'MasterChef: Legends' Season 11 on Fox: Meet judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Aaron Sanchez

'MasterChef: Legends' Season 11 on Fox: Meet judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Aaron Sanchez
'MasterChef: Legends' Season 11 judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Aaron Sanchez (FOX)

‘MasterChef’ gives homecooks an amazing platform to make their dreams of becoming the culinary world’s superstars true. The amateur homecooks compete in challenges that test their various culinary skills ranging from knife skills to recreating a dish. The participant who successfully completes most of these challenges and manages to impress the judges will win the coveted “MasterChef” title, a $250,000 grand prize, a complete Viking kitchen and kitchen tools and bakeware products from OXO.

So if you're wondering who are the judges who will be judging the participants to decide the winner, then we got you covered. The show features celebrity judges- Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez, and Joe Bastianich, alongside some renowned chefs like Emeril Lagasse, Curtis Stone, Sherry Yard and Michael Mina. Fox also confirmed that Paula Deen, Roy Choi, Nancy Silverton and Morimoto, dropping in as guest judges. Read on to know more about the judges of FOX's hit culinary competition show.



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Joe Bastianich, Aaron Sanchez, and Gordon Ramsay in a still from 'MasterChef' Season 10 (FOX)

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is one of the world's most renowned celebrity chefs. Alongside owning 35 fine-dining restaurants across the globe, the 54-year-old British chef is extremely popular for his controversial yet witty comments on the various cooking competition shows he appears on. Ramsay founded his global restaurant chain, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, in 1997, but he really rose to fame after 1999 with the British miniseries 'Boiling Point'. By 2004, he had become one of the best-known and most influential chefs in the UK. Famous for his colorful and explicit language and fiery temper, Ramsay ensures that watching him on television makes for a delightful experience. 


No wonder then that he has received acclaim for his work namely 'The F Word' and 'Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares', for which he won the BAFTA for Best Feature at the 2005 British Academy Television Awards. The American versions of 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Kitchen Nightmares', 'MasterChef', 'MasterChef Junior', as well as 'Hotel Hell' and '24 Hours to Hell and Back' are watched and enjoyed by a global audience. Ramsay has judged all the seasons of 'MasterChef'. 


Chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay (Getty Images)

Joe Bastianich

Joe Bastianich is a world-renowned restaurateur who co-owns 16 restaurants across the globe, including Casa Mono, Babbo, Osteria Mozza and Eataly in the Americas (co-partner). He also is an award-winning and best-selling author. Bastianich served as a judge on 'MasterChef Junior' for its first three seasons and returned for its sixth and on 'MasterChef' for its first five seasons and returned for its ninth, tenth and 11th seasons. He is known for his deep love of Italian food.


Chef Joe Bastianich (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Aarón Sánchez

Aaron Sanchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, author and philanthropist. He is chef/owner of Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series 'MasterChef' and 'MasterChef Junior'. Sánchez has starred in multiple cable food shows, most notably as a judge on 'Chopped' and 'Chopped Junior'. He was the host of the Emmy Award-nominated series 'Taco Trip' and has appeared on numerous other shows, including 'Iron Chef' and 'Best Thing I Ever Ate'.


 He was awarded James Beard Award for Television Studio Program and was recognized by the Hispanic Federation with the Premio Orgullo Award for being a leader in the Hispanic community. In 2016, he founded the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF), an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community. 

Chef Aaron Sanchez (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

'MasterChef: Legends' Season 11 is all set to premiere on Wednesday, June 2, at 8/7c only on Fox. 

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