EstrellaTV Opens Casting and Announces Judges for 2022 Series’ MasterChef Latinos

Press Release

September 28, 2021

EstrellaTV, the multiplatform content studio and network of Estrella Media, announced the opening of casting and the judges panel for its Q1 2022 series MasterChef Latinos. The series is being produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog. The judges for the EstrellaTV series are returning MasterChef judges Chef Benito Molina, Chef Adrián Herrera and Chef Claudia Sandoval.

“We are excited to start production on ‘MasterChef Latinos’ with three of the most popular and influential chefs as the cornerstone of the series,” said Ivan Stoilkovich, EVP of Television Content. “Chef Molina, Chef Herrera and Chef Sandoval each bring a very colorful and unique approach to the culinary arts. The show is now casting throughout the U.S. and we have been seeing some amazing talent, it will be fun to watch them compete to win the title of “MasterChef” and be able to showcase their talents in front of three of the most well-known Latino Chefs in the world.”

“We are thrilled to be teaming with EstrellaTV to bring ‘MasterChef Latinos’ to the U.S Hispanic audience,” says Endemol Shine Boomdog CEO Alejandro Rincon. “We have tremendous experience producing the world’s most popular food competition series and we have lined up an amazing team of experienced and skilled chefs to serve as our judges.”

Commenting on the EstrellaTV series and their MasterChef roles, the judges said:

“You are only good as the last dish you made,” said Chef Benito Molina.

“I’m very excited to be a part of MasterChef Latinos and be able to share the complexities and richness of Latin American gastronomy,” said Chef Adrián Herrera.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Estrella TV Family and part of the new edition of MasterChef Latinos,” said Chef Claudia Sandoval.” I’m the only judge that has been on the other side, competitors need to come ready to learn, ready to showcase their skills, and more than anything, ready to WIN!”

MasterChef Latinos sets out to find the nation’s best amateur cook. A cook whose talent and passion could transform their life. Thousands audition for the MasterChef judges, but only the top chefs make it to the MasterChef kitchen. Once in the MasterChef kitchen, their culinary skills are pushed to the limit. It’s a life-changing journey for many, but only one will be crowned MasterChef.

A #1 rated show from the U.K. to Australia, France to Israel, Italy to the Middle East and beyond, television’s toughest talent series has truly become a global hit. Now produced in over 50 countries worldwide and broadcast in over 200 territories, MasterChef is watched globally by over 250 million viewers and has transformed over 100 amateur chefs to professionals. MasterChef Latinos is based on a format created by Franc Roddam.


Deadline: ‘MasterChef Latinos’ Sets Returning Judges, Issues Open Casting Call