Former MasterChef judge George Calombaris is returning to the screen to present a new food focused show that will premiere next week.

The Greek Australian chef makes a comeback after leaving the MasterChef family in 2019, in the midst of the much reported scandal involving the Fair Work Ombudsman, and then the collapse of his Made Establishment restaurant group.

Joining the Greek Australian celebrity chef in the six-part series is former MasterChef contestant Sarah Todd, who will help share the unique stories of traditions, generational cooking and modern innovation in Australia’s diverse culinary landscape.

Sarah Todd first appeared on MasterChef in 2014, finishing ninth, and went on to open three restaurants in India as well as releasing two cookbooks.

The TV project was filmed earlier this year, after which Calombaris revealed to the Sunday Herald Sun how much fun he had doing this show with Todd.

Sarah Todd added that both their cultural backgrounds and growing up in Australia, “shows how food can go beyond cultures and countries”, to bring people together.

Hungry will take viewers on a rich cultural journey, exploring the hosts’ favourite eateries growing up, Melbourne’s high-end restaurants and everyday Australians, creating delicious meals.

“Across six episodes, Sarah and I will navigate the ticking heart behind the Australian culinary scene as we delve into some of Melbourne’s most iconic food hotspots,” Calombaris wrote on his Instagram page announcing the new show.

The Greek Australian chef is one of the most recognised Australian culinary experts who draws inspiration from his Greek, Cypriot and Italian heritage.

Hungry airs on Channel 10 at 6.30pm on 26 November.