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Masterchef Application Questions

I ‘may’ be thinking about applying for MasterChef Australia next year. If you’re in the same boat and were wondering what the questions are on the application form, here they are (hope you like typing, there’s almost 50 of them):

  1. What is your living situation? (married, co-habiting, living with parents, single, widowed etc)
  2. Do you have any siblings / children / grandchildren?
  3. Where did you grow up?
  4. What is the highest level of education you received? What school(s) did you attend?
  5. Where do you work? Have you always done this? Do you like your job?
  6. What other hobbies do you have?
  7. What is your greatest ambition in life?
  8. What do you think has been your greatest achievement in life so far?
  9. Where and what would you like to be in 5 years time?
  10. What has been the most difficult thing in your life so far?
  11. Have you ever had an apprehended violence order placed against you? Yes/No. If so, what were the circumstances?
  12. Have you ever served time in prison or a correctional facility (other than juvenile). If so, provide details.
  13. If chosen to be on the program, is there any personal part of your life that you would prefer not to share on camera? (i.e social organizations, activities, personal history, friends) Yes/No Explain below:
  14. Are you prepared to be isolated/apart from your family and friends for up to 4 months?
  15. Are you prepared to be away from your employment for up to 4 months?
  16. How would someone who really knows you describe your BEST qualities?
  17. How would someone who really knows you describe your WORST qualities?
  18. What personality traits annoy you?
  19. Do you hold a current passport?
  20. Have you ever acted, performed or appeared on television or film before? If so, please describe:
  21. What other reality/game shows have you applied for or been on? Please list shows, dates of application and air dates:
  22. Are you currently being considered for any other reality TV shows, including game or contestant shows? If so, please describe:
  23. How long have you been cooking for?
  24. Who taught you how to cook? What is your first memory of cooking?
  25. Why do you want to change your life to become a professional in the food industry?
  26. Please tell us about the moment when you realised cooking was what you wanted to do and you fell in love with food.
  27. What is the hardest cooking situation you have ever been in?
  28. How do you see your cooking ability progressing over the next 5 years?
  29. What do you hope to achieve by entering Masterchef?
  30. Have you ever imagined being a chef or owning your own restaurant?
  31. If yes, what has stopped you from doing it already?
  32. Have you ever cooked professionally before? (If yes where and for how long?)
  33. Do you have any professional cooking qualifications? PLEASE ALSO INFORM US IF YOU HAVE WORKED IN A PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN IN ANY CAPACITY WHATSOEVER.
  34. Have you ever taken any cooking courses? If so, what, where, when.
  35. Who eats your food and what do they think of it?
  36. What is your favourite restaurant?
  37. Why should we choose you?
  38. How often do you cook?
  39. What have you cooked lately?
  40. What is your signature dish?
  41. What style of cooking are you strongest at?
  42. How good do you think you are at cooking? What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  43. What is your greatest skill in the kitchen? (knife skills, timing etc)
  44. Is there anything you will not cook? (due to allergies, religion etc)
  45. Do you like to throw dinner parties or just cook on a small scale?
  46. Can you make sauces from scratch?
  47. What’s your personality in the kitchen? (e.g. calm, panicky etc)
  48. How confident are you that you will be able to cook under the pressure of TV cameras?
  49. How competitive are you?