Fox has a date for the next helping of its summer reality staple. The net said today that Season 7 of MasterChef will get cookin’ on June 1 with host Gordon Ramsay and pastry chef Christina Tosi. Wolfgang Puck is among the guest judges along with fellow celebrity chefs Aaron Sanchez, Edward Lee, Kevin Sbraga and Richard Blais.
In the season premiere episode, 40 home cooks will travel to Los Angeles, where they will attempt to earn a coveted white apron and move forward to compete for the MasterChef title, a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize. Judging the battle rounds, Ramsay and Tosi will taste for flavor, creativity and presentation. “Each of the guest judges brings a unique perspective and skill to the kitchen that we believe will propel America’s best home cooks to the next level,” said Ramsay, who inked a new two-year deal with Fox last summer.
Fox last week set May release dates for Mark Burnett’s new unscripted dating series Coupled and the Season 3 premiere of Hotel Hell, and the sophomore season of house-makeover series Home Free will premiere June 16.
MasterChef is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.