The best of the best are set to compete on 10’s brand new series, Dessert Masters, a spin-off of MasterChef Australia.
Ten of Australia’s greatest pastry chefs, chocolate connoisseurs and baking experts arrive on to the show to make fantastical desserts and battle it out to become Australia’s first-ever Dessert Master.
While the show is a spinoff of MasterChef Australia, Dessert Masters differs from the amateur cook format, focusing on already established pastry chefs and their impeccable dessert techniques.
With names such as Reynold Poernomo and Adriano Zumbo set to appear, judges Melissa Leong along with newcomer Amaury Guichon have got their work set out for them, although it’s arguable anyone would call it work.
While Leong is jumping over from MasterChef Australia, internationally renowned dessert chef Amaury Guichon is making his debut appearance as a judge. Known for his delicate sugar work and life-sized chocolate sculptures, Guichon is set to bring a fresh perspective to the world of the sweet tooth.
Leong said: “It doesn’t get any better, more high calibre, more magical than these chefs, who all bring their own unique take on sweet creations to their own worlds, and now, to ours. I am beyond thrilled – and honoured – to be working with such brilliant, talented and generous people… but boy do I have my work cut out for me!”
Guichon said he’s been blown away by the prowess of the new cast.
“I am so happy to be in Australia to experience its unique pastry scene and be a part of Dessert Masters. What I’ve experienced so far, I haven’t seen in a long time – a tight-knit community of chefs who share great camaraderie, skill and passion for their craft. This is a once-in-a-lifetime cast of incredibly talented Australian pastry chefs and it is an honour to be judging them. Their creations are so good, I think the audience will want to lick the television screen!,” he said.
Dessert Masters is produced by Endemol Shine Australia.
Dessert Masters premieres Sunday, November 12 at 7:30 pm on Channel 10 and 10 Play.