Why I love Masterchef Australia and what makes it special

Masterchef Australia — Throwback to the 11 seasons — Data analysis of contestants inside and outside the kitchen

Shachee Swadia
4 min readOct 16, 2020

I am a huge fan of Masterchef Australia and the latest 12th season was delightful and different. The participants from the previous seasons came back to win and there were 3 new and wonderful judges. It was certainly a fine season and probably more successful due to the timing at which it was aired.

But for those like me who missed the original judges, here is a throwback look at the previous 11 seasons.

Masterchef Australia started in 2009 and has always stood out from other culinary shows for its affability, camaraderie, and food culture.

The 11 seasons had 264 contestants, more than 100 guest chefs, umpteen number of cooking sessions and a plethora of tasty dishes created.

But more importantly, what we saw in these seasons was tons of positivity, heaps of heart-warming bonds formed, countless dreams realized, and innumerable fortunes changed. All this has made Masterchef Australia rise to stardom and become a household name across the world.

In my opinion, what made the show a cracker of a program and an absolute hit was the 3



Shachee Swadia

Visualizer. Writer. Coder. Hopeful humanist. Hopeless optimist. Happy soul.