Masterchef Singapore is a food competition show under the umbrella of the “Masterchef” brand.
It is produced by Beach House Pictures and Motion Content Group and broadcasts on Mediacorp Channel 5 in Singapore.
Season 1 ran from 2nd September through 21 October 2018 (8 episodes)
Season 2 ran from 21st February through 25 April 2021 (10 episodes)
Season 3 was broadcast last year between 1st May through 3 July 2022.
Chef Bjorn Shen
He is a chef and owner of Artichoke, a Middle Eastern inspired restaurant in the arts district of Singapore. He holds a Bachelor’s in hospitality, a Masters in marketing and is a lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America in Singapore. Website | Instagram
Chef Audra Morrice
Audra is a cook, author, producer of her range of all natural gluten-free products and television producer. She is also a winner of Masterchef Australia. Before Masterchef Singapore, there was Masterchef Asia, which Chef Audra hosted, however, there wasn’t a season two due to the channel being bought out I believe. Website | Instagram
Chef Damian D’Silva
He comes from a chef background. After spending time in Italy and France he returned to Singapore to create Citrine Chocolat. He then went on to The Soul Kitchen which specialized in Singapore heritage cuisine. He went to Restaurant Kin where he is Executive Chef.
I’ve watched 3 or 4 episodes of the British version and didn’t really take to it, therefore wasn’t an avid viewer. I’ve not seen any versions from other countries including the Canadian one. I watched the Singapore version as it seemed way more interesting.
The good aspects of the Singapore version:
The judges have better constructive criticisms and compliments to share with the competitors
They are very much focused on promoting Singapore, what they produce and how diverse place it is.
More so in Season 3, I noticed they are becoming more anti-food waste.
They have a diverse range of guests who are from all around the world and have set up business in Singapore.
My only gripe is sticking to the international “Masterchef” brand, it does come over a little bit too commercial for me.
However, the good outweighs the minor issues I have and I look forward to watching more seasons of the show.
I would give it a 5/5, such a great program. Looking forward to season 4.
Where Can I See It
If you live in Singapore last season’s episodes are on the Channel 5 website. Some episodes are on YouTube under the Masterchef World banner.