A nationwide search has brought together the best 14 cooks from different backgrounds and ages who are gearing up for a tougher culinary competition with eyes on the same prize: becoming the first ever Pinoy MasterChef.
The road to the crown and the P1 million grand prize has officially begun for the top 14 cooks of MasterChef Pinoy Edition who, from now on, will be living in a single house. Who among them will get along well? Who will stand out?
Making the cut is Betty, the Loyal Kusinera of Cebu, who has been working as a house help since she was 18 to provide for her siblings and take them to school. Her employers, who have treated her as family for 15 years now, have been enthusiastic about her stint in the kusina-serye.
Carla, the Negosyante Kusinera of Bulacan, married at such a young age that she needed to learn how to cook for her family. She refined her skills in the kitchen and eventually began accepting orders from friends to prepare crispy pata and roast chicken, which are both her specialties.
Next on the list is Cons, the Kitchen Siren of San Juan, who once auditioned in Pinoy Dream Academy to become a recording artist. A disease, however, damaged her voice and deterred her from reaching her dreams. This set off her love affair with cooking and has since then vowed to master cooking.
The Biba Kusinera of Davao, Gian, has struggled with his own insecurities and his family's expectations from him as the first born son. Gian, who is also the youngest finalist in the competition at 20, grew up believing his father never approved of him because of his homosexuality.