Judges Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay talk shop between takes on “MasterChef.”
Photos by Sian Kennedy
A former aircraft hangar in the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles is now home to “MasterChef” elaborate stage and kitchen facilities.
The pantry has to be kept camera-ready. Unused food is donated to charity.
Camerawork on the show is a challenge because of the need to capture the action at each contestant’s cooking station.
The on-set edit bay buzzes during a taping as exec producers try to guide cameras around the frenzied contestants in real time.
View from the bleachers. “It’s the best cooking show on television. The rest can kiss our culinary asses,” Bastianich enthuses.
Revving up the audience for the taping of the season finale. Along with Ramsay’s production shingle One Potato Two Potato, Shine America will produce 25 hours of “MasterChef” for Fox this summer.