MasterChef Greece

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MasterChef
MasterChef Logo.svg
GenreCooking
Directed byPanos Georgiou
Presented byEugenia Manolidou
(1)
Maria Synatsaki
(2)
JudgesLefteris Lazarou
(1–2)
Yiannis Loukakos
(1–2)
Dimitris Skarmoutsos
(1–3)
Panos Ioannidis
(3–)
Sotiris Kontizas
(3–)
Leonidas Koutsopoulos
(4–)
Theme music composerScissor Sisters
Opening themeFire with Fire
Country of origin Greece
 Cyprus
Original language(s)Greek
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes298
Production
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s)Shine Group
in association with
Ziji productions
Studio ATA
Release
Original networkStar Channel (Season 3–)
Mega Channel (Season 1–2)
Picture format576i (PAL), 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOriginal series:
3 October 2010 – 2013
Revival series
4 May 2017 –
present
External links
Website

MasterChef Greece is a Greek competitive cooking game show. It is an adaptation of the British show MasterChef.

The first season premiered on 3 October 2010 and ended on 28 December 2010. In 2011 it was renewed for a second season which premiered on 24 December 2012. In 4 May 2017 the game come back for the third series from the Star Channel. The fourth series premiered on 10 January 2018 on Star Channel.

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 was hosted by Maria Synatsaki and all three chefs remain as judges. The show was put on hiatus after the penultimate episode due to financial difficulties of both the production company, Studio ATA, and Mega Channel itself, resulting in both finalists being declared winners. The two winners are Kostis Kampas and Mpampis Koudouris.

Season 3 (2017)[edit]

The third season premiered on 4 May 2017. The judges of the third season are Dimitris Skarmoutsos, Panos Ioannidis and Sotiris Kontizas. The winner of season 3 was Lambros Vakiaros.

Season 4 (2018)[edit]

The fourth season premiered on 10 January 2018. Ioannidis and Kontizas came back for their second series while Leonidas Koutsopoulos is the new judge in the series. Winner of season 4 was Timoleon Diamantis.

Season 5 (2019)[edit]

The fifth season premiered on 21 January 2019. All three chefs from season 4 remain as judges.

Spin-off[edit]

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. The winner was twelve-year-old Lilian Emvaloti.

The second season of Junior MasterChef Greece premiered in September 2018 on Star Channel and ended on 24 December 2018. The judges were Eleni Psyhouli, Manolis Papoutsakis, Magky Tabakaki. The winner was twelve-year-old Konstantinos Christopoulos.