Masterchef Australia Moving To Melbourne
Well it has been confirmed now that Masterchef Series Five will be filmed in Melbourne.
Great news for Melbourne and its chefs. It will certainly highlight the what Victoria has to offer. NSW as usual won’t realise what they have lost until it has gone, with production jobs, free advertising for their top restaurants and the showcasing of the city to tourists. Masterchef is currently showing all over the world including Sweden and India. Here were my thoughts on the matter when it was first rumoured to be moving.
The move may also indicate the judges are entrenched for next season.
Network Ten and Shine have announced:
After four incredible seasons based in Sydney, MasterChef Australia is spreading its culinary wings and
heading south to the home of Australian food culture – Melbourne.
The recent sale of the Alexandria kitchen in Sydney sparked a search for a new location and an exciting opportunity to find a new home for the much-loved cooking show.
Network Ten and Shine Australia are pleased to confirm that season five of MasterChef Australia will be filmed at the Melbourne Showgrounds, starting in early 2013.
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, David Mott, said moving production of MasterChef Australia to Melbourne would lead to a fresh look for one of the most powerful and beloved brands on Australian television.
“This is an exciting move for MasterChef Australia’s viewers and sponsors,” Mr Mott said. “What better way to explore fresh, new cuisines than to head to what is arguably Australia’s food capital.
“The Melbourne Showgrounds offers an exciting opportunity to create a new environment for MasterChef Australia, with a new kitchen, new challenges and new locations in Victoria’s acclaimed food and wine regions.
“We figure it is way past time we let our contestants loose in Melbourne. We can’t wait for MasterChef Australia 2013.”
Shine Australia Chief Executive, Mark Fennessy, said: “Since 2009, MasterChef Australia has enjoyed a wonderfully successful run in NSW. Filming in Melbourne represents an exciting new chapter for the world’s most popular cooking show.”
Applications for series five of MasterChef Australia are now open at www.masterchef.com.au.