Pastry Chef Pooja Dhingra Joins MasterChef India as Newest Judge

With a growing interest in food and the quest to explore new every day, cooking reality shows play an important role. Captivating audiences with culinary artistry and thrilling challenges, the series have reached new heights. A famous reality show, MasterChef India since its inception in 2010, has captivated audiences worldwide with its culinary brilliance and intense cooking challenges. This esteemed reality television series has become a platform for aspiring chefs to showcase their culinary prowess and creativity. Recently, adding one more layer of expertise, renowned pastry chef Pooja Dhingra has stepped into the role of judge. With her innovative approach to desserts and profound culinary insight, a new dimension is added to the panel of judges among others.  

Sonyliv posted on X, “The incredible Chef Pooja Dhingra is about to grace the panel of MasterChef India Judges with her culinary genius.” With great enthusiasm about sharing the panel, she said, “MasterChef India is an incredible platform that celebrates the art of cooking as an ever-evolving journey, where each dish is a canvas, and every flavour is a brushstroke painting a unique story.” While the chef also posted a picture of other panellists, Chef Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar on her Instagram stories and said, “ sooo thrilled to work alongside legends! Excited (and nervous) for this journey”. As MasterChef India" continues to unearth hidden culinary gems, Pooja Dhingra's presence is set to elevate the competition to even greater heights. 

Chef Pooja, who made history as the first Indian to start a macaron boutique, appeared as a guest judge in the previous season. As the newest judge on MasterChef India, she will be joining the esteemed Chefs Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar. They would work together to mentor and encourage the 16 competitors who will soon go to work in the MasterChef kitchen, where they will compete to become the next MasterChef.  

According to sources, Pooja expressed excitement about joining MasterChef as the show's third judge, saying, "As someone who has been both an avid admirer and a guest judge on the show, this opportunity to now join MasterChef as the third judge feels truly momentous.” While she also added that she cannot wait to be on the show."