They're back! Meet the contestants of MasterChef Australia 2022: Foodies vs Faves

Will someone have a second shot at victory or will a newbie join the Hall of Fame?

By Tina Burke
Following on from the success of MasterChef Australia and Celebrity MasterChef – both of which saw familiar faces take to our screens in 2021 – the new season will have a "foodies vs favourites" theme in the New Year.
In 2022, MasterChef Australia: Foodies Vs Favourites will see the return of former contestants and winners like Julie Goodwin. The news was confirmed at the 10ViacomCBS Upfronts earlier this year in October.
Premiering around Easter, season 14 of MasterChef will bring together 12 favourites from former seasons and 12 fresh, aspiring chefs to face-off in the iconic kitchen.
Series judges Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen will be returning once again, with the enviable job of taste-testing each and every dish as it's plated up.
"We are back for another action-packed season of thrills, chills and kitchen spills." (Ten)
"We are back for another action-packed season of thrills, chills and kitchen spills," Melissa said. "We couldn't be more pumped! Add to that a handful of new MasterChef foodies going head-to-head with beloved characters from the MasterChef universe over the years… and then of course there's Julie Goodwin!
"If ever there was a time to feel connected through food, it's now: MasterChef Australia is the hit of nostalgia, inspiration and feel-good fun we need as a nation and Jock, Andy and I couldn't be more excited to serve up a generous and heartfelt serving to audiences in 2022."
While we'll have to wait for the official word on all 24 contestants from the network, there have already been a few exciting reveals as 10 announced four contestants (and a couple more were spotted rocking up to filming in Melbourne).
Scroll through to see who's on board for MasterChef Australia: Foodies vs Favourites 2022.