Stylish and clean, this three-column WordPress theme is ideal for bloggers and web-masters in need of a simple recipe and food theme. Designed to showcase meals and the fantastic recipes that create them, MasterChef is one of the best food WordPress themes of the last few years.
MasterChef uses a fairly simple navigation and layout system. The theme has a top bar with menus that extend downwards, allowing visitors to quickly access recipes and other content from the homepage. Rather than a traditional HTML5 slider, the homepage features a three-piece photo display for different dishes and recipes.
The rest of the homepage is split between two and three-column design, with food showcased in a three-part section in the bottom half of the page. A large bottom bar includes a form for users to submit their recipes, a social networking widget, and a summary of recent posts. The entire bottom bar is customizable and user-friendly.
Recipe content pages are available in four different layouts. A single-column page is available for recipe guides and full content pages. Two, three, and four-column page templates are available for ‘portfolio’ type pages containing pictures of dishes and categories of different recipes – baking, Italian food, and breakfasts, for example.
While MasterChef isn’t the most versatile theme on the market, it serves its purpose – to be a baking website template – very well. Whether you’re searching for a theme for your recipe blog or simply looking for a clean WordPress theme for home-based blogs, MasterChef is a very good choice.