Celebrity MasterChef (Romanian TV series)

Celebrity MasterChef is a Romanian competitive cooking game show. It is spin-off of MasterChef România, itself an adaptation of the British show MasterChef, and features celebrity contestants. It began production in early 8 October 2013, and was broadcast on PRO TV on 22 October 2013.[1]

Celebrity MasterChef
Also known asCelebrity MasterChef România
Based onCelebrity MasterChef
Presented byRăzvan Fodor
JudgesCătălin Scărlătescu
Sorin Bontea
Florin Dumitrescu
Country of originRomania
Original languageRomanian
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Running time120 minutes
Original release
NetworkPRO TV
Release22 October (2013-10-22) –
24 December 2013 (2013-12-24)



In contrast to its parent show, the celebrity version is based around a heats and semi-finals format similar to MasterChef Goes Large, and is aired only once a week in a two-hour format.

Celebrities are split into groups of three as they compete in a heat round featuring two challenges, with one celebrity making their way from each heat into the semi-finals. The heats consist of an Invention Test, in which they prepare a dish of their own concoction, and a Pressure Test, in which they must complete a dish from a professional chef. Due to the difficulty of these dishes contestants are given a single "lifeline" in which the chef is able to aid them for 90 seconds.

The six remaining celebrities will then face further challenges in order to secure their place in the final.



The series is judged by Florin Dumitrescu, Cătălin Scărlătescu and Sorin Bontea.[2]


Contestant Occupation Status
Elena Lasconi USR politician and journalist Winner 24 December[3]
Pacha Man Reggae singer Runner-Up 24 December[3]
Don Baxter [ro] Rapper Third Place 24 December[3]
Cătălin Josan [ro] Singer Eliminated 24 December[3]
Alex Dima Journalist Eliminated 23 December[4]
Gabriela Irimia The Cheeky Girls singer
Jojo Actress and singer
Laura Cosoi [ro] Model and actress
Șerban Copoț Animal X singer Eliminated 17 December[5]
Octavian Strunilă [ro] Actor
Gina Pistol [ro] Actress and model Eliminated 3 December[6]
Ioan Isaiu [ro] Actor
Monica Irimia The Cheeky Girls singer Eliminated 18 November[7]
Adrian Daminescu [ro] Singer Eliminated 12 November[8]
Carmen Șerban Singer-songwriter Eliminated 5 November[9]

TV ratings


The show's premier received 8.3 share,[10] which jumped to 17.8 in its second week.[11]


  1. ^ "Vedetele se intrec la "MasterChef - Proba celebritatii"" (in Romanian). protv.ro. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Juriul Mastechef Romania". masterchefromania.com (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "MASTERCHEF. Elena Lasconi este marea castigatoare a acestei editii. Care au fost cele mai tari faze". stirileprotv.ro/ (in Romanian). Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  4. ^ "MASTERCHEF. Prima parte a finalei a dus la eliminarea a patru dintre concurenti. Care sunt acestia". stirileprotv.ro/ (in Romanian). Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Octavian Strunilă şi Şerban Copot au pierdut şorţurile, în timp ce Pacha Man este favorit pentru titlul de "MasterChef"". adevarul.ro/ (in Romanian). 17 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Gina Pistol şi Ioan Isaiu, excluşi de la "MasterChef". Au gătit "ca la împinge tava"". adevarul.ro/ (in Romanian). 4 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  7. ^ "FOTO Monica de la Cheeky Girls a părăsit "MasterChef", restul vedetelor au gătit în vârf de munte". adevarul.ro/ (in Romanian). 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Monstrul din Cutia Misterelor, "dovedit" la "MasterChef". Adrian Daminescu a părăsit competiţia". adevarul.ro/ (in Romanian). 12 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Prima eliminare la "MasterChef – Proba celebrităţii": Carmen Şerban a părăsit competiţia". adevarul.ro/ (in Romanian). 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Suleyman, necruţător cu Masterchef şi cu meciul Stelei: Sultanul, pe primul loc în bătaia cu Pro şi cu TVR 1". 23 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Cum au arătat luptele lui Suleyman cu MasterChef şi TopChef. Show-urile culinare, în urma sultanului". 30 October 2013.