POPSUGAR Celebrity MasterChef MasterChef: The Professionals 2013 Contestants Australia Meet the Contestants From MasterChef: The Professionals by Jessica Chandra 18/1/13 27 Shares Like us on Facebook View in slideshow 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? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 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? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 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? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 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? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 / 4 Read More TVMasterChef The ProfessionalsAustralian TVMasterchef AustraliaMasterChef MasterChef MasterChef 2015: Get to Know the Top 24 Contestants! 3 Reality Shows Debut at the Same Time Tonight — Which Gets Your Vote? Chinese New Year: Cook-Up Alvin Quah's Pork Gyoza Call Yourself an Aussie? Only If You Know the Answers to These Questions Get the scoop with our newsletter Enjoy the latest news on the celebs you love. Sign up with What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years I know! Sure makes watching it more interesting!! Jessica-Chandra 2 years So cool that you have a connection! :) prudielou 2 years 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.