Here's What Really Happens To All The Food From MasterChef UK

If you are a fan of cooking shows, you have probably heard of "MasterChef," a hit show that has been so popular, it has managed to inspire several international editions, including in the U.S., U.K., Australia, India, and more. According to the show's official website, the hype is real: it is estimated that as many as 300 million fans around the world have watched the show.

According to BuzzFeed, a lot of hard work has gone into making the show what it is today. The entire team begins working as early as 7:30 a.m. and there are days when they're only able to wrap up by 11 p.m. Whew. Additionally, all the ingredients that the contestants need to ace their challenges is sourced by the show's producers themselves. And yes, there's a lot of food that's prepared on the show during the filming process. Thankfully, nothing is wasted or thrown away.

MasterChef UK's crew steps up whenever required

While the judges of "MasterChef UK," including Gregg Wallace and John Torode, do taste a lot of the dishes during filming, they are obviously not able to finish everything. But here's something interesting, as reported by BuzzFeed: Due to filming logistics, the judges don't always get to try the food when it's hot. In fact, the meals may turn cold before they are finally presented with the complete meals. There's a workaround for this and Wallace and Torode taste a lot of the dishes when the contestants are preparing them.

Also, don't worry — food is never wasted on the show. According to a piece by Heart, the crew members make sure that they polish off all the meals prepared on the show after they are done filming. There's a piece of bad news, though. This year, it's unlikely that they will be able to finish off the leftover food or get access to it thanks to the pandemic, as the show is being filmed with social distancing measures in place.