, or immunity. The rest then asked to invent a dish based on the main ingredient. The top 2 contestants will be the team captain of the next team challenge. Then, the judges nominate at least three contestants for elimination, with one being eliminated and asked to "leave the MasterChef Kitchen", leaving their apron at their station.
  • Team Challenge: The contestants usually are taken to an off-site location where they will be split into 2 teams, red and blue, with the winne of the invention test choosing first. Then, the team are tasked to prepare and serve a meal to a number of diners in a limited amount of time. The team that has the most votes from the diners are the winners of the challenge, with the losing team having to compete in the pressure test when they're back at the MasterChef Kitchen.
  • Pressure Test: The losing team of the previous challenge are tasked to recreate the dish given by the judges in a fixed amount of time. Sometimes, not all of the losing team contestants will compete in this round in which someone receiving an exemption given by either the team captain or the judges. Each dish is judged based on the taste, the appearance, and sometimes, the accuracy of the dish. The contestant that performed the worst in the event will be eliminated from the competition.

Other events that rarely happen during the competition include:

  • Reinstation challenge: The eliminated contestants competed in a special mystery box challenge and pressure test. The contestant that wins both rounds will be reinstated back in the competition.
  • Tag-team challenge: A variation of the team challenge. The contestants are divided into either pairs or teams. They are usually asked to recreate a dish given by the judges. The contestants in the team must switch every time the judges asked them to switch. (typically every 15 minutes) The winning team of the challenge will be the team captains in the team challenge, with the losing team being up for elimination. (in season 1)

This cycle continues until there's 2-4 chefs remaining. The winner will receive ฿1,000,000, their own MasterChef cookbook, and the MasterChef trophy.

Hosts and judges[]

Judges Season
1 2 3 All-Stars
M.L. Template:Ill [2]
M.L. Template:Ill
Pongtawat Chalermkittichai (Chef Ian)
Hosts Season
1 2 3 All-Stars
Template:Ill [3]


Season Premiere Date Finale Date No. of Finalists Winner Runner-up(s) Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3
1 June 4, 2017 September 24, 2017 16[4] Paweenuch Yodpreechawijit Lisa Dawson Kwantip Devakula Pasan Sawasdiwat Pongtawat Chalermkittichai
2 February 4, 2018 May 27, 2018 20 Thanapat Suyao Nalat Chiraveerakul
3 February 3, 2019 June 9, 2019 19 Nuntawat Chanyalikit Patcha Kalyanamitr
& Chanin Cheema
All-Stars February 2, 2020 August 2, 2020 20 Jessica Wang Namthip Phoosri
& Chanin Cheema

Season synopsis[]

Season 1: 2017[]

1 The first season of MasterChef Thailand was broadcast between 4 June 2017 and 24 September 2017. Applications for contestants closed on 8 April 2017, with subsequent auditions held in Bangkok.

Season 2: 2018[]

Main article: MasterChef Thailand (season 2)

The second season of MasterChef Thailand was broadcast between 4 February 2018 and 27 May 2018. Applications for contestants were opened on 25 September 2017, a day after the first season ended.

Season 3: 2019[]

Main article: MasterChef Thailand (season 3)

The third season of MasterChef Thailand was broadcast between 3 February 2019 and 9 June 2019. Applications for contestants were opened on 16 December 2018, a day after the first season of Masterchef Junior ended.

All Stars: 2020[]

Main article: MasterChef Thailand All-Stars[5][6]

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