MasterChef: The Professionals 2013 Contestants Australia Meet the Contestants From MasterChef: The Professionals by Jessica Chandra 18/1/13 60 Reactions 27 Shares Print 0 21 6 0 0 When MasterChef returns this Sunday (7:30 p.m. on Network Ten), it won’t be the same show we’ve grown to know over the past four years. While the main competition series, which gives home cooks the chance to turn their food passion into careers, will be back later on, first up we’ll be treated to MasterChef: The Professionals. Hosted by Marco Pierre White and Matt Preston, the show features successful chefs, who have worked in locally and internationally, competing to win an around-the-world ticket to gain experience in some of the best kitchens. There will also be a cash prize announced on the show. Click through to meet the stars. Photos courtesy of Network Ten What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kiah Blanco: 27, QLD, Sous Chef Cameron Bailey: 26, NSW, Chef Tracey Holderness: 47, NSW, Chef Luke Southwood: 43, NSW, Chef Michael Demagistris: 31, VIC, Head Chef Bonny Porter: 23, NSW, Chef Anthony Bantoft: 33, QLD, Private Chef 1 / 4 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kylie McAllester: 27, VIC, student Akuc Isaac Chol: 27, NSW, currently not working Rhys Badcock: 29, NSW/WA, Head Chef Rhett Willis: 33, QLD, Head Chef Nathan Brindle: 23, NSW, Head Chef Cassie Delves: 19, NSW, Chef 2 / 4 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nick Whitehouse: 41, NSW, Kitchen Project Manager Sarah Knights: 27, NSW, Head Chef Coop Woodstone: 37, NSW, Catering Manager Matty McKenzie: 25, QLD, Chef Chrissie Flanagan: 33, NSW, stay-at-home mum 3 / 4 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 / 4 0 21 6 0 0 Read More TVMasterChef The ProfessionalsAustralian TVMasterchef AustraliaMasterChef MasterChef Tracy Collins on What It's Like to Be a Mum on MasterChef 1 day ago Let's Talk About How Young the Top 4 Contestants on MasterChef Are 2 days ago Ben Says the MasterChef Contestants Are Game of Thrones Fans 3 days ago Amy Reveals How MasterChef Contestants Unwind After Stressful Challenges 6 days ago Do You Have What It Takes to Win MasterChef? 1 week ago Will Renae Add a MasterChef Tattoo to Her Body of Work? 1 week ago What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions 1 year I am so impressed with the human and compassionate approach that Marco has with the professionals. He is such a warm and caring perso and not the great ogre that he was portrayed as on the shorts leading up to the series. Well done Marco for being able to level criticism in a positive manner whilst being caring for a person's dignity and pride. You are a true professional and monitor. 1 year Blowing into zucchini flowers you intend to garnish a dish with is absolutely flithy. It is dirty and if a health inspector walked into a kitchen and saw it the place would be fined. Might as well stick your finger up your nose and wipe in on the plate - exactly the same standard of cleanliness. prudielou 1 year I know! Sure makes watching it more interesting!! Jessica Chandra 1 year So cool that you have a connection! :) prudielou 1 year Go Anthony!!! He was the chef on my boss's superyacht, his food is amazing and I've tasted it first hand! Hope he goes far. Can't wait to watch this new series.