MasterChef Takes Off To Tokyo.

The upcoming season of MasterChef Australia is about to get even bigger as the competition travels to Japan to film an exciting week of episodes.

Flying with Qantas from Melbourne to Tokyo direct, MasterChef Australia judges Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris will lead this season’s contestants through a week of challenges to test their food knowledge and push their creativity to the limit.

In what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience, contestants will be encouraged to dream big as they cook their way from sushi to soba, working through a series of challenges as they embrace the food culture of Tokyo and regional Japan, thanks to Qantas and the Japan National Tourism Organization. 

With Japanese cuisine embraced the world over and infused into Australian culture, it is no wonder Tokyo is the food capital of the world, boasting 227 Michelin-starred restaurants, more than any other city.

From the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo to the serenity of Mount Fuji, Japan Week on MasterChef Australia promises to delight and amaze, showcasing the best of Japan’s fresh produce, innovative local chefs, and cooking trends.  

Network Ten Executive Producer, Rick Maier, said: “This season of MasterChef Australia is an absolute cracker: contestants of the highest calibre, brilliant guest chefs, the most dazzling, mouth-watering, next-level food, Gary, George and Matt at the top of their game and our first ever trip to Japan. If you’re a MasterChef tragic like the rest of us, you might already be counting down the sleeps. I know I am.”

George Calombaris, said: “This is my first ever visit to Japan. Gary, Matt and I can’t wait to see what amazing dishes our very talented MasterChef Australia contestants plate up. There’s no doubt Japan Week will continue to challenge and inspire them as they continue on their food dream.”

With powerhouse weeks featuring Yotam Ottolenghi and Heston Blumenthal, and culinary challenges led by Maggie Beer, David Thompson and Curtis Stone Masterchef cant’t be when it returns to Ten later this year.