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Could you be Ireland's next MasterChef?

Are you a talented amateur chef? If you think you have what it takes to go up against other Irish cooks – and the judges! – on the popular TV show, now is your chance to apply.

MasterChef Ireland judges Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier
MasterChef Ireland judges Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE SEARCH IS on to find Ireland’s next MasterChef.

The popular programme will be back on our TV screens soon, and budding chefs are being encouraged to enter for their chance to take part and battle it out.

The producers are looking for people who are passionate about food and love to cook; people who constantly impress friends and family with their culinary skills; and amateur cooks with amazing talent.

If you’re any of the above, you might have what it takes to impress the judges, Nick Munier of Pichet restaurant and Dylan McGrath of Rustic Stone, and become Ireland’s MasterChef Champion. McGrath has a bit of a reputation for having a hot temper, while Munier certainly won’t let people who aren’t up-to-scratch get a lick at the prize.

Here they are before the first season kicked off, telling people what skills they need to take part in the show:


If you know your dauphinoise from your diced carrot (OK, if you don’t know that, we’d advise staying well away from this programme!) and your sautéing from flambéing, then this could be the show for you. Plus, there is €25,000 up for grabs.

One more tip – maybe don’t go for the type of dishes ‘cooked up’ by the Craig Doyle Live show…


More details can be found on the RTE website and the application deadline is 28 May 2012.

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