“MasterChef”, the summer’s most-watched cooking show, is returning for Season 12. The 11th season finale aired back in September 2021, when viewers saw Gordon Ramsay crown Kelsey Murphy as the best home cook in America. The good news for season 12: some of your favorite cheftestants from previous years will return for a season called "Back to Win". Gordon Ramsay is back for Season 12 along with judges Aarón Sánchez and Joe Bastianich.
The returning chefs (including some from MasterChef Junior) are:
Alejandro Valdivia Amanda Saab Bowen Li Brandi Mudd Brielle "Bri" Baker Caitlin "Cate" Meade Christian Green Dara Yu Derrick Peltz (now named Fox) Emily Hallock Fred Chang Gabriel Lewis Michael Silverstein Samantha Daily Shanika Patterson Shayne Wells Shelly Flash Stephen Lee Tommy Walton Willie Mike