MasterChef, the new challenges are dedicated to sustainability in the kitchen. Previews

Keyword: sustainability in the kitchen

At MasterChef Italia (THE SPECIAL) an unprecedented green journey begins through the new frontiers of sustainability in the kitchen: we talk about the future of gastronomy, the focus is on new scenarios for the protection of natural ecosystems. In the episodes of Thursday 8 February, on Sky and streaming on NOW and always available on demand, the judges Bruno Barbieri, Antonino Cannavacciuolo and Giorgio Locatelli will welcome, in the last Skill Test of the season dedicated to a cuisine that takes care of the territory by enhancing its ingredients, two excellent examples of sustainability, both holders of 1 Michelin star and 1 green Michelin star: chef Chiara Pavan of the Venissa restaurant, on the island of Mazzorbo in Venice, who will immerse the competitors in the Venetian lagoon by telling her idea of ​​environmental cuisine which on the one hand takes care of the environment and on the other hand describes it; and chef Riccardo Gaspari, from Sanbrite in Cortina d’Ampezzo, who will bring the scents of the mountains and the knowledge of regenerative cuisine to the stove, capable of using waste and giving value to very specific typical forest ingredients (such as pine mugo) or apparently simple (like celeriac).

Green challenges

There are 8 of them left, the amateur chefs of the Sky Original show produced by Endemol Shine Italy see the final goal ever closer. The evening of Thursday 8 February – with the two episodes scheduled from 9.15pm on Sky Uno and streaming on NOW, always available on demand and visible on Sky Go – will open for them with a sparkling Golden Mystery Box which will bring with it a dynamic surprise and green ingredients that are “alternative” to say the least; followed by a new Invention Test which this time will stimulate the creativity of aspiring chefs starting from a sustainable ingredient rich in beneficial properties for the body, even if often underestimated: garlic. Which of the aspiring chefs will have to stop their run this evening?


Latest appointments with MasterChef Magazine, every day, at 7.35pm, always on Sky Uno and streaming on NOW. In this week’s episodes, among others, there will be a guest chef Cristina Bowerman, 1 Michelin star and 3 Gambero Rosso Forks at her Glass Hostaria restaurant in Rome, who participates as an official ambassador of the Komen Italia organization talking about a cuisine suitable for people who are undergoing particular treatments (such as chemotherapy), healthy cuisine that maintains the taste; Hue, a beloved contestant from last season, will cook with her. Leonardo Colavito and the winner Edoardo Franco will also return from the Masterclass a year ago; then space for Kateryna Gryniukh, finalist of the seventh edition; Bruno Barbieri will take the stand to question Alida, the unforgettable competitor of the fifth Masterclass. Finally, the protagonists of one of the episodes will also be Kassandra and Niccolò, competing this year, who will cook a dish with the ingredients left over from the last test.

The commitment of the entire MasterChef Italia world to issues of environmental and social sustainability is renewed, promoting conscious and eco-sustainable consumption, respecting the environment and not wasting food resources. For years now, production has adopted a plastic-free and eco-friendly approach in all workplaces, all consumer products related to food (plates, glasses, cutlery, trays, napkins) are compostable and eco-sustainable in nature, and collaborates with Last Minute Market to recover the surpluses left unused during the recording of the episodes in favor of the non-profit organization “Opera Cardinal Ferrari” which manages a canteen for people in difficulty in Milan.

Furthermore, since last year, by perfecting the purchasing, disposal and recovery processes of products and implementing a management system for food waste, MasterChef Italia has obtained, for the first time in the world, the “Food Waste Management System” certification from Bureau Veritas, present globally and accredited by over 60 international bodies, world leader in offering verification, certification and audit services in the fields of Quality, Health and Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility. Furthermore, Bureau Veritas has also certified the correct application of the “Green Audiovisual” protocol which certifies the ability to manage environmental sustainability, reducing consumption and environmental impact, reducing transport, adopting correct disposal of waste and waste generated .

Sky Brand Solutions, a department of Sky Media, together with Endemol Shine Italy has brought new episodes of MasterChef Italia on board:

Whirlpool – Hotpoint, Finish, Amadori, Regina towels, Duchess Lia, Mutti, San Benedetto Mineral Water, Filippo Berio Oil, Molino Spadoni, Pizzoli, Melinda, Ubena spices, Zwilling Ballarini Italia, Siggi, De’Longhi, Rustichella D’Abruzzo, Kerrygold, Eurovo, Mazzetti l’Originale, Rizzoli Emanuelli, Certified Italian Mushroom, ALMA – The International School of Italian Cuisine, Gottardo spa, Riserva San Massimo.

RTL 102.5 is the program’s media partner.

The partnership with the publishing house Baldini+Castoldi is renewed, which will edit and publish the recipe book of the winner of MasterChef Italia.

MasterChef Italia is a Sky Original show produced by Endemol Shine Italy.

A program written by Luca Busso, with Laura Cristaldi, Laura Mariani, Davide D’Addato, Emanuele Morelli, Annalisa Failla, Costanza Danelon, Gabriele Lampugnani, Claudia Colombo, and with Silvia Bizzotto, Francesca Valenti, Francesca Mazzantini, Paola La Rosa, Maria Chiara Salvi, with the consultancy of Bruno Barbieri, Antonino Cannavacciuolo, Giorgio Locatelli. Director of photography Flavio Toffoli. Scenography Francesco Mari. The direction is by Umberto Spinazzola.

MasterChef is based on a format created by Franc Roddam in association with Ziji Productions. Executive Producer Franc Roddam and distributed by Banijay Group.

In 2017 MasterChef was crowned by Guinness World Records as the “most successful culinary TV format in the world”: more than 500 editions have been produced since the reboot in 2005, in 67 local versions, with over 300 million viewers and more than 10 thousand episodes broadcast around the world.


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