Home cook JR Royol is the first “MasterChef Pinoy Edition” grand winner.
Royol won the TV reality cooking show on ABS-CBN after impressing 4 chef-judges and 2 guest-judges with his organic goose dish called “Chicken Bigorot.”
Carla Marcaida won second place with her “Tuna Adobo and Dilaw na Kanin.”
Third place went to Ivory Yat who cooked a “Palabok Finale.”
Myra Santos placed fourth.
The 4 chef-judges of “MasterChef Pinoy Edition” were Ferns Arcama, JP Anglo, and Chef Laudico, and Judy Ann Santos.
The 2 guest-judges were Kris Aquino and Richard Gomez.
During the live cook off, the remaining three home cooks were given 30 minutes to make their signature MasterChef dish.
In the end, Royol topped the competition with a score of 96.1 points.
Royol took home the P1 million cash prize, a culinary scholarship from the Center of Asian Culinary Studies, and a kitchen showcase from Fujidenzo.
Carla, Ivory, and Myra won P500,000, P300,000, and P200,000 respectively. They will also get a kitchen package and a scholarship at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies.