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

Andrea Galan21Miami, FloridaStudent
Barbara Savage40Denver, ColoradoInvestigator
Bill TraversPauma Valley, CaliforniaRetired
Brandi Mudd27Irvington, Kentucky5th Grade Teacher
David Williams35Las Vegas, NevadaPoker Player
Eric Howard26Queens, New YorkFireman
Lisa-Ann Marchesi27Gillette, New JerseyInsurance Manager
Manny Washington29Orlando, FloridaFireman
Nathan Barnhouse20Slippery Rock, PennsylvaniaTuxedo Salesman
Terry MuellerLong Island, New YorkHandyman
Alejandro Toro27Miami, FloridaVoice Over Artist
Ashley Travers23Pauma Valley, CaliforniaSmall Business Owner
Brian SchnebleWest Bloomfield, MichiganSenior Business Manager
Brittany Craig22New Hartford, New YorkServer
Caitlin MeadeChicago, IllinoisNutritionist
Cassie PetersonClear Lake, IowaBakery Clerk
Corey Rice35Chicago, IllinoisComputer Tech/Hotel Front Desk Rep
D’Andre Balaoing25Las Vegas, NevadaBartender
Dan PaustianCharlotte, North CarolinaServer
Diamond Alexander24San Diego, CaliforniaWeb Designer
Diana BilowPlainfield, IllinoisServer
Freddy Coleman47Milwaukee, WisconsinFireman
Gina RuccioneLong Beach, CaliforniaFood Blogger
James WoodsLas Vegas, NevadaTrucker
Jessica McPhaulDallas, TexasYoga Teacher
Joe Russo36Brooklyn, New YorkFireman
Joe PickensPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaSales Rep
Katie DixonHattiesburg, MississippiPersonal Trainer & Retail Associate
Neco WashingtonDetroit, MichiganNail Technician
Samson Kohanski29Los Angeles, CaliforniaMixologist
Shaun O’NealeLas Vegas, NevadaDJ
Shawn NorrisLas Vegas, NevadaRestaurant Manager
Shelby ReidNewport, KentuckyLifeguard
Takeila PeeblesPark Forest, IllinoisNail Technician
Tanorria Askew34Chattanooga, TennesseeCredit Union Coordinator
Taylor Waltmon28Austin, TexasDigital Marketer
Tricia CrivelloSan Diego, CaliforniaInsurance Broker
Will StatenLas Vegas, NevadaKarate Teacher
Zac FallonKnoxville, TennesseeMusician
Zack WilsonBelleville, MichiganConstruction 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.