Casting call for Masterchef NZ

Casting call for Masterchef NZ

Casting call for masterchef_nz logoMediaWorks has announced the casting call is now open for New Zealand’s hottest cooking competition, MasterChef New Zealand. Producers are on the hunt for contestants from around the country who have an unrivalled passion for food.

“We’re after the best home cooks New Zealand has to offer,” says Head of Commissioning and External Production Sue Woodfield. “This is a show for the unsung heroes of the kitchen – Kiwis who love great food and great flavours. We want them to bring the food of their families to the nation.”

This is the chance for ordinary Kiwis who produce extraordinary food to become involved in one of the most successful competitive cooking franchises to date. Every kitchen wannabe from amateur chefs to budding foodies should throw their chef’s hats into the ring and apply now.

Sisters Kasey and Karena Bird took out the MasterChef NZ 2014 title.
Sisters Kasey and Karena Bird took out the MasterChef NZ 2014 title.

The New Zealand show will be produced by Imagination TV for TV3 and will see a number of amateur chefs compete as a formidable judging panel decides whether they have what it takes to be New Zealand’s next MasterChef.

MasterChef New Zealand will screen on TV3 in 2015, as part of the MediaWorks blockbuster local line-up that includes The X Factor NZ, The Block NZ, The Bachelor New Zealand, and will have significant digital and social media components. More FM will be supporting the search for New Zealand’s next MasterChef.

MasterChef is currently produced in over 40 countries around the globe, and airs in over 200.


* Applications can be made at and will require aspiring contestants to fill out an application form and include a photo and/or video of themselves.

* Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or resident.

* Additionally applicants must be at least 18 years old and available for 16 weeks from August to November.

* MediaWorks has not released a specific closure date for applications and will continue to consider entries right up until filming begins.

MediaWorks is New Zealand’s largest independent broadcaster, reaching 3.8 million Kiwis through its TV, Radio and Digital platforms. The company owns and operates television channels TV3, FOUR and The Edge TV; radio brands The Edge, The Rock, More FM, The Breeze, The Sound, Mai FM, George FM, Kiwi FM, LiveSPORT and RadioLIVE; a network of websites including and 3NOW, and a family of mobile and tablet apps.

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