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MASTERCHEF and EatWith Enter Exclusive Partnership To Bring Fans Dining Experiences With Their Favorite MASTERCHEF Contestants And Winners

August 29, 2016 - EatWith, the company that brings chefs and foodies together one meal at a time and MASTERCHEF (Wednesdays, 8:00pm ET/PT, on FOX), America’s most-watched cooking competition, today announced a first of its kind partnership to offer foodies and fans alike the opportunity to dine with their favorite MASTERCHEF contestants and winners.

Over the next few months, former MASTERCHEF contestants including Claudia Sandoval, Luca Manfe will join the EatWith dining platform to host their own meals and events and bring the MASTERCHEF experience to the dining table.

“This exclusive partnership with EatWith provides an unprecedented experience for MASTERCHEF fans and people who love food to interact with and taste meals prepared by fan-favorite contestants,” said Tamaya Petteway, Senior Vice President, Brand and Licensing Partnerships, Endemol Shine North America. “With similar business platforms revolutionizing hospitality, EatWith is the ideal partner to launch this one-of-a kind culinary experience and entrepreneurial opportunity for our MASTERCHEF contestants.”

“The decision to partner with MASTERCHEF was inspired by a natural fit of our brands,” said Susan Kim, CEO EatWith. “We’re both dedicated to elevating home chefs across the country and offering a new alternative for consumers and chefs and offer experiences you can’t get in a restaurant.”

Launching Monday, Aug. 29, fans and foodies will be able to sign up for a MASTERCHEF EatWith dining experience hosted by their favorite contestants and winners from across the country including:

·         Luca Manfe, Season Four, Houston, TX
·         Cutter Brewer, Season Five, Houston TX
·         Christian Green, Season Five, New Orleans, LA
·         Francis Legge, Season Five, New York, NY
·         Claudia Sandoval, Season Six, San Francisco, CA
·         Shelly Flash, Season Six, New York, NY
·         Stephen Lee, Season Six, Palm Springs, CA
·         Olivia Crouppen, Season Six, Los Angeles, CA

In addition, some of this season’s contestants, including the top 9 home cooks, are already slated to roll out events as the show heads towards its exciting season finale episode on Sept. 14. Top 9 host and event pages will be unlocked on the EatWith site soon after the day they are eliminated from the show allowing fans the chance to continue engaging with some of their favorite contestants from this season. All events are subject to change.

Fans across the country will also have an exclusive opportunity to join in on the fun and EatWith the MASTERCHEF Season Seven Winner. Fans can enter for a chance to win an all-expense paid dinner for two with this season’s winner by sharing and tagging who their plus one to dinner would be on their Facebook or Twitter page. Go to EatWith's Facebook page for further details.

Find out more about how to attend an EatWith event at EatWith.com/MasterChef.

About Endemol Shine North America

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and now across all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (DirecTV), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC) and upcoming Hunted (CBS), Superhuman (FOX), The Almost Impossible Game Show (MTV), and I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime).

About EatWith
EatWith is changing the face of dining by introducing a new alternative for consumers and chefs. The platform has hundreds of chefs in nearly 200 cities and 43 countries and growing. EatWith enables chefs both classically trained and self taught to share their love of food and monetize their passion. Whether you’re exploring your town or traveling to a new city, EatWith is an easy way to access the underground food scene and connect with creative, open-minded and interesting people. To learn more visit www.EatWith.com.


Media Contacts:
EatWith – Tara Wagner / press@eatwith.com
MasterChef – Julie Holland / julie.holland@endemolshine.us

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