Seven cooks remain to face the toughest battle of their lives and the ultimate showdown for culinary supremacy in ABS-CBN’s top-rating kusina serye MasterChef Pinoy Edition.
Three weeks before the grand finale titled MasterChef Pinoy Edition: The Live Cook-off set on February 9, the Top 7 cooks are set to conquer daunting challenges to prove their worth to host Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, Chef Ferns, Chef Lau, and Chef Jayps.
Carla, the Negosyante Kusinera of Bulacan has come a long way from being a home cook who thought she could only cook for her family and friends. In the MasterChef cooking arena, she has proven to be one of the strongest contenders for her traditional dishes with a twist like sinigang na lechon kawali and pusit stuffed with Bicol Express.
Ivory’s flamboyant character reflects her dishes that seem as interesting as the headdresses she wears on the show. Admittedly inexperienced in cooking Filipino food, the Kusina Fashionista of Quezon City uses her experience of traveling to different countries by adding an extra punch to her dishes such as Caribbean embutido.
Another standout personality is JR, the Rakistang Kusinero of Benguet who has gained a bold competitive reputation when he spoke against wildcard contestant Sonny Boy joining the competition again. JR’s aggressiveness was evident in the special Christmas challenge, one of the few individual challenges he won in the kusina serye.
Unlike JR, the Chef Accountant of Muntinlupa Myra is a silent but worthy competitor as proven by the judges’ positive comments on her dishes. Her fellow cooks see her as a reliable team member who has an extraordinary flair for desserts.
While Reggie always gets dumped by girls, he can always turn his heartbreak into culinary genius. An early frontrunner in the show, the Romantic Kusinero of Laguna is one of the MasterChef cooks with the most number of top dishes, including bibingka deluxe, Pinoy-style shawarma, and longganisa sweet curry. Will he prevail until the very end?
From a humble living in the province, Ronnel is especially skilled in preparing classic Pinoy dishes. Despite his knack for inventing new and unusual dishes, the Boy Labong of Pampanga can whip up a simple yet outstanding dish like a tasty serving of nachos which he prepared and was named the top dish in one of the kusina serye’s challenges.
Meanwhile, Sonny Boy kept his fighting spirit burning after being eliminated early in the show and made a solid comeback as a wildcard contestant. Aside from his famous darak cookies, the Darak King of Bataan also made history when he became the first MasterChef cook to prepare the top dishes in two consecutive challenges.
Don’t miss the last three weeks of Masterchef Pinoy Edition as the Top 7 cooks fight their way to the top to become the first ever Pinoy MasterChef and win P1 million.
Masterchef Pinoy Edition airs Mondays through Fridays, 10:15AM, before Minute To Win It on ABS-CBN and Saturdays, 10AM, before Be Careful With My Heart: Saturday Rewind. For updates on the program, like www.facebook.com/MasterChefPH, follow @MasterChefPHL on Twitter, or visit www.masterchefph.tv.