MasterChef Singapore will premiere on Mediacorp Channel 8 in August and the judges will be announced “soon”, said the broadcaster.
All foodies and potential chefs, gear up your cooking skills and get ready for the inaugural reality show MasterChef, Singapore Edition this year!
Applicants must be amateurs, and all with previous professional or semi-professional kitchen experience or qualifications are not eligible for this contest. Those with formal tertiary or some from of professional catering qualifications acquired in the last 10 years are not eligible either. Additionally, their main source of income cannot be from preparing and cooking fresh food in a profesional environment, such as in restaurants, hotels or canteens.
The contest is only open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged 18 and above at the time of filming.
The closing date for the competition is on midnight of 25th March and all selected contestants will have to make themselves available for filming that could take up to four weeks, starting from 26th April 2018.
Television broadcaster Mediacorp has put out an online casting call for MasterChef Singapore.
“For the very first time MasterChef is coming to Singapore! And we are looking for the best, brightest and tastiest chefs that the ‘Little Red Dot’ can muster – all of whom will battle it out in the MasterChef kitchen to be crowned Singapore’s first ever MasterChef!” the website wrote.
Applicants are also asked to rate their fluency in Mandarin.
On the first page of the online application form, there is a section which asks for the candidate’s fluency in Mandarin, rated from 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.
There were also two teaser promotional videos, with one in English, and the other in Mandarin which can be viewed here.
Singaporean Woo Wai Leong became the inaugural winner of MasterChef Asia in 2015. The 29-year-old former lawyer and part-time bartender, will launch his own eatery in North Canal Road next month.
MasterChef originated in Britain in 1990, and was created by British film director Franc Roddam.
In Asia, there are 10 versions of the show. “MasterChef Singapore will have a truly 360 perspective, with a dynamic emphasis on interactivity, digital, television and on-ground activities,” said Mediacorp.
The cooking competition, which aims to find a nation’s “best amateur cook”, is produced in about 50 territories globally and broadcast in more than 200. Other spin-offs include a celebrity version as well as one for children.