《美厨竞赛 澳大利亚版》是澳大利亚Ten电视台的一档真人秀节目，基于英国版《美厨竞赛》发展而来。食品评论家Matt Preston，大厨George Calombaris和Gary Mehigan担任节目的主持及裁判。(文：life_is_good@YDY)MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British version of MasterChef. It is produced by FremantleMedia Australia and screens on Network Ten. Food critic Matt Preston, chef George Calombaris, and restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan serve as the show's hosts and judges. The first season was presented by journalist Sarah Wilson; her role was dropped in subsequent seasons.The first episode aired on 27 April 2009, and the season one finale was broadcast on 19 July 2009. The first Australian MasterChef was Julie Goodwin, a 38 year old I.T. office manager.Season 2 of MasterChef Australia premiered on Monday April 19th, at 7.30pm. The second season will air through the week at 7.30, half an hour later than the successful timeslot of 7pm enjoyed by the show in Season 1. A celebrity spin-off, Celebrity MasterChef Australia, began airing from 30 September 2009. Another spin-off, Junior MasterChef Australia, is also expected to air in 2010.