Tonight on FOX Gordon Ramsay’s Masterchef returns with an all-new episode on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, season 11 episode 1 premiere called “Legends: Emeril Lagasse – Auditions Round 1,” and we have your weekly Masterchef recap below. On tonight’s Masterchef episode as per the FOX synopsis, “MASTERCHEF is back – this time with an incredible season of Legends! Every week, one of the world’s biggest culinary legends visits the MASTERCHEF kitchen to inspire this season’s contestants.
With only 15 aprons up for grabs, home cooks from across the country serve up their signature dishes to judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Aarón Sánchez and guest judge Emeril Lagasse to try to win a spot in the MASTERCHEF kitchen”
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In tonight’s Masterchef premiere episode, the episode begins with chef Gordon Ramsay taking a drive along the coast and telling us that it is day one of an all-new season of MasterChef. Buckle up because Gordon is kicking it up to high gear, this is the season of Legends. He is doing something that he has never done before, opening the doors to Masterchef kitchen to some of the biggest names in the culinary world. The undeniable queen, Paula Dean, legendary Emeril Lagasse, Curtis Stone, Morimoto.
Every single week, Joe Bastianich, Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sánchez will be joined by the crème de la crème.
Only 15 white aprons will be given out for a chance to compete in MasterChef Legends and win $250,000, a complete Viking kitchen and kitchen tools and bakeware products from OXO.
The hopefuls arrive in the kitchen, it looks like there are well over a hundred there with their families. Joe, Gordon, and Aarón enter the kitchen. Gordon tells them they are lucky and this is where it begins. Unlike any other time before, they are bringing the biggest names in the culinary world every week. These are the best home cooks in the country, but only one can win. Tonight their task is to impress the judges with their signature dishes and show them that they deserve a legendary MasterChef apron.
It’s taken eleven years for Gordon to get Emeril on the show, tonight he will be guest judging with the trio. Emeril tells the group that he is looking for passion, delicious food, it’s time to bring it and have fun, cook from the heart. The home cooks will have to convince at least three of the judges to get a white apron.
Here, to offer a little help and guidance is last year’s winner, Dorian, with Sarah and Nick. Dorian tells them that if they get an apron or not, this is a hurdle, they have already beat out thousands of people and that is something to be proud of. They have forty-five minutes to cook their signature dishes. Aarón says the smallest mistake can send them home.
Alejandro, 39, Professional Animal Trainor from Atlanta GA – Fresh Herb Crusted Lamb Chops – all four judges loved his meal.
Matt, 36, Construction Worker from Cromwell, CT – Egg Yolk Raviola – Gordon is a no, the other judges say yes because he nailed the pasta.
Autumn, 27, Bartender from Boston, MA – Miso Banana Cake – all four judges loved this dessert.
Miles, 31, Youtube Gamer from Frisco, TX – Chicken Fried Rice – Joe is a no, Emeril is torn but gives a yes, Gordon and Aarón are a yes.
Elyce, 39, Salon Owner, Chicago, IL – Red Velvet mini cake – she makes it through, Gordon says it feels like a MasterChef finale dessert – this is her mother’s recipe.
Suu, 30, Food Blogger from Houston, TX – Burmese Noodle Soup – she comes from a third world country and they eat to survive – Emeril says it is the food of love, Joe says it was a profound immersion into Burmese cuisine, Aarón says it was truly something special and Gordon says it is the best dish he has tested so far – the judges were the most impressed with her.
Cailin, 22, Spin Instructor and Jen, 50, Yoga Instructor, mom, and daughter from Castro Valley, CA – they are both trying to get an apron. Jen – Grilled Mahi Mahi – Cailin – Chocolate Volcano Cake – the Mahi Mahi was overcooked, the cake unimpressive and not the level they are looking for.
They have given out six aprons, a third of their aprons. Joe says there are a lot of really good cooks out there but they really need to be selective moving forward.