Stick a form in him and for goodness sake, hold the truffle oil: Joe Bastianich is done with MasterChef and spinoff MasterChef Junior.
The New York restaurateur and longtime judge of the FOX cooking competition has announced that he is leaving both reality shows in 2015. He has starred on both programs, which focus on home cooks, since they debuted.
"After several gratifying years as a judge on MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, I have decided not to return for a sixth season," Bastianich said on his Facebook page on Wednesday. "As co-owner and partner of the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, as well as Eataly throughout the Americas, I will be focusing my time and energies on their continued global expansion."