MasterChef Greece

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Genre Cooking
Format Game show
Directed by Panos Georgiou
Presented by Eugenia Manolidou
(Season 1)
Maria Synatsaki
(Season 2)
Judges Lefteris Lazarou
Yiannis Loukakos
Dimitris Skarmoutsos
Theme music composer Scissor Sisters
Opening theme Fire with Fire
Country of origin Greece
Original language(s) Greek
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 72
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Shine Group
in association with
Ziji productions
Studio ATA
Original channel Mega Channel
Picture format 576i (PAL)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 3 October 2010 – present
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MasterChef Greece is a Greek competitive cooking game show. It is an adaptation of the British show MasterChef. The first season premiered in 3 October 2010 and ended on 28 December 2010. In 2011 it renewed for second season which premiered in 24 December 2012.

Season 1 (2010)[edit]

The first season of MasterChef premiered on 3 October 2010 and ended on 28 December 2010 and was hosted by musician and television presenter Eugenia Manolidou. The judges of the Greek show were Yiannis Loukakos, Lefteris Lazarou and Dimitris Skarmoutsos. The winner of the first series was Akis Petretzikis.

Season 2 (2012-2013)[edit]

The second season premiered on 24 December 2012. This season is hosted by Maria Synatsaki. All three chefs remain as judges. The show was put on hiatus after the penultimate episode was aired and the final hasn't been filmed yet due to financial difficulties of both the production company, Studio ATA and Mega Channel itself. Possible airdates are in the middle of May or in the end of June. The two finalists are Kostis Kampas and Mpampis Koudouris.


  • Junior MasterChef Greece premiered on 27 November 2011 and ended on 5 February 2012, the judges were the same as MasterChef Greece (Yiannis Loukakos, Lefteris Lazarou and Dimitris Skarmoutsos) and it was hosted by Maria Mpekatorou.