MasterChef US season 13 contestants

The contestants for MasterChef season 13: The United States of America will not be finalized until all of the regional audition episodes have aired.

MasterChef (US) season 13 will feature a new twist, whereby contestants are divided into regions to represent the “United Tastes of America”.

This twist promises to make the competition even more exciting, but the contestants of this season will not be announced until all of the regional audition rounds have aired.

MasterChef US season 13: United Tastes of America

MasterChef (US) remains one of the most popular cooking competition shows on television.  After last year’s season 12 averaged about 2.2 million viewers across all of its episodes, MasterChef (US) is back with its 13th season.

FOX announced earlier this year that MasterChef season 13 would start airing on May 24, 2023. This “United Tastes of America” season will feature a never-before-seen twist.

The amateur chefs will have the additional challenge of representing their specific region’s approach to cuisine, on top of impressing the panel of esteemed judges.

MasterChef US season 13 contestants

MasterChef has certainly seen more than its fair share of changes and switch-ups over the course of its 12-season run. In fact, the most recently aired 12th season also featured its own, unique format.

This “Back to Win” season saw previous MasterChef contestants return to the competition for their shot at redemption. This resulted in a more intense and emotional competition than MasterChef fans had ever seen before.

Now, with this new “United Tastes of America” season adding yet another unexpected twist to the mix, fans cannot wait to see what the competition will entail.

This season will divide the aspiring amateur chefs into four regions based on their home towns. The four regions that the show chose to represent are the West, Northeast, Midwest and South.

And while fans of the show can expect the usual time crunches, strange ingredients, and challenges that MasterChef has now become famous for, it will be extremely interesting to see how this new group dynamic affects the food, and the chefs’ temperaments throughout the season.

Since season 13 has only just started airing, the show is still in the head-to-head audition battles stage of the competition and as usual, it is likely to be tight-lipped about which chefs make it through these rounds until all of the audition episodes have aired.

This means that the season 13 contestants have not  been announced yet, and you will just have to wait until after the June 14 Regional Auditions episode to find out which contestants made it through to the next round.

What to expect from MasterChef (US) season 13

Although MasterChef season 13 has turned the format of this beloved show completely on its head, some popular elements will remain.

Some of the fan-favorite challenges that you can look forward to seeing in this season include the oh-so challenging Mystery Box challenge, as well as the Tag Team challenge, which is sure to test the contestants’ communication skills later in the season.

This season will also introduce a bunch of new challenges to the competition, including a State Fair Challenge and a Dodger Stadium challenge.

Who will be judging the contestants on MasterChef (US) season 13?

Not everything on season 13 of MasterChef will be new though. The celebrity chefs, Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez and Joe Bastianich will all return to the show this season, ready to judge all of the amateur chefs that are brave enough to feature on the show.

Rumor has it that some other esteemed judges, including Daphne Oz, Graham Elliot, Susan Feniger, Tiffany Derry, Andre Rush and Kelsey Murphy (who won MasterChef season 11) will also make an appearance on the show in this season.

Which prizes are up for grabs this season?

The contestant who manages to impress the judges the most this season and who makes it all the way to the end of the competition, will walk away with a $250,000 cash prize and the bragworthy title of America’s MasterChef.

However, if you are a long-time MasterChef fan, you will already know that this prize packet is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to MasterChef success.

Whitney Miller, who won the competition in 2010 has had a very successful food styling and food blogging career following her win and she has even released two cookbooks.

Claudia Sandoval, the show’s season six winner, even later became a host on MasterChef Latino and Christine Hà, the MasterChef season three winner, has become the most followed contestant in the history of the show.

She has also opened several different restaurants since she left the show.