Adults' turn for Pinoy edition of 'MasterChef'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 04 2012 05:04 PM | Updated as of Oct 05 2012 07:03 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- After the successful run of the Philippine edition of the reality cooking contest "Junior Master Chef," the Kapamilya network is set to premiere the local follow-up of the British reality show. 

(From left) Rolando Laudico, Judy Ann Santos, Fern Aracama and JP Anglo take the stage
during ABS-CBN's trade fair, "A Beautiful Affair," held Wednesday night.

But this time, grown-ups get to showcase their culinary skills on TV.

ABS-CBN formally launched "MasterChef Pinoy Edition" on Wednesday night during the network's trade event show titled "A Beautiful Affair."

Young superstar Judy Ann Santos, host of the kiddie version of the cooking contest, will reprise her role in the show's upcoming edition. 

"Nandito po kaming lahat para ipaalam sa inyo na ang 'MasterChef Pinoy Edition' soon ay makikita niyo na po," Santos said before an audience during the trade event.

"Malalaman natin kung sino talaga sa ating mga home cooks na Pinoy ang deserving na makakuha ng title na first MasterChef na manggagaling dito sa Pilipinas," she added.

Returning as judges are professional Filipino chefs Fern Aracama, Rolando Laudico, and JP Anglo, who also joined Santos on stage during the trade event.

"MasterChef" is set to join the "Umaganda" line-up of ABS-CBN, airing at 10:30 a.m. before the top-rating series "Be Careful With My Heart." The cooking show is expected to premiere later this year.