MasterChef Pinoy Edition

For the recently concluded inaugural season of MasterChef Pinoy Edition, see MasterChef Pinoy Edition (season 1).
MasterChef Pinoy Edition
Also known as MasterChef Philippines, MasterChef PH
Genre Competitive cooking show
Based on MasterChef
Presented by Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
  • Ferns Aracama
  • Rolando Laudico
  • JP Anglo
Narrated by Winnie Cordero
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 62 (as of February 9, 2013)
Running time 45 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN
Original release November 12, 2012 (2012-11-12) – February 9, 2013 (2013-02-09)
Preceded by Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition (2011)
Related shows MasterChef
External links

MasterChef Pinoy Edition is the Philippine version of the British reality competitive cooking series, MasterChef. The show first aired on ABS-CBN last November 12, 2012.[1][2] The show is hosted by Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo. Santos-Agoncillo is also joined by Chefs Fernando Aracama, Rolando Laudico and JP Anglo as the judges of the show.[3][4]


The series is part of the MasterChef franchise and is based on a similar competition format in the United Kingdom entitled MasterChef.


Of all the amateur chefs who audition nationwide, the chosen auditionees, usually three to four auditionees per episode, need to cook their signature dish under a 60-minute time limit for the four judges. Each judge takes a taste of the dish and gives his opinion before all of them deliberate and choose the auditionee will move on to the next round. After the initial round, all the auditionees will undergo more further cooking tests until the four judges have chosen the top finalists.

Each week, the finalists will undergo numerous challenges and tests. The finalists will also undergo elimination tests reducing their numbers until the only remaining hopeful cook remains.


Unlike its international counterparts, the show is broadcast as a weekday morning program airing 45 minutes per episode in 5 times a week, Monday through Friday, while on Saturday edition which includes encore episodes with never before seen footage during the taping where they discover and whip up extraordinary dishes as well as give out cooking tips and trivia.[5]


The winner of the competition will receive the million peso cash prize, a culinary scholarship from the Center of Asian Culinary Studies, and a kitchen showcase from Fujidenzo.[2][6]

Season summary

Season Premiere Finale Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place No. of Finalists Host Judges
1 November 12, 2012 February 9, 2013 JR Royol Carla Marcaida Ivory Yat Myra Santos 16 Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
Fernando Aracama
Rolando Laudico
JP Anglo

See also


  1. "'MasterChef PH' starts airing". ABS-CBN News. November 12, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  2. 1 2 Reyma Buan-Deveza (February 9, 2013). "Benguet native wins first 'MasterChef Pinoy Edition'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. "MasterChef' PH pilot trounces rival programs". ABS-CBN News. November 13, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  4. "Real life kitchen drama sizzles in 'Masterchef Pinoy Edition'". The Philippine Star. November 13, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  5. "MasterChef Pinoy Edition". ABS-CBN Corporation. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  6. Allan Policarpio (February 14, 2013). "Band vocalist is first Pinoy 'MasterChef'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
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