“MasterChef: Dessert Masters” is the latest competitive cooking format from Network 10.
The spinoff was revealed at the Upfronts of the network’s parent company Paramount ANZ on Thursday.
Like its parent program, the new show will be produced by Endemol Shine (a Banijay company) and be set in the MasterChef Australia Kitchen.
The show will pit 12 contestants against each other to take home a $100,000 prize.
Daniel Monaghan, senior VP at Paramount ANZ, said: “‘MasterChef Australia’ remains much loved by Australian audiences and we are thrilled to expand the brand in the sweetest way possible – with “MasterChef: Dessert Masters”.
“The new series will give pastry chefs a chance to take out the “MasterChef: Dessert Masters” title and we can’t wait to see what they create.”
Marty Benson, director of content at Endemol Shine Australia, added: “We are incredibly excited to bring this world-first, new addition to the MasterChef family to life for 10 in 2023.
“Watching Australia’s best dessert and pastry chefs compete in the MasterChef Kitchen in “MasterChef: Dessert Masters” will deliver some of the greatest sweet treats we have ever seen on Australian TV.”
At the Paramount Upfronts event, the company also revealed the original format “MasterChef” would return, but with fewer episodes this season.