"MasterChef": Contestant Dino with host/judge Gordon Ramsay and judge Joe Bastianich in the all-new "The Finale, Pt. 1/The Finale, Pt. 2" two-hour season finale episode airing Wednesday, Sept. 20 (8-10 p.m.) on FOX. Bastianich is returning to judge "MasterChef Junior." (Photo credit: Greg Gayne/FOX)
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:25 pm
Scheduled to air during the 2017-18 season on FOX
Award-winning restaurateur and author also featured on season 8 'MasterChef' finale
Former "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior" judge and award-winning restaurateur Joe Bastianich returns as a permanent judge on season six of "MasterChef Junior," airing during the 2017-18 season on FOX. Additionally, Bastianich joins chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez on the "MasterChef" season eight finale airing tonight (8-10 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Bastianich is a world-renowned restaurateur who co-owns 30 restaurants across the globe, including Michelin Star eatery Del Posto, Babbo, Osteria Mozza and Eataly in the Americas (co-partner). He also is an award-winning and best-selling author. Bastianich served as a judge on "MasterChef Junior" for its first three seasons, and on "MasterChef" for its first five seasons.