Masterchef Ireland 2012 seeks aspiring chefs

RTÉ Television is searching for all amateur cooks who think they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef Ireland 2012 and take home a prize of  €25,000.

Speaking about the new series,  executive producer, Larry Bass said, “We want to hear from everyone in Ireland who thinks they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef champion. Last year’s series was a huge hit and really captured the public imagination. This year we expect it to be even bigger and better! We are looking for brilliant amateur cooks who will be available to take part in a busy filming schedule over this summer. You need to be obsessed with food and cooking and up for a challenge.”

Sixteen final contestants will undertake a series of intense tasks and challenges each week in an attempt to impress Michelin-starred chef Dylan McGrath and top restaurateur Nick Munier.

Judge, Nick Munier commented, “I’m hoping to see exceptional cooks that operate by instinct and have a natural flair for taste and flavour. This could be a life-changing opportunity for the winner and I want to find someone with the determination and drive to succeed, regardless of their background.

The closing date for all applications is the 28th May 2012.

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