In MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, these celebrities and their families are willing to put their culinary skills to test for a worthy cause.
In the kitchen, celebrity status may not impress Gordon Ramsay. MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown pits celebrities and their families against another celebrity team. With a variety of culinary challenges, who will impress the MasterChef judges?
MasterChef and MasterChef Junior have legends of fans. As Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Bastianich have challenged amateur cooks to improve their culinary skills, food fans have cheered, and in some cases, learned new culinary tricks and hacks. In this version of MasterChef, the competition is slightly more entertaining than educational.
Celebrity competition shows are always entertaining. Watching popular celebrities out of their traditional element seems to make fans turn into the shows. Whether it is the competition or entertainment value, these shows are always must watch food television.
In this two-part special series, there are a total of four culinary competitions in the episodes. The competing celebrities and their family members are:
"Tori Spelling and her daughter, Stella, vs. Jennie Garth and her daughter, FionaJohnny Weir and his brother, Boz, vs. Tara Lipinisky and her husband, ToddLisa Vanderpump and her daughter, Pandora, vs. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and JWoww5x Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield and his daughter, Ebonne, vs. Multi-World Title-Winning Boxer Oscar De La Hoya and his daughter, Atiana"
MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY FAMILY SHOWDOWN: L-R: Lisa Vanderpump,with judges Joe Bastianich and Aarón Sánchez in the MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY FAMILY SHOWDOWN, airing in a two-night special, Wednesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX. © FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Greg Gayne / FOX. This segment airs Wednesday, May 15.
While each culinary battle has a different theme, a few teams might have an advantage in their match-ups. Given that Lisa Vanderpump is a restaurateur and winemaker, she and her daughter should do well in the competition. While they may not cook at home, they should understand flavor.
The other interesting match-up is Johnny Weir vs. Tara Lipinisky. The two figure skaters are such an entertaining pair. From skating commentary to hosting Wedding Cake Championship, these culinary battle should be quite engaging.
While the battles themselves will be fierce, it will be curious to see how critical the judges will be. Although each of these judges have been quite stern on other MasterChef shows, who knows if that quick wit and cutting phrase will be as severe in this charity competition. Although it is doubtful that tears will be shed, everyone will be waiting for at least one classic Ramsay line.
The MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown two part episode airs on Wednesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET.
Will you tune into MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown? Which celebrity team do you think has a culinary edge?