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Singapore's Own MasterChef TV Series Coming Soon
A local version of cooking competition show to run on Channel 8 (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 251)
Feb 25, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
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Hit TV cooking competition MasterChef asked new talent to step up to the plate, with a local version of the show to premiere soon in Singapore.



Television broadcaster Mediacorp has put out an online casting call for all home cooks - who will be the first 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 announced.

It stated that applicants must be at least 18 years old, a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, and cannot be working as a professional chef at the moment or previously. Also, their main source of income cannot be form preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment, such as in restaurants, hotels or canteens.

Applicants are also asked to rate their fluency in Mandarin. The show premiers in August on Mediacorp's Channel 8, which means contestants should be able to speak Mandarin.

MasterChef originated in Britain in 1990 and was created by film director Franc Roddam. Since then the reality television show has dished out spin-offs, including the popular MasterChef Australia, MasterChef United States and Junior MasterChef.

Singaporean Woo Was Long became the inaugural winner of MasterChef Asia back in 2015.


According to the casting website, applications will close at midnight on March 25. The judges and prizes have yet to be announced.

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