Us members of the current Gen Y or millennials love cooking shows. In fact, you shall come across so many food channels on YouTube itself. It is because the modern generation believes that the ability to create a delish meal from scratch is some kind of a status symbol. And this is the reason for their increasing interest in food shows. We are sure that you are familiar with this scenario. While browsing through Netflix or just flipping TV channels, you land on an amazing cooking program. Immediately, we are hooked on to it. It might be a food-related docu-series that takes us on a virtual ride across various locales and their famous street snacks; or it can also be an elaborate reality TV show playing on cable. Whatever be the case, once we start with a title, we simply cannot bring ourselves to stop.
Among the myriad of such reality programs that explore this subject, a name that immediately pops up in all of our minds is ‘MasterChef‘, dubbed as one of the toughest food competitions. This highly competitive cooking contest features aspiring chefs who battle each other in a race to win the coveted title. It premiered on July 27, 2010, on the Fox network, and is hosted by the renowned celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who also serves as one of the members in the judges panel.
So, if you are a huge fan of this show, then you can check out this special compilation we’ve come up with. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘MasterChef’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘MasterChef’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. MasterChef Junior (2013-)
Created as part of the Masterchef franchise, ‘MasterChef Junior‘ features kids in the age group of 8 to 13 years. They try to move forward in the contest by surpassing each other in cooking the best culinary marvels. Any kid who fits the prescribed age criteria and has an interest in cooking can apply via an online form or by attending an open casting call. Among them, 24 candidates are selected for auditions. Here, they are divided into 3 groups, from which 12 are shortlisted for the next round. The final winner gets a grand prize of $100,000 and is awarded the MasterChef Junior trophy.
14. Hell’s Kitchen (2005-)