L-R: Guest judge Michael Mina and chef/host Gordon Ramsay in the Michael Mina Meat Roulette episode airing Wednesday, July 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

It is about time that you all know what’s cooking in this season of MasterChef. The 2016 MasterChef season is back to give us another champion of the kitchen. That means that we get to see dozens of brilliant new chefs battle it out with their interesting skills for cooking food. Every contestant appearing on a MasterChef season has brought a lot more on the table than just some tasty dishes. It is a dream for those millions of aspiring chef to become a part of the MasterChef cast and work with Gordon Ramsay. With the premiere episode aired last night, let us get to know the MasterChef season 7 contestants, who will face the wrath of judges, Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi.

Even though the summer sets off at the end of June, things are starting to get hotter right at the start of the month. It is always great when cooking food enters the contest world. And, MasterChef is the best platform for watching what really happens when one cooks food in less time. Tasting delicious food is the one common passion of many people in the world. It doesn’t matter if you are a foodie or not; you’ll still enjoy savoring delicacies. Although, it is a completely different thing if you want to make that amazing dish by yourself. Watching MasterChef will let you know the chaos that happens when these chef contestants try pulling off the perfect dish.

The FOX Network must be really proud for heading off with another new season of MasterChef. Last night (June 1), there’s hardly anyone who missed MasterChef season 7, episode 1, which aired on FOX at 8:00 p.m. EST. The return of MasterChef has excited hordes of food lovers across the country. It is time to watch the madness in the kitchen for one more time!

MasterChef Season 7 Cast

As the competition for a MasterChef  white apron has begun in full swing, it is time to meet the new judges and contestants of this season 7. Judging the dishes is probably the most intriguing part of all the MasterChef episodes, but you just can’t miss out the energy brought in by those select few MasterChef contestants. Contestants have always majorly contributed in the overall success of any MasterChef season. Before we see who the judges are going to be, let us meet the MasterChef season 7 contestants and learn a bit more about them.

MasterChef Contestants

Taking up those grueling challenges is not a job for the lighthearted. Working under a time constraint is what makes every MasterChef contestant stronger than most chefs. The pressure never drops, but still these chefs manage to bring forth an amazing dish. There have been loads of times when the judges were dumbfounded with some of the contestants on how they make their food incredibly tasty.  So, take a look at the MasterChef contestants for season 7 and start rooting for your favorite ones starting from the next week’s episode.

Top 40 MasterChef Contestants

Contestant Age Hometown Profession
Andrea Galan 21 Miami, Florida Student
Barbara Savage 40 Denver, Colorado Investigator
Bill Travers Pauma Valley, California Retired
Brandi Mudd 27 Irvington, Kentucky 5th Grade Teacher
David Williams 35 Las Vegas, Nevada Poker Player
Eric Howard 26 Queens, New York Fireman
Lisa-Ann Marchesi 27 Gillette, New Jersey Insurance Manager
Manny Washington 29 Orlando, Florida Fireman
Nathan Barnhouse 20 Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania Tuxedo Salesman
Terry Mueller Long Island, New York Handyman
Alejandro Toro 27 Miami, Florida Voice Over Artist
Ashley Travers 23 Pauma Valley, California Small Business Owner
Brian Schneble West Bloomfield, Michigan Senior Business Manager
Brittany Craig 22 New Hartford, New York Server
Caitlin Meade Chicago, Illinois Nutritionist
Cassie Peterson Clear Lake, Iowa Bakery Clerk
Corey Rice 35 Chicago, Illinois Computer Tech/Hotel Front Desk Rep
D’Andre Balaoing 25 Las Vegas, Nevada Bartender
Dan Paustian Charlotte, North Carolina Server
Diamond Alexander 24 San Diego, California Web Designer
Diana Bilow Plainfield, Illinois Server
Freddy Coleman 47 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fireman
Gina Ruccione Long Beach, California Food Blogger
James Woods Las Vegas, Nevada Trucker
Jessica McPhaul Dallas, Texas Yoga Teacher
Joe Russo 36 Brooklyn, New York Fireman
Joe Pickens Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sales Rep
Katie Dixon Hattiesburg, Mississippi Personal Trainer & Retail Associate
Neco Washington Detroit, Michigan Nail Technician
Samson Kohanski 29 Los Angeles, California Mixologist
Shaun O’Neale Las Vegas, Nevada DJ
Shawn Norris Las Vegas, Nevada Restaurant Manager
Shelby Reid Newport, Kentucky Lifeguard
Takeila Peebles Park Forest, Illinois Nail Technician
Tanorria Askew 34 Chattanooga, Tennessee Credit Union Coordinator
Taylor Waltmon 28 Austin, Texas Digital Marketer
Tricia Crivello San Diego, California Insurance Broker
Will Staten Las Vegas, Nevada Karate Teacher
Zac Fallon Knoxville, Tennessee Musician
Zack Wilson Belleville, Michigan Construction Worker

MasterChef Judges

The ultimate MasterChef judge has returned and is ready to test every last bit of these forty contestants. Gordon Ramsay is probably the most-hated as well as the most-admired chef in the world. The owner of a multi-Michelin star food empire, Gordon Ramsay is also the best MasterChef judge of all time and has no doubt about rocking yet another season.

Joining him in judging these Top 40 home cooks is celebrity chef Christina Tosi. Tosi is a chef, a television personality and the owner of Momofuku Milk Bar. The successful founder of the Momofuku group, Christina Tosi will join Ramsay in deciding who becomes the next Master Chef. Helping them out as the guest MasterChef judges will be celebrity chefs Aaron Sanchez, Edward Lee, Kevin Sbraga, Richard Blais, as well as Wolfgang Puck, the world-renowned chef and a successful restaurateur.

Don’t miss the MasterChef season 7, episode 2, “Battle for a White Apron, Part 2 (Top 40),” airs on June 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST only on FOX. Also, take a look at the trailer of MasterChef season 7 by watching the promo video below.