After sharing the screen for several seasons on MasterChef Mexico, two members of the popular reality show’s jury announced on February 20 their departure: Josera Castillo and Betty Vazquez.
The TV show has undergone various changes in recent years, especially its hosts and judges, from Annette Michel to chefs Benito Molina and Adrian Herrera.
In fact, Herrera’s departure was controversial, because after nine seasons of MasterChef Mexico it was discovered that he had been fired due to media reports rather than an official notice from the production.
Why did Betty Vazquez and Josera Castillo leave MasterChef?
The second season of Celebrity MasterChef collected 20 characters from the show and ended in December 2022 with the winner from YouTuber Ricardo Peralta; Said edition had a jury of Betty Vasquez, Jose Ramon and Pablo Albuern.
Via Twitter, Chef Betty on Monday posted a statement informing that she had already made up her mind since February 9 Not be part of Masterchef Mexicowho informed him in writing: “I have declared my gratitude for the time shared. I show my respect to TV Azteca and MasterChef México at 8 years, 11 seasons“.
On February 9, I communicated my decision in writing not to participate in this new phase of Master Chef Mexico.
I have declared my appreciation for the time shared.
My respect for TV Azteca and MasterChef Mexico has been evident in 8 years and 11 seasons. pic.twitter.com/RIpPKMcOCY
– Betty Vazquez / www.garzacanela.com (@chef_betty) February 20, 2023
In addition, he showed on Instagram the email he sent to Ricardo Salinas, Benjamin Salinas, Adrian Ortega, David Lemon, Ana Vega, and Jacqueline Host, appreciating the opportunity he had on the show:
“Today for personal reasons I say goodbye Thank you for your kindness, support and opportunity to grow and project… I retire with satisfaction for the work done, jersey and peace of mind that I gave my best… I very much wish a long life to Salinas Group, TV AZTECA and for this great project”.
On the same day, José RA Castillo announced his departure with a message in which he thanked the fans who supported him during his participation:
“After not receiving news of the new seasonNeither calendar nor planning, I’ve had to say goodbye to MasterChef Mexico. I’m having great lessons and friends with me… I’m excited about the new projects I have at the port and this isn’t goodbye but see you soon.”
Later, he dedicated a letter to Chef Betty: “I love you as a sister, you are the most loyal person, the best companion and Undoubtedly a best friend. Our path continues, and we still have a lot of history to write together.
Pablo Albuern, who joined the program last season, sent a message: “It has been an honor, pleasure and wonder to share this experience with you. You are a lesson in life for me, and from minute 1, family. We continue forward along more paths to walk and open doors.”
Where are the Betty Vazquez and Josera Castillo restaurants?
In addition to their participation in the MasterChef program, the judges have had their own gastronomic projects for several years.
Betty Vasquez I study at school Blue belt, in Paris, France, and since 2015 has been invited to be part of the MasterChef Mexico jury; He is Chef owner of the dolphin restaurantwhich is located inside the Hotel Garza Canela, in the port of San Blas, on the Riviera Nayarit.
while, Jose Ramon Castilloknown as JoséRa studied academically at the Ambrosía Culinary Centre, at the Gastronomie Francaise Ritz Escoffier School, in Paris, and at the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism of the University of Sant Paul de Mar, in Barcelona.
JoseRa was opened in 2006 Sweet shop Ma Bo!Described as a “high-end Mexican chocolate shop,” it has a branch in Polanco and another in Coyoacán, both in CDMX.
In addition, the project started in 2020 Mother’s bakeryspecializing in sourdough bread, where orders are placed through their social networks.