In the lead up to the start of its MasterChef spinoff show, MasterChef: Dessert Masters, later this year, Paramount has announced the names of the judges: Melissa Leong and Amaury Guichon.
Both judges bring huge amounts of experience in the world of dessert with them.
Amaury is well known for his viral Instagram account, as well as his highly successful Netflix series School of Chocolate, which aired in 2021. He boasts a very impressive resume, being hired as the youngest executive pastry chef in Paris at 21.
“I feel very honoured to have been chosen to be part of this wonderful new adventure that will once again highlight our beautiful industry with all its craft and complexity. I am excited to discover what the contestants will create in order to wow us!” Amaury said.
Melissa is no stranger to the MasterChef franchise, having previously been a judge on MasterChef Australia. She is a well-respected food writer, cookbook editor, critic, and radio presenter, and her extensive work in the industry has left her with an impressive backlog of knowledge that she will be bringing to the Dessert Masters table.
Melissa said, “Desserts have the capacity to be magical. I’m excited to see what these talented chefs are capable of when let loose in the MasterChef kitchen. Creating memorable dessert takes years of practice, technique, and an exacting eye for detail. Throw people with these qualities into a place like the MasterChef kitchen and stand back… who knows what they will bring to life.”
The line-up of contestants on the show is yet to be announced, but Paramount has indicated that it will consist of ‘some of the most exciting names in pastry, desserts, and all things sweet and delicious’. The winner of the show will take home not only the title of Australia’s Dessert Master, but also $100,000.