Claudia Sandoval Is the New MasterChef Latino Judge

Claudia Sandoval, the winner of Master Chef Season 6, is one of the three judges of the Spanish language version of the show.

Born and raised in San Diego from a Mexican family, Claudia Sandoval's life changed when she won the sixth season of MasterChef in 2015. She published a best-selling cooking book in 2016, titled Claudia's Cocina: a Taste of Mexico. She describes her culinary style as "a modern take on Mexican coastal cuisine", and she is one of the three judges of MasterChef Latino, airing on Telemundo for the first time.

"My hope for this season of MasterChef Latino is that we are able to harness the love that goes into Latino cooking and elevate it to the level of MasterChef," said Sandoval in an interview with Forbes. "Cooking and food are a universal language. Fans of MasterChef can watch this show using closed captioning and can learn about the diversity that is Latino cooking. So I’m excited for people to see Latino food as something more elevated than just tacos, burritos, and enchiladas."

The two-hour premiere of MasterChef Latino delivered strong ratings for Telemundo, making it the No. 1 Spanish-language program in primetime among all adults 18-34 with more than a million people tuning in on Sunday, January 14 from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen.

The show is hosted by Mexican actress Aracely Arámbula. The other two judges are chefs Benito Molina and Italian Ennio Carota, who have judged for MasterChef Mexico and MasterChef Chile respectively.

 

 

 

 

 


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