Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return to the MASTERCHEF judging panel.
After a nationwide search, only the best home cooks - including an archaeologist, a high school gym teacher, a former pro-football player and a firefighter - were flown to Los Angeles for a chance to prepare their signature dishes and present them to the judges.
The judges will taste for flavor, creativity and presentation.
But most importantly, in order to earn a coveted white apron and move to the next round, the home cooks must have an immense passion for food and be determined to win.
Then, the auditions continue as the judges critique the good and the bad and continue to winnow down the competition in the all-new "Auditions #1/Auditions #2" season premiere episode of MASTERCHEF.
Watch Monday, May 22 starting at 8 PM as Detroit's own Dahlia Abrams competes for a spot to win MASTERCHEF.