MasterChef Reveals the Top 24 for 2018

The highly anticipated 10th season of MasterChef Australia has returned bigger and bolder than ever, boasting the best batch of amateur chefs, set to deliver the most surprising cooking the competition has ever seen. 

Searching the far corners of the country for Australia’s best home cooks,MasterChef Australia judges Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris will relish their chance to mentor these brave, confident and fearlesshome cooks, one of whom is destined to become Australia’s next MasterChef.

In what promises to be the most surprising season ever, the Top 24 contestants will take part in some of the biggest challenges and deliver some of the finest dishes ever seen.

A prison officer, a DJ, a social worker and a builder are among the Top 24 who have claimed the coveted MasterChef Australia apron for season 10.

Some of Australia’s and the world’s best chefs are set to challenge the Top 24 contestants, including Maggie Beer, Curtis Stone, Adriano Zumbo, Darren Purchese, Kirsten Tibballs and domestic goddess Nigella Lawson. For the first time, internationally renowned Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay will enter the kitchen.

The winner of MasterChef Australia will walk away with a life-changing experience, the title of Australia’s MasterChef 2018, $250,000 and a monthly column in Australia’s leading premium food magazine, Delicious.

Get set to see some inspiring cooking as the contestants fine-tune their skills, compete under pressure, meet some of their culinary idols and face some of the biggest challenges of their lives in their new home – the MasterChef Australia kitchen.

The top 24 are.

Adele Elliott, 34, NSW, Student Enrolment Officer:

Aldo Ortado, 31, NSW, Restaurant Manager:

Ben Borsht, 31, QLD, Builder:

Brendan Pang, 24, WA, Social Worker:

Brett McGrath, 29, QLD, Coffee Roaster:

Chloe Carroll, 28, QLD, Nutritionist:

Denise Valdez, 37, VIC, Stay-At-Home Mum:

Genene Dwyer, 49, VIC, Recruitment Co-ordinator:

Gina Ottaway, 54, NSW, Disability Support:

Hoda Kobeissi, 32, NSW, Social Worker:

Jenny Lam, 28, WA, Entrepreneur:

Jessica Liemantara, 19, VIC, Waitress:

Jo Kendray, 46, VIC, Travel Manager:

Khanh Ong, 25, VIC, DJ:

Kristen Sheffield, 27, SA, Urban Planner:

Lisa Diep, 33, NSW, Senior IT Analyst:

Loki Madireddi, 34, VIC, Stay-At-Home-Dad:

Metter Chin, 54, NSW, Project Manager:

Michelle Walsh, 47, NSW, Writer:

Reece Hignell, 28, NSW, Recruitment Consultant:

Samira Damirova, 36, WA, Stay-At-Home Mum:

Sarah Clare, 33, NSW, Stay-At-Home Mum:

Sashi Cheliah, 39, SA, Prison Officer:

Tim Talam, 28, NSW, Butcher Shop Assistant: