MasterChef Australia

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MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British version of MasterChef. Food critic Matt Preston, chef George Calombaris, and restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan serve as the show's hosts and judges.

Season 9

27 Episodes

The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from the invention test must cook off to avoid elimination in a pressure test set by the master of Mediterranean cuisine, Yotam Ottolenghi.
Jun 05 2017
Master of Mediterranean cuisine, Yotam Ottolenghi's mystery box challenge gives contestants 75 minutes to create a delicious dish to gain an advantage going into the invention test.
Jun 04 2017
Eight contestants now face elimination and must survive three rounds if they are to keep their food dream alive. Will one of the top contenders fail to impress the judges?
Jun 01 2017
Each team must serve two dishes in one of four market-friendly ways at the famous South Melbourne Market. The two teams that make the least amount of money will face off in an elimination challenge.
May 31 2017
The three best performers in the invention test battle it out for the chance to cook for an immunity pin. Will the amateur contestant have what it takes to out-cook a professional?
May 30 2017
The bottom three contestants from the invention test now cook off in a three hour pressure test set by 2016's Chef of the Year. Who will impress and who has cooked their last dish in the competition?
May 29 2017
Contestants have 75 minutes to create a delicious dish from the mystery box of traditional Thai ingredients to gain advantage in the invention test.
May 28 2017
The losing team from the greenhouse challenge now face elimination. The first three to fail the blind-fold taste test will have 75 minutes to prepare an impressive dish to stay in the competition.
May 25 2017
Contestants will be working in teams to build an edible art installation in a specially constructed greenhouse. With just 7 hours to impress the judges which team will be safe from elimination?
May 24 2017
The three best-performing contestants from the invention test compete for immunity. Each contestant has 90 minutes to create a dessert while the professional chefs will only have 75 minutes.
May 23 2017
The bottom three contestants from the invention test now face off in the pressure test elimination. The contestants have to recreate an ice cream float with helium-filled toffee balloon.
May 22 2017
Contestants have 90 minutes to create a delicious dessert from the mystery box ingredients however, only five dishes will be tasted and only three will move on to the immunity challenge.
May 21 2017
The losing team from the relay challenge now face elimination and the contestants have 90 minutes which they can use to buy ingredients. Who will be the next to leave the competition?
May 18 2017
The contestants are split into teams of four in a relay challenge as each member has 15 minutes to cook and only 45 seconds to hand over to the next cook in the relay.
May 17 2017
The three best performers from the invention test are now vying for a chance at immunity. Does the amateur cook have what it takes to out-cook the professional?
May 16 2017
The bottom three contestants from the invention test now face a pressure test to recreate Andy Bowdy's Rita cake to avoid elimination. Who will be the next to leave the competition?
May 15 2017
Contestants have 75 minutes to create a dish using ingredients from the mystery box with the winner gaining the advantage in the invention test.
May 14 2017
Episode Ten and MasterClass 1: The losing team from the Italian service challenge face elimination. Who will be the next to leave the competition? Plus, don't miss the first MasterClass of 2017 led by judges Gary, George and Matt.
May 11 2017
The contestants gather at Gradi, one of Melbourne's leading Italian restaurants before being split into two teams who must prepare four dishes for 250 hungry diners to avoid the elimination challenge.
May 10 2017
The top three contestants from the invention test now compete in creating a family meal for four in half-an-hour. The winner will then take on a professional chef for a chance at immunity.
May 09 2017
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from the invention test face off in the pressure test. To survive they must keep up with Gary Mehigan as he prepares his classic roast chicken.
May 08 2017
Each judge has placed three of their favourite ingredients into the mystery box and contestants will have 75 minutes to create a remarkable dish for a chance at immunity.
May 07 2017
Hidden Pairs Elimination Challenge Bottom 4 cooking of in the mystery pairs elimination challenge.
May 04 2017
Top 24 Mystery Box Challenge: Elena Duggan The top 24 contestants enter the kitchen for their first mystery box challenge.
May 04 2017
In the third and final round of the judge's auditions, six contestants are vying for the final apron, which will secure them a place in the top 24.
May 03 2017
After a record-breaking first-round cook that saw an extraordinary 20 aprons handed out, only four aprons remain. Who will have what it takes to impress the judges?
May 02 2017
The heat is on. A fresh group of home cooks from around the country will eagerly tackle challenges that will see one of them take home the title and $250,000.
May 01 2017

Season 8

63 Episodes

Grand Finale. Who will be crowned the winner of MasterChef Australia 2016? The finalists are competing for a $250,000 cash prize & a column in Australia's leading premium food magazine, Delicious.
Jul 26 2016
Grand Final Week. The final three contestants vie for a place in the Grand Finale in tonight's service challenge. Each contestant must prepare a main and a dessert for 20 guests plus the three judges.
Jul 25 2016
Grand Final Week. In today's Quarter Final mystery box challenge & invention test, contestants cook off for a place in the Semi Final using ingredients chosen by their loved ones.
Jul 24 2016
Masterclass. The final MasterClass of 2016 sees the return of the eliminated contestants. The shoe's on the other foot for George, Gary & Shannon who must cook a dish from ingredients from a special mystery box.
Jul 21 2016
Finals Week. The bottom 3 contestants from the Lake House challenge now face elimination & must impress the judges with a dish produced from the ingredients that they each cooked with to get into the competition.
Jul 20 2016
Finals Week. The Top Five contestants must cook five dishes from the menu of the Lake House in Daylesford under the guidance of legendary chef & owner, Alla Wolf-Tasker.
Jul 19 2016
Finals Week. The bottom three contestants from the invention test now face the elimination pressure test set by pastry chef & dessert specialist, Christy Tania.
Jul 18 2016
Finals Week. The top six contestants now face a mystery box challenge containing some of the hottest ingredients being used in the world right now. The winner will gain the advantage going into the invention test.
Jul 17 2016
Masterclass. The losing team from the Food Truck Challenge now face elimination. Under the mentorship of Curtis Stone, they must cook a dish that symbolises what they're going to do once the competition is over.
Jul 14 2016
California Week. Today the contestants are split into teams to run their very own food trucks at the world famous Santa Monica Pier. There is plenty at stake with the winning team guaranteed a place in finals week.
Jul 13 2016
California Week. Today four of the most impressive contestants are cooking for a guaranteed place in finals week at Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook Estate in the Napa Valley.
Jul 12 2016
California Week. Contestants must work in teams to recreate two of Dominque Creen's signature dishes. Dominque is a Michelin-starred chef & was recently voted the World's Best Female Chef.
Jul 11 2016
California Week. The MasterChef Australia competition travels to California for the week. With just a map in hand the contestants must track down today's mystery box ingredients from local San Francisco produce shops.
Jul 10 2016
The four members of the losing teams from the service challenge now face elimination. With so much at stake, which contestant will fail to impress the judges and be sent home from the competition?
Jul 07 2016
The remaining eight contestants are split into teams of two to cook a two-course meal inspired by quality Australian produce for 80 diners. The two least impressive teams will face elimination.
Jul 06 2016
The three best performers in the invention test must now impress the judges in Round One for a chance to cook off against a professional chef and gain immunity.
Jul 05 2016
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from last night's invention test face off in the pressure test. At the end of the cook, one of these contestants will be going home.
Jul 04 2016
The judges reveal that this week will be the toughest ever! In today's invention test contestants must choose between three of the hardest invention test dishes ever from previous seasons.
Jul 03 2016
Masterclass. The seven contestants who created the least impressive dishes during the pop-ups now face off to stay in the competition in the final Heston-inspired challenge. Plus, a special Heston Masterclass.
Jun 30 2016
Heston Week. Heston's restaurants are all about taking recipes from the past & giving them a modern twist. Four contestants must prepare a single course inspired by recipes from the past to avoid elimination.
Jun 29 2016
Heston Week. Tonight's challenge, Heston inspires the contestants to create a three-course dessert spread using only the food of the Gods: chocolate. The least impressive team will face the elimination challenge.
Jun 28 2016
Heston Week. For one day only, Melbourne's iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes become ice cream stands selling Heston-inspired ice creams & ice blocks. The least impressive team will face elimination.
Jun 27 2016
Heston Week. Heston Blumenthal returns to MasterChef Australia in the biggest week ever. In a world first, the top 10 contestants open four Heston inspired & supervised MasterChef Australia pop-ups in four days.
Jun 26 2016
The losing team from the gourmet cinema challenge are now cooking to save themselves from elimination. If they survive, they will make it into the top 10.
Jun 23 2016
In today's gourmet cinema team challenge, the judges reveal that the contestants must cater for 165 cinema goers at a very special cinema event - the screening of MasterChef Australia's Greatest Hits.
Jun 22 2016
The four contestants who impressed in the relay invention test cook for immunity. Does the winner of the first round have what it takes to out-cook guest chef Victor Liong from Lee Ho Fook?
Jun 21 2016
The losing team from the invention test relay challenge now face off in the pressure test. Contestants must recreate guest chef Flynn McGarry's signature dish to avoid elimination.
Jun 20 2016
Today's mystery box challenge contains eight of the ugliest ingredients ever seen. The contestants must impress the judges by creating a beautiful & delicious dish in only 60 minutes.
Jun 19 2016
The losing team from the Curtis Stone challenge now face elimination. Who will be leaving the MasterChef Australia kitchen?
Jun 16 2016
Guest chef Curtis Stone joins today's off-site team challenge. Each team must prepare a six-course degustation menu for 50 guests in only two and half hours to avoid the elimination challenge.
Jun 15 2016
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The judges reveal to the top 12 contestants that today there are some special guests joining them in the MasterChef Australia kitchen.
Jun 14 2016
The bottom three contestants from the invention test face off in the elimination pressure test. Contestants have just two hours to recreate two of guest chef Ross Lusted's signature dishes.
Jun 13 2016
Today's mystery box challenge has been set by guest chef Luke Nguyen, as contestants have 60 minutes to make an impressive dish. The winner will then gain the advantage going into the invention test.
Jun 12 2016
The losing team from the Chinese New Year challenge must now cook a dish determined by lucky dip. With 75 minutes on the clock, the contestant with the least impressive dish will be eliminated.
Jun 09 2016
Today's off-site team challenge marks the celebration of Chinese New Year joined by guest mentor, Kylie Kwong. Each team must prepare two set-price Asian street food dishes & sell them to the public.
Jun 08 2016
The three best performers from Maggie Beer's mystery box are now vying for immunity. The contestant who produces the best éclair in round one will then cook off against a professional chef.
Jun 07 2016
The bottom three contestants from the mystery box challenge face off in the elimination pressure test. Contestants have just three hours to recreate & 15 minutes to plate up Anna Polyviou's mess.
Jun 06 2016
The Queen of the Australian kitchen, Maggie Beer returns! The invention test winner will have the advantage going into the mystery box challenge when contestants have an hour to impress the judges.
Jun 05 2016
The losing Greek feast challenge team now face elimination. Contestants who fail the Round 1 blind taste test must then impress the judges with a dish using the ingredient they did not correctly name.
Jun 02 2016
Today's off-site challenge will take place at George Calombaris' Hellenic Republic restaurant. Split into two teams, each team must prepare a three course feast for 120 guests to avoid elimination.
Jun 01 2016
With immunity up for grabs, contestants will work in pairs to create a savoury & sweet jaffle in 45 minutes. The winning pair will then need to out cook professional chefs to secure an immunity pin.
May 31 2016
The bottom three from the invention test now face the elimination pressure test. Contestants have just over 3 hours to recreate UK chef Jason Atherton's quail afternoon tea dish to avoid elimination.
May 30 2016
The contestants have 60 minutes to create a dish using the ingredients in the mystery box. The winner will cook off for a chance at immunity and the bottom three will face the elimination pressure test.
May 29 2016
The losing fete challenge team now face elimination. Contestants must correctly name cakes, fail to do so and they will need to impress the judges with a cake of their own to stay in the competition.
May 26 2016
Split into three teams, each team must prepare one savoury dish and two sweet dishes to sell at a fete held in honour of Nigella Lawson with all proceeds donated to the Royal Children's Hospital.
May 25 2016
Matt Preston and Nigella Lawson arrive at the contestant house in the middle of the night as the three best from Nigella's invention test are asked to create a midnight snack for a chance at immunity.
May 24 2016
The bottom three from Nigella's invention test face elimination in what might be the toughest pressure test ever, as contestants have just one hour to recreate Nigella's three-course meal.
May 23 2016
It's Nigella Lawson Week. Contestants have 75 minutes to create a delicious dish based on Nigella's divine indulgences. The top three will have a chance at immunity while the bottom three face elimination.
May 22 2016
The losing team from the service challenge now faces elimination as the contestants create a dish without any cooking. The bottom three will then cook-off to avoid elimination from the competition.
May 19 2016
In this service challenge, the contestants are split into two teams. Each team must cook a three-course meal for 30 people replicating dishes from two celebrated Melbourne restaurants.
May 18 2016
The three best performers in the invention test must create a dish using popcorn as the core ingredient. The winner will then need to out-cook the professional guest chef for immunity.
May 17 2016
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from last nights the invention test face off in the pressure test. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
May 16 2016
This mystery box challenge has been chosen by the viewers. Contestants have 75 minutes to create a dish using at least one ingredient chosen by the viewers.
May 15 2016
The contestants from the losing pub lunch challenge team must correctly name an ingredient to avoid the elimination cook-off challenge, as the contestant with the least impressive dish will go home.
May 12 2016
This challenge is all about the pub lunch. The contestants are split into two teams and must cook three courses for 70 people with Marco Pierre White running the pass.
May 11 2016
The top three contestants from the invention test must make a filled pasta with a matching sauce. The winner will then enter a cook off for immunity against guest chef, Jake Kellie.
May 10 2016
It takes 20 ovens, miles of stainless steel, an arsenal of appliances and knives that chop, cut, slice and dice, to discover the best amateur chef in Australia. Tasks include mystery boxes, celebrity chef challenges, masterclasses and off-site challenges. The usual elimination format applies. MasterChef experts are George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston.
May 09 2016
The hopeful chefs suit up and show up for Marco Pierre White Week. With 75 minutes ticking away, they use the ingredients from Marco's mystery box of ingredients.
May 08 2016
In the first elimination challenge, three contestants choose a cloche containing a single ingredient to be used in a dish for the judges. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
May 05 2016
2015's Masterchef, Billie McKay, knows exactly what this crop of aspirants are going through. Do you reckon she'll go easy on them when she picks the ingredients of the First Mystery Box?
May 04 2016
With the Final Round of the Judge's Audition comes the First Pressure Test, which involves a Shannon Bennett Chocolate Bar.
May 03 2016
In the second judges' auditions our amateur cooks are given one hour to cook their best dish. To receive an apron, the contestants must receive a yes from all three judges.
May 02 2016
MasterChef Australia returns with the best group of home cooks the competition has ever seen. In the first of three judges' auditions, our amateur cooks are given one hour to cook their best dish.
May 01 2016

Season 7

62 Episodes

Tune in as the winner of MasterChef Australia 2015 will be crowned. The finalists are competing for a $250,000 prize, a monthly column in Australia's leading premium food magazine 'Delicious' + more!
Jul 27 2015
The stakes are high as the three remaining contestants fight it out for the two places in the finale. One contestant will cook their last dish in the MasterChef Australia kitchen.
Jul 26 2015
While one contestant has safely made it through to the semi-final, the remaining three are fighting it out to stay in the competition in a pressure test that will stretch them to their limits.
Jul 23 2015
The judges reveal to the contestants that they will be running service in The Press Club, and will be cooking a four-course meal for 35 of the finest chefs and restaurateurs in the country.
Jul 22 2015
In this challenge the contestants can choose their own cuisine and whether it's sweet or savoury, however they must decide on the cooking time together.
Jul 21 2015
The three contestants from the invention test will cook off in a pressure test, at the end of which, one more contestant will be going home.
Jul 20 2015
It's finals week in the kitchen, the top five contestants enter the kitchen to face the last mystery box challenge.
Jul 19 2015
The judges reveal that for the elimination challenge, the contestants need to draw on childhood memories as an inspiration for their dish.
Jul 16 2015
This episodes French challenge splits the contestants into two teams and will be responsible for every aspect of the restaurant: planning the menu, creating dishes with no recipes and much more.
Jul 15 2015
The best performing contestants from Marco Pierre White's service challenge have the chance to cook for immunity. It is the last immunity pin up for grabs before finals week.
Jul 14 2015
With no recipe and no clock, three contestants must cook along with Marco Pierre White. He will cook a classic dish and they must cook at the same time and the same pace.
Jul 13 2015
As promised, Marco Pierre White has returned to see how far the contestants have come and to push them to step up going into finals week.
Jul 12 2015
The contestants facing elimination will take part in a time auction. Each contestant begins with 100 minutes to bid for items in three categories. The more they spend the less time they have to cook.
Jul 09 2015
In the off-site team challenge, the judges reveal the contestants will be preparing a seven-course degustation menu for 40 diners at Circa: The Prince.
Jul 08 2015
In an immunity challenge like no other, the two contestants will cook off against two professional chefs in the second round. Do the home cooks have what it takes to out-cook the professionals?
Jul 07 2015
In what promises to be one of the toughest pressure tests yet seen in the MasterChef Australia kitchen, the bottom four contestants from the invention test must cook off to survive in the competition.
Jul 06 2015
The top eight contestants will take a trip down memory lane as they discover that this week's mystery box challenge is one they have faced before.
Jul 05 2015
The judges reveal that the challenge is all about fish, and who better to help guide the contestants through the cook than much-loved chef Rick Stein, the 'Codfather' himself.
Jul 02 2015
The contestants will take part in a barbecue battle in the MasterChef Australia garden for the team challenge. Special guest, Andy Groneman, will be there to guide them.
Jul 01 2015
In a battle for immunity, the contestants have 30 minutes to create a dish that showcases batter. However, the pantry and garden are off limits, so they must work with the staple ingredients...
Jun 30 2015
The pressure test has been set by guest chef Janice Wong from 2am Dessert Bar in Singapore.The contestants have two hours and 15 minutes to recreate her intricate dessert, the cassis plum.
Jun 29 2015
In the invention test, the winner of the mystery box challenge will get to decide on the pantry items, the cuisine and the cook time for every contestant.
Jun 28 2015
The five members of the losing team from yesterday's afternoon tea challenge enter the MasterChef Australia kitchen in what promises to be one of the most dramatic episodes of the season.
Jun 25 2015
In the team challenge, contestants are split into two teams to prepare afternoon tea for 100 guests at Melbourne's The Hotel Windsor.
Jun 24 2015
Today the three contestants who impressed in Heston Blumenthal's invention test cook for immunity. Does the amateur cook have what it takes to out-cook the professional?
Jun 23 2015
The judges reveal that the pressure test has been set by celebrated chef Guillaume Brahimi, the contestants have two and a half hours to recreate Guillaume's elaborate jewel of the sea dish.
Jun 22 2015
Today's mystery box challenge has been set by the great Heston Blumenthal. The contestants have 60 minutes to create a dish using at least one ingredient chosen by Heston.
Jun 21 2015
Power Week. The elimination challenge will take place over two rounds. Firstly, the contestants perform a blind taste test and then must create a dish using only the ingredients they have correctly named.
Jun 18 2015
Split into two teams, the contestants will be taking over two popular Melbourne restaurants: Tokyo Tina and Saigon Sally. The losing team will go into tomorrow's elimination challenge.
Jun 17 2015
In an immunity challenge with a twist, the four best performing cooks from the invention test have a chance to fight it out for guaranteed immunity and the power apron.
Jun 16 2015
The contestants with the three least impressive dishes from the invention test face off in the pressure test. The contestant whose dish least impresses the judges will be eliminated.
Jun 15 2015
It's power apron week on MasterChef Australia. Whoever holds the apron will have an extra advantage in the upcoming challenges. There are four chances to win and wear it across the week.
Jun 14 2015
The losing contestants from the team challenge are cooking to stay in the competition. They enter the MasterChef Australia kitchen to find mystery boxes on their benches.
Jun 11 2015
The contestants arrive at Pizzini Wines in north-eastern Victoria's beautiful King Valley. Divided into two teams, each is set the challenge to cook a three-course Italian feast.
Jun 10 2015
The contestant cooking for immunity must face off against Nick Holloway, from Nu Nu Restaurant in Palm Cove, Queensland. Has the amateur cook got what it takes to out-perform one of the best...
Jun 09 2015
In a pressure test like no other, the losing team face off in one of the toughest challenges which has been set by one of the world's greatest chefs, Marcus Wareing.
Jun 08 2015
In this mystery box challenge, the contestants learn that each ingredient costs $1 or less and are given 60 minutes to create a dish using at least one ingredient.
Jun 07 2015
The eight members of the losing team from the Mexican challenge are facing elimination. With 90 minutes on the clock and an open pantry, the contestants must re-invent a classic French dish.
Jun 04 2015
This episodes challenge is to cook Mexican street food for a huge crowd of 500 guests, with three and a half hours to prepare and ninety minutes to serve as many people as possible.
Jun 03 2015
The three best performers in the invention test are vying for immunity. The winner of round one will cook off against season two runner-up Callum Hann.
Jun 02 2015
The three contestants in this episodes pressure test see former season four contestant Kylie Millar enter the kitchen. Plus, we say goodbye as one contestant will cook their last dish.
Jun 01 2015
The judges tell the 17 contestants to realise their food dreams. Plus, past contestants return to showcase their skills.
May 31 2015
The losing team of nine cooks face off in the elimination challenge and the contestant with the least impressive dish in round three will leave the kitchen.
May 28 2015
In an off-site team challenge, the contestants will be taking over the bakery at Melbourne's iconic Abbotsford Convent.
May 27 2015
With guest mentor Shannon Bennett leading today's challenge, has our amateur MasterChef cook got what it takes to out-perform one of the best?
May 26 2015
The judges reveal that today's pressure test has been set by a rising star in the dessert world, guest chef Anna. The contestant with the least impressive dish will leave the competition.
May 25 2015
In a very special episode, the Queen of the Australian kitchen, Maggie Beer returns to the MasterChef Australia kitchen as the 19 contestants face another mystery box challenge.
May 24 2015
In tonight's elimination, contestants must prepare a single dish plated into five identical serves, one for each of the four judges and one for the cook who will have the honour of dining with the judges. Closing out the episode with Marco Pierre White is the first MasterClass of the season. The contestants are joined by our judges at the picturesque Burnham Beeches.
May 21 2015
In today's challenge, the contestants are split into four teams, with each team cooking in a relay. All five members of the team with the least impressive dish will go into tomorrow's elimination.
May 20 2015
The three best performers in the invention test are vying for immunity. Marco Pierre White sets them a 30 minute challenge with unlimited pantry access.
May 19 2015
The three contestants with the least impressive dish from the previous invention test face off in the pressure test. At the end of the challenge, one of these contestants will be going home.
May 18 2015
The contestants arrive at the MasterChef Australia kitchen to find Marco Pierre White there to greet them. Today's mystery box challenge is all about the five fundamental tastes in the human palate.
May 17 2015
The losing team from yesterday's challenge must cook-off to keep their place in the competition. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be eliminated from MasterChef Australia.
May 14 2015
The remaining 22 contestants must team up and cook a two-course meal, a main and a dessert, for 120 guests made up of serving Army personnel, Legacy guests and their families.
May 13 2015
Today the three best-performing contestants in the invention test will compete for immunity. The judges reveal that each contestant must first cook a sweet or savoury dish using a jaffle iron.
May 12 2015
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from the previous invention test face off in the pressure test. One contestant will cook their last dish in the MasterChef Australia kitchen.
May 11 2015
The mystery box is revealed as today's challenge. It is their chance to show the judges what they are made of and the winning dish will gain an advantage going into the invention test.
May 10 2015
In today's very fishy challenge, the eight contestants from the losing team in yesterday's task must face off to stay in the competition.
May 08 2015
The contestants must break into three teams and battle it out in the first team challenge.
May 07 2015
The Top 24 contestants enter the MasterChef Australia kitchen for their first mystery box challenge.
May 07 2015
In their first challenge, the contestants have 75 minutes to make a savoury dish in order to secure themselves a spot in the Top 24. Which contestants will claim the last remaining aprons?
May 06 2015
Season Premiere. With the culinary bar set high in 2014, the heat will be on as MasterChef Australia returns for 2015. Home cooks from around the country begin the battle for the title of Australia's next MasterChef.
May 05 2015

Season 6

60 Episodes

The massive finale will be played out in a culinary duel over three rounds with the chance to win $250,000 and prizes to change their lives forever. Who will be Australia's MasterChef for 2014?
Jul 28 2014
The stakes are high as the three remaining contestants fight for a place in the finale. Will your favourite amateur cook make it through to the final two?
Jul 27 2014
Three contestants must cook off in an elimination pressure test with one leaving forever. Also, the contestants sit the final MasterClass, joined by special guest chefs Curtis Stone and Kylie Kwong.
Jul 24 2014
With one contestant already through to the semi-final, the remaining three contestants compete in a service challenge at the three-hatted Vue de Monde restaurant in Melbourne.
Jul 23 2014
The top four contestants must cook off in a duel challenge over three rounds. There's a great deal at stake as the winner of the third round will secure a place in the semi-final.
Jul 22 2014
In an emotional invention test, the remaining five contestants are surprised to learn that there are no rules or restraints: they can cook whatever they choose with full access to the pantry.
Jul 21 2014
The contestants open their mystery boxes and find ingredients chosen by their loved ones. They now have 45 minutes to cook something spectacular using those ingredients.
Jul 20 2014
Four contestants face off in a sudden death elimination challenge? and then an incredible Masterclass from Heston.
Jul 17 2014
The contestants must make a dish inspired by the five senses. Each cook has to include taste and the remaining senses are allocated between the contestants to include in their dish.
Jul 16 2014
In the off-site challenge, Heston sets the task for the five contestants cooking. They must pimp the menu of a local Melbourne pub and run the service for 120 customers, with Heston at the helm.
Jul 15 2014
The contestants must cook one of Heston's dishes: beetroot risotto. With no recipe, they must keep up with Heston as he cooks the dish in front of them, but they must finish cooking at the same time.
Jul 14 2014
To the contestant's surprise, chef Heston Blumenthal will be heading up the challenges, starting with the first challenge and the Invention test.
Jul 13 2014
The two losing teams from the team challenge must replicate a signature dish by chef Dave Verhuel without a recipe. The least impressive dish will be eliminated from the competition.
Jul 10 2014
In an Asian cuisine challenge, the contestants, in four teams must cook an Asian dish for 200 hungry fans who have the power to decide on their favourite dishes.
Jul 09 2014
The contestants vying for immunity must identify 12 cuts of a cow. The contestant that names all 12 correctly will go up against professional chef, John Lawson. Can they out-cook a professional?
Jul 08 2014
In the Pressure Test, the contestants must make four of Nick Palumbo's classic choc-top ice creams from scratch. The least impressive dish will leave the competition forever.
Jul 07 2014
With the same six items in each contestant's mystery box, they all must barter with each other to get a variety of ingredients. Which three contestants will battle it out for immunity?
Jul 06 2014
In a Mexican-themed elimination challenge, the five remaining contests will face-off to avoid elimination. However, the power apron contestant will play a vital role on who will be staying...
Jul 03 2014
In the service challenge, the contestants are split into two teams to cook a banquet for 20 food producers. The power apron contestant gets to choose their team members for the challenge.
Jul 02 2014
In the immunity challenge the contestant with the power apron will compete for a chance at immunity. But will the power apron help the contestant get one over the professional chef?
Jul 01 2014
In one of the most difficult pressure tests yet, the three contestants must battle it out to stay in the competition. However, the power apron plays a role yet again and one cook will say goodbye.
Jun 30 2014
It's power apron week and the contestant holding the apron will have a big advantage in the Mystery Box challenge and the Invention test. Which three contestants will face-off for elimination?
Jun 29 2014
In an intense Mystery Box challenge, the winning team from the service challenge play off for the power apron, which will mean they control every challenge played out next week.
Jun 26 2014
Guest chef Curtis Stone leads the service challenge at the Starlight Children's Foundation charity lunch. The contestants are split in two teams and must raise the most money for the charity.
Jun 25 2014
We are down to the Top Ten contestants; but this challenge will present the biggest shock in the competition so far. Only the most courageous will win.
Jun 24 2014
In the Pressure Test Challenge, the contestants must work with chef and host of MasterChef India, Vikas Khanna. The least impressive dish will leave the competition.
Jun 23 2014
The contestants enter the MasterChef Australia kitchen to find two mystery boxes, but this week these two boxes will turn the competition on its head.
Jun 22 2014
Each contestant has one hour to cook a risotto, but to impress they must take this popular dish to another level. The contestant with the least impressive dish will leave the kitchen.
Jun 19 2014
The off-site challenge sees the contestants split into two teams to cook a three-course, British-inspired menu for 120 diners at Taxi Kitchen, in Melbourne's Federation Square.
Jun 18 2014
The contestant cooking for immunity must match skills with Donovan Cooke from the renowned Melbourne restaurant Atlantic. Have they got what it takes to take down a professional?
Jun 17 2014
Marco Pierre White sets the pressure test challenge from his iconic cookbook, White Heat. Emotions run high when one contestant is sent packing forever.
Jun 16 2014
The contestants are stunned to find the Godfather of modern cooking, Marco Pierre White, waiting for them. The winner of Marco's mystery box challenge gets to choose the core ingredient in the invention test.
Jun 15 2014
In a two-round elimination challenge the losing team from the off-site challenge go head-to-head to keep their place in the competition. Which amateur cook will say goodbye forever?
Jun 12 2014
Love is in the air as the contestants arrive at Melbourne's prestigious Ascot House to celebrate a diamond jubilee wedding anniversary with no food. That's where the contestants come in.
Jun 11 2014
The three best performers in the invention test are vying for immunity. However, they must produce a dish using either a blow torch, a smoking gun or a cream whip dispenser.
Jun 10 2014
In a pressure test like no other, internationally acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa sets a challenge for the losing team from the invention test in one of the toughest cooks yet.
Jun 09 2014
In the invention test, each team has to produce one sweet and one savoury dish using chocolate, showing their versatility. The team that impresses the judges the most will win a chance at immunity.
Jun 08 2014
The losing team from the off-site challenge will compete in a time-auction elimination challenge and one contestant's dream will be over. Also, we end with a sweet Masterclass that's all about dessert.
Jun 05 2014
The contestants arrive at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market and are tasked to work in teams at four different stalls. The team with the lowest profit will face off in the elimination challenge.
Jun 04 2014
With immunity up for grabs the three contestants battle it out with cheese. Who will get the chance to cook for immunity and go up against celebrated chef Matt Stone?
Jun 03 2014
In an intense pressure test, the three contestants must recreate a dish made by the co-head chefs from leading Melbourne restaurant Saint Crispin. Who will be safe from elimination?
Jun 02 2014
The contestants enter the kitchen for another Mystery Box challenge, but there's a twist...The top three dishes will compete for immunity while the bottom three will face elimination.
Jun 01 2014
The contestants from the losing team compete in a blind taste test. They must taste a mystery dish while blindfolded then recreate the dish. The worst dish will be hanging up the apron forever.
May 29 2014
The contestants are tasked to create a four-course dessert menu, with each team needing to prepare 10 serves of each dessert to the judges. Which team will go head to head in the elimination?
May 28 2014
The contestant playing for immunity must cook off against Benjamin Cooper from leading restaurant, Chin Chin, even with a 15-minute head start, have they got what it takes to out-cook a professional?
May 27 2014
The bottom three contestants from the invention test face off in a pressure test where they have three hours to replicate a complex dessert. The worst dish will be eliminated from the competition.
May 26 2014
A mystery box challenge quickly becomes a nightmare for some; while an invention test goes like a dream for others.
May 25 2014
The losing team from the latest challenge now face off over three rounds. By the end of round three, one of the 10 contestants will be eliminated from the competition.
May 22 2014
In this challenge it's all about strategy, memory, communication, pace and teamwork as the contestants are split into two teams. However, as always, there's a twist.
May 21 2014
The three best performing contestants in the Invention Test get to compete for immunity. Competing against chefs Ollie Gould and Kylie Kwong, who has what it takes to win the immunity?
May 20 2014
The bottom three contestants from the Invention Test face off in the Pressure Test. Who will be hanging up their apron and leaving the MasterChef kitchen for the last time?
May 19 2014
In a special episode, the queen of the Australian kitchen, Maggie Beer, returns to the kitchen for the Mystery Box challenge. Who will impress the judges in the challenge?
May 18 2014
The losing team from last night's challenge are all facing elimination and have to plan three dishes from one snapper. In an unexpected twist, one contestant takes the biggest risk in the history of MasterChef Australia. Will it pay off?
May 14 2014
In the season's first off-site challenge, the contestants split into two teams for a lunch service challenge at two popular St Kilda restaurants. The team with the most money in the till at the end of the challenge wins.
May 13 2014
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from the invention test face off in the pressure test. They are given the challenge of re-creating guest chef Shannon Bennett's fillet of beef with a bone marrow crust.
May 12 2014
The 21 contestants enter the kitchen to find a mystery box at their bench. They have one hour to cook a dish using at least one of the ingredients.
May 11 2014
In tonight's elimination episode, 21 contestants face elimination for the first time with a three-round challenge. The contestants are given just 30 minutes to cook a perfect Chinese fried rice. Who will be the first contestant to go?
May 08 2014
The top 24 contestants enter the MasterChef Australia kitchen for the very first time. First up tonight, the contestants face the classic mystery box challenge, but there's a surprise in store.
May 07 2014
Just 10 aprons remain for the 18 remaining aspiring home cooks.The contestants are put through their paces in a core skills invention test, then, contestants must recreate George Calombaris' superb lemon lime and bitters dessert.
May 06 2014
MasterChef Australia returns with the best group of home cooks the competition has ever seen. In the first episode, our potential contestants are given one hour to cook their best dish and secure their spot in the top 24.
May 05 2014

Season 5

65 Episodes

The finalists battle it out to secure the $100,000 cash prize, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a cookbook deal with New Holland and access to Australia’s best kitchens.
Sep 01 2013
All of the contestants from this year's competition return to take part in the last Masterclass of the season. The tables are turned though as they set a mystery box challenge for George and Gary.
Aug 29 2013
The hopefuls battle it out in a culinary duel over three different rounds. In eachround, they have just thirty minutes and an open pantry to try and come up with their winning dishes. At the end of the show there is another elimination.
Aug 28 2013
The four hopefuls left in the running arrive at Donovan Cooke’s restaurant, The Atlantic. Each of them have to create a two course meal chosen by Donovan for some VIP Atlantic customers.
Aug 27 2013
The five contestants are matched with a chef that has a style and expertise to match their culinary ambitions in the latest elimination challenge.
Aug 26 2013
The latest mystery box challenge sees the contestants being given 10 ingredients, five chosen by the contestants and the other five chosen by the judges. They then have just sixty minutes to create a delicious meal.
Aug 25 2013
Annie Smithers and John Reid are with the top five contestants & the judges, to create some great regional country produce.
Aug 22 2013
The contestants facing elimination have to try and replicate Darren Purchase’s, raspberry rhubarb ginger chocolate dessert.
Aug 21 2013
The final six contestants pay a visit to Josie Bones, a restaurant owned by Chris Badenoch, who was a former Masterchef contestant. They are split into teams and have to create three dishes to serve to Chris' customers with the worst team having to face the next elimination challenge.
Aug 20 2013
Those facing elimination need to create cook a plate of food that demonstrates their food dream.
Aug 19 2013
The seven remaining contestants begin to realise that their food dreams are a real possibility. The service challenge sees them having to create dinner for some very surprise guests.
Aug 18 2013
The two lucky contestants who won Sunday night’s challenge are flown first class to Paris where Matt Preston shows them some of his favourite places to eat.
Aug 15 2013
The contestants find themselves standing in front of the Qantas World Map of Food. They then have to create dishes from various regions of the world.
Aug 14 2013
The contestants are split into two teams and have to create a lunchtime menu for city based office workers in Melbourne composed of dishes from either Mexico or China.
Aug 13 2013
The 6 losing contestants from yesterday’s challenge are put in charge of the Ossiano kitchen at The Palms Hotel Atlantis, where they have to create dinner for 50 VIP Atlantis guests as well as Ossiano Vice President, Mark Patten.
Aug 12 2013
The remaining eight contestants are flown to Dubai and split into four teams of two the contestants to face a challenge that sees them shop in the local Souk Markets and then create a banquet to 36 VIP's.
Aug 11 2013
Heston offers a masterclass on how to create perfect scrambled eggs. He also creates a roasted leg of lamb with anchovies and rosemary and demonstrates how to carve for maximum flavour.
Aug 08 2013
The contestants from the losing team batle it out in today’s elimination challenge.
Aug 07 2013
The teams have two and a half hours to create a Heston-esque medieval feast for ten noble knights and the judges.
Aug 06 2013
The three winning contestants are given just 90 minutes to cook either an entrée, main or dessert while Heston has to cook all three courses in the same time. There is a twist in the challenge though.
Aug 05 2013
The judges are joined by Heston Blumenthal and the contestants have two hours to recreate Heston’s royal jubilee trifle as they battle it out to win immunity.
Aug 04 2013
Kirsten Tibballs shows how to make an indulgent chocolate dessert perfect perfect for sharing. Gary creates a gorgeous dessert to tempt your loved one.
Aug 01 2013
The five contestants facing elimination this weekhave to create their own breakfast dish and then serve it in just an hour to 100 hungry customers.
Jul 31 2013
The top 10 are split into two teams and given the challenge of creating a main dish and a dessert for 25 couples.
Jul 30 2013
The ingredient in this week's pressure test is chocolate. The bottom three from yesterday's challenge have to recreate Kirsten Tibballs’ louros cake.
Jul 29 2013
Love week gets underway and starts with a mystery box challenge. The remaining hopefuls get to fill their own boxes with ingredients of their choice but there is a twist!
Jul 28 2013
Matt goes back to basics as he creates a homemade tartare sauce. Gary uses some fresh local produce to create a dish for some local lifesavers.
Jul 25 2013
With just four pairs left vying for an elimination pin and in an invention test each couple has to create a sweet and a savoury dish.
Jul 24 2013
The remaining pairs in the immunity challenge have to recreate Nick Palumbo’s black forest ice-cream cake, in a relay style event.
Jul 23 2013
The pairs in the immunity challenge are given free rein to create whatever they like but they must make two identical dishes
Jul 22 2013
Only 10 hopefuls remain in the running and with an immunity pin up for grabs, the tension in the kitchen is running high.
Jul 21 2013
Gary attempts to prove that fast food can be healthy as he creates Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with peanut dipping sauce.
Jul 18 2013
Daniel Wilson offers his 'perfect hotdog'. The contestants facing elimination have to recreate the hotdog and David will join the judges to decide who will be eliminated.
Jul 17 2013
The remaining contestants travel to Red Hill Estate on the Mornington Peninsula where they have to create club sandwiches for 50 car club fans.
Jul 16 2013
The elimination challenge sees the contestants having to bid against each other for the items they want to cook with in an auction, and instead of money, they’ll bid with minutes.
Jul 15 2013
Fast Food Week gets underway and in the mystery box challenge the twelve remaining contestants are split in four teams, each having to create their own creation of the burger, fried chicken and kebab. They have to face the clock though as time is limited.
Jul 14 2013
Paul Wilson creates a traditional Mexican mole with lamb cutlets. The judges pit their skills against one another in creating a chocolate mousse.
Jul 11 2013
The losing team from the Seven Deadly Sins challenge battle it out to try and save themselves from elimination.
Jul 10 2013
The remaining hopefuls are divided into two teams, and they have to prepare a banquet for 70 diners using ingredients that represent the different Seven Deadly Sins.
Jul 09 2013
Four contestants face the elimination challenge and are joined Ian Curley. The two of them who create the two worst dishes then have to battle it out in round two and one of them will be eliminated from the competition.
Jul 08 2013
This week's Mystery box challenge pushes the remaining 14 contestants to their limits.
Jul 07 2013
In tonight’s MasterClass, Brendan Pratt cooks slow roasted lamb shoulder with croquettes.
Jul 04 2013
During the the Wild West Week elimination challenge, three contestants battle it out at Matt Stone’s restaurant, The Green House.
Jul 03 2013
The contestants travel to Kylagh Station in York where they have to create lunch for 20 hungry stockmen and women on limited supplies.
Jul 02 2013
The team which won yesterday’s Wild West Challenge battle are out for immunity tonight, or so they believe. After they show up at the Guillaume bistro there is a twist in the challenge.
Jul 01 2013
The top 15 find themselves having to to on Wild West Week in Western Australia. They are in Fremantle where they are divided into two teams. They head offshore to catch their own dinner.
Jun 30 2013
Antonio Carluccio creates Handkerchief pasta with Ligurian Pesto whilst Gary shows how to make the perfect carbonara.
Jun 27 2013
The team that lost yesterday's pizzeria challenge battle it out in the kitchen but there ends up being a twist.
Jun 26 2013
The 18 remaining contestants are put into two teams for a supreme Battle of the Pizzas. Each of the teams needs to come up with a menu of four pizzas to feed 150 hungry diners.
Jun 25 2013
The contestants are given 60 minutes to make a dish from memory. The contestant with the worst dish will be eliminated from the competition.
Jun 24 2013
It's Italian Week and the remaining contestants are split into four teams and given a dish to create and sell to the public from a stall.
Jun 23 2013
Masterchef Australia: Masterclass 3 Tonight's MasterClass sees the contestants being joined by Stephanie Alexander and along with Matt Preston, they make a spinach & potato torte.
Jun 20 2013
The losing team from the Tuck Shop Challenge faces elimination today. The challenge takes part in two parts which will leave the contestants scared.
Jun 19 2013
The contestants make their way to Penleigh and Essendon High School where Gary introduces two very special guests who were previous students at the school. The challenge today sees the contestants having to feed 450 starving pupils.
Jun 18 2013
It is the first Immunity Challenge of the current series and the judges inform the contestants that they have access to the pantry but there is a catch.
Jun 17 2013
It's Kids Week and the first challenge sees the contestants having 60 minutes to make the best dish they can using the ingredients that are found in a school lunch box.
Jun 16 2013
The Barossa Boot Camp comes to an end with a MasterClass featuring great local produce and two of its favourite residents, Maggie Beer and William Wood.
Jun 13 2013
The boys versus girls Barossa Boot Camp reaches it's conclusion and it is also the final day for two MasterChef contestants.
Jun 12 2013
The contestants are challenged at the Seppeltsfield winery in the Barossa, where they meet three seafood champions who show off their skills.
Jun 11 2013
The second day at the Barossa Boot Camp sees the contestants at the farm of food legend Maggie Beer where each team has to create four Maggie Beer recipes.
Jun 10 2013
The girls-versus-boys themed challenge continues and they find themselves in the picturesque Barossa Valley instead of the Masterchef kitchen.
Jun 09 2013
For the first time ever, there is a twist featuring a studio audience member.
Jun 05 2013
In the first elimination, the contestants with the worst six dishes from last night's Protein Pick Face Off face an Invention Test with a twist. At the end of the show one of them is eliminated.
Jun 04 2013
The female contestants battle it out against the male contestants in a Protein Pick Face Off. The bottom six will go in to the first elimination challenge to take place tomorrow.
Jun 03 2013
22 brand new contestants are introduced as they begin their dream to become Australia's next MasterChef.
Jun 01 2013

Season 4

70 Episodes

It all comes down to this. The MasterChef finale. The final three are hoping they have saved their best for last, as they step into the MasterChef kitchen for the last time.
Jul 25 2012
The final four MasterChef contestants each have 90 minutes to cook one of Australia's best chef's signature dishes, and only 15 minutes with their chef so they need to make the most of it.
Jul 24 2012
The five top contestants are greeted by Legendary British chef and MasterChef UK judge, John Torode, and a live cow. Torode announces that they must cook the perfect sauce to accompany the perfect steak.
Jul 23 2012
The judges announce to the top six contestants that they must run lunch service for 60 guests at Guillaume at Bennelong under the watchful eye of head chef Guillaume Brahini.
Jul 22 2012
In the MasterClass, Anthony Puharich from Victor Churchill shares his expert opinion with our contestants on selecting the right cut of beef for the right meal.
Jul 20 2012
Tonight's challenge is an emotional one as one family member for each contestant is brought in. The four contestants will have to cook the meal their loved ones have missed the most.
Jul 19 2012
A mini challenge designed to determine who will cook in the team challenge ahead, sees the contestants cook a French inspired dessert.
Jul 18 2012
The remaining eight contestants face the second elimination of the week, a situation only made sweeter with the news that celeb chef Kylie Kwong has entered the building.
Jul 17 2012
The bottom 3 dishes from yesterday's Invention Test face a Pressure Test where someone will go home! The contestants attempt to make guest chef Grant King's highly technical dish.
Jul 16 2012
Tonight in the MasterChef Mystery Box challenge each contestant has been given the task of creating a dish from the ingredients in the fridge, which include one tasty left-over.
Jul 15 2012
Superstar chef Neil Perry joins Gary and George for an Italian-inspired MasterClass.
Jul 13 2012
The elimination challenge takes the five losing contestants to Tuscany to cook a feast for local villagers in the ancient and quaint town of Monticchelo.
Jul 12 2012
The ten contestants head to Parma where they cook off in a risotto challenge. Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi challenges the contestants to cook the 'Death Dish' - his very own saffron and gold leaf risotto.
Jul 11 2012
Heads to beautiful Tuscany, Florence, for a nail-biting Immunity Challenge where judges Matt Preston and George Calombaris are joined by guest judge chef Antonio Carluccio.
Jul 10 2012
Celebrate pizza and pasta with a super-sized challenge. The four best cooks from the previous challenge compete against each other for the chance to cook off for an Immunity Pin.
Jul 09 2012
Buongiorno, from Italy! Tonight our top 10 contestants join the judges in Rome for a week of challenges! But this is no Roman holiday, tonight they must cook a Roman dish that has a story to tell.
Jul 08 2012
Gary and Matt kick off this special MasterClass by officially welcoming and congratulating this season's Top 10. Topping off the week with an amazing Italian feast.
Jul 06 2012
The losing team face elimination. But this is not just any elimination - five contestants must get ready for a double elimination. Only three will survive and become part of the Top 10.
Jul 05 2012
The remaining amateur chefs get to live out what most professional chefs only dream of doing in their careers. The contestants need to create two pop up restaurants from scratch.
Jul 04 2012
The winner of this week's Heston Mega Invention Test, gets the added reward of competing in an immunity challenge. Up against the winning contestant is a 1-hat chef Tomislav Martinovic.
Jul 03 2012
Three contestants from the Invention Test must face a Pressure Test like no other. The contestants have two hours to make a cake specially created by renowned Pastry Chef Vincent Gadan.
Jul 02 2012
After a trip to Kangaroo Island the contestants get back into the kitchen & discover there is no Mystery Box. Instead they find themselves in an Invention Test with guest chef Heston Blumenthal.
Jul 01 2012
George, Matt Moran and Gary showcase the best food Kangaroo Island has to offer. Expect tips on cooking with lamb, marron and chicken. Then we end the night with a taste of honey.
Jun 29 2012
Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen for the immunity challenge, the eight contestants from the losing team quickly learn that they must compete in three quick fire cook-offs.
Jun 28 2012
It's time to get back to basics with a homely team cooking challenge. Separated into three teams, they are invited into a suburban home, where they must cook for two neighbours.
Jun 27 2012
Rum and raisin is a classic combination, but will it be a perfect match for our contestant in the Immunity Challenge? Chef Daniel Wilson also joins the kitchen.
Jun 26 2012
The bottom three contestants from the Invention Test must now cook for their lives in the Elimination Challenge, with Christine Manfield's classic smoked trout.
Jun 25 2012
In a special Mystery Box Challenge the contestants quickly learn that they must warm the cockles of the judges' hearts with a tasty soup.
Jun 24 2012
Gary and Matt Moran head up a MasterClass of French onion soup, roast chicken and yummy pork belly with noodles. Later we learn the art of baking classic cakes with chef Philippe Mouchel.
Jun 22 2012
The losing team from the wedding challenge faces off in a cake based elimination challenge, where they are served up 32 cakes, and must taste then name each cake.
Jun 21 2012
Matt Preston reveals to the contestants that they will be catering for a Sri Lankan wedding! The Bride and Groom have invited 450 guests to their traditional Hindu wedding, which is purely vegetarian.
Jun 20 2012
The Mystery Box winner is eager to win an immunity pin. To win they must beat former Billy Kwong Chef, Hamish Ingham from Bar H. With a choice of tea or coffee as the core ingredient.
Jun 19 2012
The pressure test challenges three contestants to cook a perfect quiche Lorraine. All three contestants are determined to stay in the competition so they are quick to get down to business!
Jun 18 2012
MasterChef winning alumni Julie Goodwin, Adam Liaw and Kate Bracks return to the MasterChef kitchen for a superstar mystery box challenge. Who will win on the night?
Jun 17 2012
Gary and George's MasterClass serves up lamb ribs, apple strudel and quail.
Jun 15 2012
The losing team from last night's 24 hour cooking challenge return to the MasterChef kitchen for a 'rapid fire' pressure test.
Jun 14 2012
Tonight the contestants head to the Shangri La Hotel for a mammoth 24 hour cooking challenge that will push them to their limits. Divided into two teams, they must work shifts to cover all meals.
Jun 13 2012
MasterChef welcomes iconic chef and culinary legend Jamie Oliver to the kitchen.
Jun 12 2012
Greek salad is not as simple as it seems, particularly when it's been created by George! The three contestants in tonight's elimination challenge have three and a half hours to cook.
Jun 11 2012
After a fun filled week in Tasmania, tonight the contestants head back to the MasterChef kitchen for a classic Mystery Box and Invention Test challenge.
Jun 10 2012
Gary goes into chef mode when he puts himself up against the clock in a 30 minute real time challenge. Later Gary is joined by Lorraine Pascale of Ella's Cupcake in Covent Garden.
Jun 08 2012
The nine contestants cook for their MasterChef lives through a series of three knockout round challenges. A typical Pub lunch is on the menu - steak, onion rings and more.
Jun 07 2012
The contestants are divided into two teams, and are challenged to create, make and bake an afternoon tea for 100 guests. It must include four dishes - a scone, a pastry, and two of their choice.
Jun 06 2012
With the chance to compete in tonight's immunity challenge, the winning teams from last night's market stall must first compete against each other in a fishing boat salmon challenge.
Jun 05 2012
The contestants arrive in Tasmania for a market stall competition, where they are divided into four teams. The teams must run their own take away market stall and create their own unique dish.
Jun 04 2012
19 contestants arrive at the MasterChef Kitchen for a flavour matching 'Mystery Box' challenge. With everyone eager to impress the judges, one contestant pushes himself too far and burns his hand.
Jun 03 2012
Gary kicks off the MasterClass with mouth-watering barbecue chicken and is later joined by special guest chef Jason Jones who teaches the contestants how to serve up the perfect Mexican feast.
Jun 01 2012
We say goodbye to another contestant after a hard fought poultry elimination challenge. They must name that bird then cook that bird. Quail, duck, chicken and turkey are served up.
May 31 2012
The contestants split into two teams to cook for a restaurant full of discerning diners, all with leftover ingredients collected from top Sydney restaurants.
May 30 2012
Sake head chef Shaun Presland takes on the winner of Sunday's Invention Test in a Raw Food Immunity Challenge. With no cooking, no heat and no gas bench tops they need to be super creative.
May 29 2012
The bottom three contestants from the last show arrive at the kitchen to face off in the Pressure Test. Later, three lucky contestants attend a very special private Master Class.
May 28 2012
The remaining 21 contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen to compete in a biscuit inspired Mystery Box challenge. Later it's an Invention Test Mexican style. Cactus anyone?
May 27 2012
It's a mega MasterClass tonight as Gary and Matt Moran teach the top 21 contestants about raw foods, herbs, and oils. Later Gary whips up a mushroom gnocchi and his 'Mum's Lamb Stew with Dumplings'.
May 25 2012
Yesterday's losing 11 contestants compete in tonight's elimination challenge. It's a taste test and cook off so this challenge is tough! After a hard fought fight one contestant is sent home.
May 24 2012
The top 22 contestants head to Sydney's Chinese Gardens to compete in a yum cha challenge. Divided into teams, they must plan a menu, shop and cook a tasty yum cha feast.
May 23 2012
The lucky winner from the Invention Test returns to the kitchen tonight to face off against former head chef of Tetsuya restaurant, Darren Roberston.
May 22 2012
Superstar chef Peter Gilmore returns with an eight layer textured chocolate cake. Talk about Pressure Test! The bottom three from the Invention Test must replicate this cake.
May 21 2012
This Mystery Box is a cracker - literally. Then later, the winner of this challenge gets to pick the key ingredient for the following Invention Test.
May 20 2012
Gary and George host a seafood-inspired MasterClass, while Phillipa Grogan from Phillipa's bakery in Melbourne teaches the contestants the art of breadmaking.
May 18 2012
The losing team head to the MasterChef kitchen for the first elimination challenge of the season. It's all about pasta and the contestants are challenged to either 'make or break' that pasta.
May 17 2012
Ever dreamed of running your own restaurant? The contestants are divided into two teams: they must take over a restaurant service in opposing restaurants in Sydney's Kings Cross.
May 16 2012
The Immunity Challenge sees the winner of the Pressure Test try and 'Beat the Chef!' It's a battle royale as our contestant takes on superstar chef Dan Hong from the Lotus Restaurant.
May 15 2012
Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen, the top 24 quickly learn it's 'Mystery Box' time! They raise the lid but it's not food that they find.
May 14 2012
After a long week of hard fought challenges the remaining twelve contestants compete in a French Pressure test to claim the last remaining spots in the Top 24. But whose dish will earn them an apron?
May 13 2012
The top 18 contestants head to Daylesford for a MasterClass. Later, Matt Moran and George teach the contestants some classic French cooking techniques.
May 11 2012
Thirty three contestants compete in a Sweet Pressure Test created by superstar chef Shannon Bennett. With six more aprons up for grabs, his Peach Melba dessert is a challenge to say the least!
May 10 2012
MasterChef mentor Matt Moran arrives at the Royal Exhibition Building to put the contestants through their knife skills paces. They must fillet, pin bone and cook a beautiful piece of salmon.
May 09 2012
The top 12 contestants from last night's Mystery Box are divided into pairs to forage for their own ingredients at various farms in Mornington Peninsula to cook a sweet or savoury dish.
May 08 2012
The top 50 amateur cooks will compete in the first Mystery Box challenge of the season; the judges select the top 12 who then have the opportunity to cook off in a nail-biting challenge.
May 07 2012
The personality is on the plate and the food is the star of the show. Network Ten's smash hit series MasterChef returns tonight and promises to excite, thrill and entertain like never before!
May 06 2012

Season 3

86 Episodes

The second round was an Invention Test, with the finalists having to produce something that represented how far they’d come in the competition. They had 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete their dishes. Michael made a butter-poached lobster with fennel, Kate a roasted breast of quail. Both finalists progressed well, although Michael’s decision to leave the tails on his leeks and add extra champagne to his sauce were ill advised. The scoring saw Kate racing back, with 9s across the board, but Michael could only manage two 8s and a 7. The final Pressure Test round welcomed one of the world’s best chefs, René Redzepi, to the kitchen, who lifted a cloche to reveal the supremely technical ‘Snowman’ dessert the finalists would need to make. Featuring meringue, yoghurt and carrot sorbet amongst its many elements, this was undoubtedly one of the trickiest dishes ever seen on MasterChef Australia, yet both Michael and Kate proved their worthiness by plating up incredible dishes. Once again scoring 9s, Kate took the Pressure Test win, and with it became MasterChef 2011 champion.
Aug 07 2011
Kate and Michael arrived at the MasterChef kitchen for the final time and were told the format of finale: it would be fought over three rounds, each scored, with a possible 100 points per finalist up for grabs. The first round was a Mystery Box Challenge over 45 minutes, with the finalists having to select and prepare something from each box before moving onto the next. Michael chose to make a steak and oyster pie, while Kate made pan-fried Balmain bugs and crab and rémoulade salad. Michael raced through the boxes, but Kate struggled with getting her crabmeat ready, eating into valuable time. Michael scored an 8 from George and 9 from Gary, and Kate a 7 and an 8, giving Michael the early advantage.
Aug 07 2011
For the final Masterclass of the year both finalists enjoyed private tutorials with top chefs: Kate with Shaun Pressland and Michael with Martin Benn. Back in the Masterchef kitchen contestants from the Top 24 returned to watch the action as Gary cooked off against George, with their dishes judged by Michael and Kate. Matt Moran then paid a visit and cooked his version of rocky road against Michael and Billy.
Aug 05 2011
The bottom two contestants from yesterday's challenge battle it out for the last spot in the finale. What elaborate, mind-boggling creation will Adriano Zumbo present for them to replicate?
Aug 04 2011
Tonight the contestants have the privilege of cooking at one of Sydney's three finest restaurants Marque, Est and Quay. The lucky winner from today's challenge will go straight into the grand finale.
Aug 03 2011
Looking back at their own personal experiences, the contestants are challenged to create a food autobiography of their lives so far.
Aug 02 2011
Tonight's Pressure Test requires the final four to recreate Maggie Beer's chicken terrine. One lucky contestant will get a sneak preview at the recipe and a private MasterClass with Maggie herself.
Aug 01 2011
Writing their own cook book would be a dream come true for each of our final four? but how hard can it be? Tonight guest judge Curtis Stone sets an epic challenge for our contestants.
Jul 31 2011
It's Christmas in July in the Masterchef kitchen as Gary cooks beef short rib and dykon radish, while George serves up some mouth-watering scampi.
Jul 29 2011
The top five battle it out to secure a place in the season final. In this Elimination Challenge, the contestants must fix the worst dish they produced during the competition.
Jul 28 2011
George arrives unannounced at the Masterchef house and asks the contestants to whip up a meal for him and his three mates Colin Fassnidge, Ashly Hicks and Donovan Cooke.
Jul 27 2011
In the last Immunity Challenge of the season, Teage Ezard from Ginger Boy and Ezards in Melbourne challenges the lucky contestant to a three-course cook-off.
Jul 26 2011
After months away from their loved ones, the remaining five contestants receive an emotional visit from their families.
Jul 25 2011
The contestants get to choose what ingredients will go into their fellow chef's Mystery Boxes. Will they be cruel or kind?
Jul 24 2011
Gary and George host another delicious MasterClass tonight. With plenty of fine food to tempt your tastebuds, they will have you inspired to hit the kitchen and whip up a fancy treat in no time!
Jul 22 2011
Tonight three contestants are asked to cook a dish that showcases what they have learnt in the competition so far. It will be an emotional elimination, but someone must go home.
Jul 21 2011
In the last team challenge of the season, the contestants head to the Qantas First Class Lounge at Sydney airport where they must cook for real customers. Neil Perry returns as a guest judge.
Jul 20 2011
Can a current contestant out-cook a former Masterchef champion? Find out as Eamon Sullivan returns to stand between the winner of the Dalai Lama challenge and that elusive Immunity Pin.
Jul 19 2011
Pastry chef, Katrina Kanetani, sets tonight's Pressure Test. The bottom three contestants from last night's challenge must cook a fantastic Autumn Dessert platter in order to avoid elimination.
Jul 18 2011
The Masterchef contestants must cook for the one and only Dalai Lama! His Holiness has only two requests' the food must be vegetarian and it must come from the heart.
Jul 17 2011
To end their once-in-a-lifetime week the contestants get to wind down by enjoying Matt Moran cooking some full-flavoured fare in a NY restaurant.
Jul 15 2011
Those facing an Elimination Challenge will cook at the famous Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem, with Matt Preston and Matt Moran deciding who’s safe, and who’s gone.
Jul 14 2011
A Super Challenge is on the cards, as the contestants arrive in Time Square to see the giant screens featuring familiar faces. For this Challenge they’ll need to use their powers of persuasion by talking their way into a NY restaurant, convincing a head chef to donate them a recipe, and then cooking the dishes in question at the Four Seasons Restaurant. David Chang returns to guest judge.
Jul 13 2011
Whoever cooks in the week’s Immunity Pin Challenge will do so against the spectacular backdrop of Central Park. Stepping up to the hot plate to try and spoil their fun will be guest chef Cesare Casella, while chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich guest judges the results.
Jul 12 2011
The contestants have just three hours to prepare intricate dishes for 300 hundred guests at the United Nations. The dish with the least amount of votes sends its maker into an elimination.
Jul 11 2011
This week the contestants head to the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, the culinary heartland that is New York! Don't miss a second as the top eight cook up a storm in the world's most famous city!
Jul 10 2011
Series 1 and 2 favourites, Alvin, Andre and Jimmy join Gary and George in the kitchen for another stellar MasterClass.
Jul 08 2011
Every good chef must master the basics, and tonight's Elimination Challenge will surprise our contestants. Rice paper rolls and apple pie should be a piece of cake, right? Think again!
Jul 07 2011
Tonight the battle lines are drawn across the English Channel as the two teams whip up an English and French culinary feast.
Jul 06 2011
Alessandra Pavoni is back, and tonight he's cooking for the pride of his restaurant. After his apprentice chef lost to Hayden in a previous Immunity Challenge, Alessandro is determined to win.
Jul 05 2011
Have you ever cooked a Salt Crusted Guinea Fowl? No? Neither have our three contestants battling it out in tonight's Pressure Test Elimination Challenge. Who will impress? And who will be going home?
Jul 04 2011
Tonight the contestants are faced with a sweet Mystery Box Challenge followed by a Middle Eastern inspired Invention Test. Guest chef Shane Delia will help the judges decide the best and worst dishes.
Jul 03 2011
Jul 01 2011
In the elimination challenge, the contestants are dressed in blindfolds for a taste test and then must cook only with the ingredients they guessed correctly.
Jun 30 2011
The blue team must serve up a three-course meal for 13 corporate VIP guests while the red team have to cater for 50 people at a 21st birthday cocktail party.
Jun 29 2011
The winner of the Matt Moran farm challenge has their chance to win an immunity pin but they must face Merle, a home-style country baker who has won more than 1,000 awards for her baking.
Jun 28 2011
The axe falls on another contestant but not before they must serve up a '60s classic in the form of duck a l'orange.
Jun 27 2011
The remaining 12 contestants have made it past the half way point, and what better way to celebrate than at Matt Moran's family farm in rural NSW.
Jun 26 2011
Mary is back. George's mother returns to the kitchen to serve up a special moussaka masterclass. Christine Mansfield also makes an appearance to demonstrate how to create her satay spice paste.
Jun 24 2011
The entire losing team from the challenge is up for elimination. The pressure is on as they create a series of sweet and savoury dishes in a limited time-frame. Who will be going home?
Jun 23 2011
The contestants head to the newly-developed Westfield shopping centre food court in Sydney city to compete in another epic team challenge.
Jun 22 2011
Guest chef, Vincent Gadan, is thrown a curve ball in the Immunity Challenge. A sweet treat whiz, will Vincent cope cooking a roast pork? Or will our MasterChef contestant win that illusive pin?
Jun 21 2011
George's mum arrives in the Masterchef Kitchen to put the contestants through their paces. Mary Calombaris is a true Greek master. Her koupes, tzatziki and shamishi will be hard to replicate.
Jun 20 2011
The remaining contestants compete in a Korean-inspired invention test to be judged by celebrity chef and Korean food aficionado David Chang.
Jun 19 2011
The final 14 contestants attend MasterClass to learn the fine art of spotted dick with custard. Later, three lucky contestants have a private MasterClass with James Privett.
Jun 17 2011
The losing team from the challenge battle it out to save their place in the competition. The contestants only have 15 minutes to complete the dish and they can only use three ingredients.
Jun 16 2011
Tonight the two teams need to cook a 6-course meal for 50 guests, while creating as little waste as possible. They will need to be creative as well as resourceful to win this challenge.
Jun 15 2011
Sweet superstar, Darren Purchese, is Melbourne's answer to Adriano Zumbo, and tonight he is challenging our MasterChef contestant to replicate his own highly technical dessert.
Jun 14 2011
What could make an elimination challenge even more intense? Having culinary legend, Heston Blumenthal, arrive at the MasterChef Kitchen to judge your burger and fries!
Jun 13 2011
Tonight the remaining contestants invite 24 very special Qantas guests into the MasterChef restaurant for an 8-course feast based on Neil Perry's first class menu.
Jun 12 2011
In a very special MasterClass, two lucky contestants are sent to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a private cooking lesson with legendary seafood king, Rick Stein.
Jun 10 2011
As the winning team from last night are treated to a reward lunch at Tetsuya's, the losing team must don the dreaded black aprons and send their weakest links into the Elimination Challenge.
Jun 09 2011
Tonight the contestants are divided into teams? Gen X versus Gen Y! The younger chefs have the enthusiasm but with age comes wisdom. Who will impress special guest judge, Nigella Lawson?
Jun 08 2011
Superstar Noredic chef, Thorsten Schmidt, arrives at the MasterChef Kitchen to battle it out with tonight's lucky contestant. Is the Immunity Pin within their grasp? Or will they be schooled by a pro?
Jun 07 2011
The bottom three contestants from last night's Invention Test face off in an Asian-inspired Pressure Test where they are challenged to recreate a dessert by Dan Hong, Head Chef of Ms. G's in Sydney.
Jun 06 2011
Hola amigos! Tonight the contestants face a Super Invention Test with a Spanish theme. But what's the twist? After they carefully chose their ingredients, the judges drop a bombshell.
Jun 05 2011
In this MasterClass, George, Gary and Matt Moran take the contestants through a step-by-step guide to making the best summer pudding, a yummy curry and Matt's famous blue swimmer crab.
Jun 03 2011
It's time to Fix That Dish. The bottom two contestants must bring a watery, unbalanced Massaman curry back to life to avoid elimination.
Jun 02 2011
The contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen to compete in an Invention Test with a twist - they must create a dish using only canned and frozen food.
Jun 01 2011
With an Immunity Pin up for grabs, guest chef Tony Howell, better watch his back because this week's challenger is ready to cook up a storm. Who will recreate the best seafood stew?
May 31 2011
The winning team from Sunday night's challenge head to the Margaret River for a critical Invention Test. The prize on offer? A double immunity.
May 30 2011
The contestants head west where they are faced with one of the most daunting challenges in MasterChef history - cooking for 450 hungry gold miners in the heart of Western Australia.
May 29 2011
In this MasterClass, Gary makes a hearty veal osso bucco with cannellini beans and George teaches the contestants how to cook snapper en papillote. Special guests include Donna Hay and Romeo Baudouin.
May 27 2011
The losing team from last night's Sausage Sizzle challenge face off as individuals in a Skills Race Elimination. Contestants must complete four pastry elements and create a beautiful finished dessert.
May 26 2011
The task seems simple enough - make enough gelato and sausages for 500 Nippers on Cronulla Beach. But this is MasterChef Australia and nothing is ever as easy as it seems!
May 25 2011
The winning trio from the Lucky Dip Invention Test face off against chef, Adam D'Sylva, from Melbourne restaurant, Coda, in the first team Immunity Challenge.
May 24 2011
Yesterday they were team mates, today the losing trio from Sunday's challenge compete head-to-head in a high-intensity Pressure Test. Two contestants will stay in the kitchen, one will be going home.
May 23 2011
Cooking in threes, the contestants are faced with a challenge that fuses the finest elements of both the Mystery Box and Invention Test by creating an outstanding dish using unknown ingredients.
May 22 2011
Tonight, Gary and George give the contestants a MasterClass on the art of cooking rabbit. Later, Gary whips up a modern take on the classic Shepherd's Pie.
May 20 2011
All eleven contestants of the losing team face elimination tonight. They must cook off in a Rapid Fire challenge over three rounds.
May 19 2011
It's boys versus girls in today's epic Team Challenge! The two teams head to the Mean Fiddler Pub where they have to cook for 700 hungry revelers.
May 18 2011
With an Immunity Pin up for grabs, guest chef, Colin Fassnidge, better bring his A-game because this season's MasterChef contestants aren't going down without a fight!
May 17 2011
The bottom three contestants from yesterday's Mystery Box challenge must face off in a Pressure Test. They have two hours to recreate their best version of the Cherry Bombe Alaska.
May 16 2011
Tonight, the Mystery Box delivers more than one surprise - not only are the contestants faced with an array of unusual food, they must create a dish using ALL of the ingredients!
May 15 2011
The lucky 23 contestants who survived the first elimination are treated to a scrumptious MasterClass. Tonight, George will teach them the secrets of his sweet bougatsa with poached figs.
May 13 2011
As the winning team from last night's challenge head off to their reward lunch, the losers trudge back to the MasterChef kitchen to face this season's first elimination.
May 12 2011
The Top 24 are woken in the middle of the night and told to head to Sonoma Bakery where, in teams, they will be baking bread for five of Sydney's most illustrious restaurants.
May 11 2011
The winner of the first challenge will cook for immunity against apprentice chef, Alex Keen, who works under Allesandro Pavoni. Will a 10 minute headstart be enough to beat the best?
May 10 2011
As our Top 24 enter the MasterChef kitchen for the first time, they are surprised to see no judges. Only a few notice the clock has started ticking down. Has the first challenge already begun?
May 09 2011
There are two dozen contestants remaining and only 12 spots left in the top 24. The next challenge is a formidable taste test - identity the ingredients in Aria's signature dish, peking duck consomme.
May 08 2011
In the first master class of the series, a few special contestants take a trip to the Barossa Valley to visit Maggie Beer in her home and to learn the secrets of the perfect pastry and roast chicken.
May 06 2011
With another six spots in the MasterChef top 24 up for grabs, the final 30 contestants cook with their five favourite ingredients to create what they believe is the ultimate desert island dish.
May 05 2011
Go Fish 3x04
The bottom 10 contestants from Maggie Beer's challenge are faced with a choice - either go fishing and cook what you catch, or risk creating a dish with the mystery ingredient.
May 04 2011
The remaining contestants cook off for the first 6 spots in the MasterChef Top 24. Contestants are given two hours to create a trio of desserts set by the guest chef, Maggie Beer.
May 03 2011
Day two of the MasterChef journey, and it’s a tough one – a Basic Skills Bootcamp with new judge, Matt Moran. The remaining 45 contestants go through three rounds which test their chip cutting, mayonnaise making, chicken break down skills. Five from each round will end up in the Elimination Challenge – making the perfect batch of scones in 45 minutes.
May 02 2011
Thousands applied, but only 50 lucky people made it to the first leg of MasterChef. An exciting start with a boat ride to Cockatoo Island and a massive Mystery Box Challenge awaiting them. Featuring the most popular supermarket ingredients, the Top 50 had to cook a dish to get them to the next round. The ten with the least impressive dishes would have to do an Adriano Zumbo challenge.
May 01 2011

Season 2

84 Episodes

Adam and Callum faced three rounds in the finale, worth 100 points in total. The first round involves basic skills tests. The second round is an invention test. The final round is a pressure test, cooking a Peter Gilmore dessert.
Jul 25 2010
Callum and Adam each spent time with a chef, from the markets to service, with Justin North and Peter Kuruvita. The top 24 contestants returned to the MasterChef kitchen for the last MasterClass. Alvin showed how to make his Drunken Chicken with Bruised Cucumber Salad and Fiona demonstrated her Chocolate Ganache Tart with Lavender Cream and Fresh Raspberries. Gary and George then felt the pressure in their own mystery box challenge.
Jul 23 2010
Cooking dinner for the Governor-General and 30 guests, the contestants were judged on their dishes and their performance in the kitchen.
Jul 22 2010
The final four cooked three dishes that would appear in their cookbook if they became Australia’s next MasterChef. Maggie Beer was a guest judge. Each contestant explained the concept of their cookbook to the judges.
Jul 21 2010
Vue de Monde’s Shannon Bennett was a guest judge for the mystery box challenge. Jimmy had picked the ingredients, which included spices and lentils. The contestants had to make two dishes – one sweet and one savoury.
Jul 20 2010
The contestants have four hours to recreate Adriano Zumbo’s V8 cake, which features eight different textures of vanilla and tempered white chocolate on the outside. The winner's prize is choosing the ingredients for tomorrow’s mystery box challenge.
Jul 19 2010
Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai was a guest judge for the invention test. The core ingredient was crustaceans and the contestants, working in two teams, had to cook a banquet.
Jul 18 2010
Jul 16 2010
Aaron, Alvin and Jimmy faced a Basic Skills Test in a two-round Elimination Challenge. The first round saw contestants identifying different types of fish, with the two lowest scoring contestants moving into the second round. Jimmy named the most fish correctly, leaving Aaron and Alvin to face off in the second round; to cook the perfect fish and chips.
Jul 15 2010
Contestants were tasked with creating a dish that represented themselves and their cooking philosophy. After planning overnight and shopping with a $250 budget, each contestant had two hours to cook their signature dishes on five plates for Matt Preston and four other guests: Alla Wolf-Tasker, Mark Best, Kylie Kwong and Jacques Reymond. Each contestant was determined to impress such an illustrious panel, and the intense pressure lead to some potentially fatal mistakes. Overall, the judges were very impressed with the calibre of the dishes put forward, but only four contestants would automatically win their spot in the final week and a reward at Marque restaurant.
Jul 14 2010
Jul 13 2010
Guest chef Christine Manfield set the most technically difficult dish seen so far in a pressure test: spice roasted squab with a turnip cake, with a recipe including 55 ingredients. In a close elimination.
Jul 12 2010
"Seven Deadly Sins" theme. Contestants struggled to produce stand-out dishes from a simple Mystery Box, with the two women left in the competition emerging as the strongest performers. Claire was declared the winner and won two big advantages: the power to skip the Invention Test, which would only have a Bottom 3, and the chance to face off in the Celebrity Chef Challenge. The Invention Test was based around the "seven deadly sins," with each contestant creating a dish based on one of the sins.
Jul 11 2010
Jul 09 2010
Marion, Jonathan and Aaron were required to name a variety of nuts to progress to the next round. Jonathan won the first round and was safe. Marion and Aaron progressed to the second round where they had to recreate a Thai satay sauce. Although both dishes impressed the judges, Aaron's had better flavour and presentation, and Marion's was thicker and considered to be "gluggy" by the judges.
Jul 08 2010
Teams were faced with preparing a hearty buffet lunch for 100 Australian soldiers. Starting at Holsworthy army base, contestants trekked to the field kitchen where they tackled creating a suitable menu. Teams came up with a few similar dishes and were forced to negotiate compromise in their menus. The Red Team struggled with their dessert, and Callum was chastised by the judges for his poor handling of the situation.
Jul 07 2010
Jul 06 2010
Alvin, Aaron, Marion and Peter faced off in the Pressure Test, where they had to recreate Adriano Zumbo's Macaroon Tower. Each contestants had to build their own tower consisting of 120 macaroons. Such a monumental challenge saw the contestants really struggle, each of them forced to cut corners. Half of Aaron's macaroons were "like cake batter" while half of Marion's were "hard as a rock".
Jul 05 2010
"Home-style cooking" theme. Contestants were faced with snails under the Mystery Box, and it was Alvin who impressed the judges with his dish, creating a unique balance of complex flavours. He gained the power to pick the pairs for the Invention Test, and the core ingredient of chicken and oranges. Contestants had to impress renowned Australian cook Margaret Fulton with their home-style inventions and many struggled under the pressure. In the end, it was Adam and Claire who really impressed and Claire was nominated to take part in the Celebrity Chef Challenge
Jul 04 2010
While the Red Team enjoyed their lunch at Bilson's, Aaron and Jimmy were required to "fix that dish", an unappetising coq au vin. George favoured Jimmy's finished dish but Gary preferred Aaron's.
Jul 02 2010
While the Red Team enjoyed their lunch at Bilson's, Aaron and Jimmy were required to "fix that dish", an unappetising coq au vin. George favoured Jimmy's finished dish but Gary preferred Aaron's.
Jul 01 2010
Teams were faced with a seemingly simple challenge; to bake five traditional Australian afternoon tea staples made famous by the Country Women's Association. They had to impress a crowd of 100 CWA members as well as the judging panel which included CWA veteran Allison Mutton. Each team member was responsible for one dish with the judges picking which team made the best of each separate dish. The contestants struggled with this challenge, to the point where the judges granted them extra time to finish so as to not lose face. When it came to scoring the teams, Claire and Jonathan's Fruit Cakes and Peter and Marion's Neopolitan Cakes were judged to be of such poor standard as to not warrant scoring at all.
Jun 30 2010
Unlike other Celebrity Chef Challenges, Orr was cooking against all of the remaining 10, with the amateur winner (should there have been one) to receive immunity.
Jun 29 2010
Devon, Courtney, Philip, Jimmy, Jake and Peter competed in the final round for one of 3 spots back in the competition. They were faced with an Invention Test, with the freedom to choose from an extensive range of ingredients. In a twist, it was the Top 7 contestants who were unknowingly deciding their fate; judging the six dishes under the pretence of learning how to critique a dish. The seven plus Matt Preston were unanimous in their decision.
Jun 28 2010
Eleven of the 17 eliminated contestants returned to the MasterChef kitchen to compete for three second-chance spots. Devon, Kate, Courtney, Daniel, Philip, Jimmy, Jake, Peter, Skye, Sharnee and Matthew competed in four rounds testing basic skills. In the first round, the eleven contestants had to correctly peel 400 grams of prawns. Sharnee was slowest and was eliminated. The second round saw contestants making the perfect potato mash. Kate was slowest and was eliminated. In the third round, the remaining nine contestants had to make 10 French-style pancakes as quickly as possible. Matthew was eliminated. The final round saw the contestants making Eggs Benedict and Hollandaise sauce with a twenty-minute time limit.
Jun 27 2010
Back in Australia, George cooks up a seafood dish of Char Sui salmon with stir-fried winter melon and wood ear mushrooms, while Gary cooks a rhubarb and blackberry crumble souffle. Joanne returns for that masterclass. Later, the remaining seven contestants, without Joanne, visit Donna Hay for some styling tips.
Jun 25 2010
In the Elimination Challenge, Joanne and Jonathan both recreated one of Brett Graham's dishes. Although both dishes had positives and negatives.
Jun 24 2010
In the first ever Super Challenge, contestants raced from London to Paris, France with the task to create a two-course meal based around the French favourite, the truffle. For the first time, the judges picked the teams: Callum and Marion (Yellow), Adam and Alvin (Red), Jonathan and Joanne (Green), and Aaron and Claire (Blue). Teams had to travel to Paris by the Eurostar, find the truffle shop, buy their ingredients from the market travelling via the Eiffel Tower, and prepare their meals on the banks of the Seine, all in 5 hours. Teams struggled with the language barrier, navigating a foreign city and finding necessary ingredients. In the end, each team faced criticism for their dishes.
Jun 23 2010
Jun 22 2010
Contestants competed in pairs to recreate Heston Blumenthal's elaborate signature dishes. Heston praised the contestants' attempts at dishes he'd taken years to perfect with Alvin and Marion's recreation of "Sound of the Sea" deemed the most impressive.
Jun 21 2010
"Afternoon Tea" theme. It was revealed to the contestants that this Invention Test would take place in London. After settling in at the Langham Hotel, the contestants first challenge for the week was to invent a pastry, drawing inspiration from one of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. Callum won the challenge and was rewarded with a private MasterClass with Jamie Oliver as well as attending the announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants with Matt Preston. Jonathan was chosen by Callum to share the reward.
Jun 20 2010
Aaron and Marion are treated to a masterclass in artisan baking by Michael Klausen, while Gary and George cook up a dish of lamb backstrap fillet cooked in a Barramundi skin with flesh from the fish, along with a shiitake mushroom sauce and hash browns. Julie Goodwin then returns to the MasterChef kitchen and conjures up a dish of scallops with bacon crunch and cauliflower puree, and Gary and George round it off with an extravagant dessert of bitter chocolate ganache with peanut ice cream, peanut toffee caramel and a honeycomb.
Jun 18 2010
In a taste test Elimination Challenge, all members of the Blue Team were asked to name the ingredients to a carrot cake.
Jun 17 2010
Teams were tasked with creating a 3 course menu suitable for Qantas business class passengers. They were required to prepare the food at the MasterChef Kitchen and reheat it in the galley of a Qantas Airbus A380. The judging panel in addition to Gary and Matt included chef Neil Perry and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.
Jun 16 2010
Jun 15 2010
Callum, Matthew and Sharnee faced off in the Pressure Test, where they had to recreate a Beef Stroganoff with Parsley Fettuccine without a recipe to follow. Each of the contestants identified the correct meat, but each contestant's dish had flaws; Callum's Stroganoff lacked enough sauce and his pasta was overcooked, Matthew put too much tomato paste in his Stroganoff and Sharnee incorrectly used nutmeg instead of paprika.
Jun 14 2010
"Australian Food Icon" theme. The winner of Masterchef Australia 2009, Julie Goodwin, returned as a guest judge for the Mystery Box Challenge, the ingredients of which were also chosen by her. Marion won the challenge and she chose Chiko Rolls as the food icon contestants had to "re-invent". Jonathan's dish was the most impressive while Callum, Matthew and Sharnee were chosen as the Bottom 3 contestants.
Jun 13 2010
Callum and Sharnee were treated to a masterclass on Cheese by Australian cheese expert Will Studd, while the remaining contestants were treated to a steak and kidney sandwich by Gary Mehigan and stir-fried Aubergines in Chili sauce by Kylie Kwong. Chef Darren Purchese also demonstrated his 'fruit carnival'.
Jun 11 2010
In a two-round Elimination Challenge testing basic skills, members of the Blue Team were first asked to cook Chicken Korma. They were provided with all the ingredients but were left to choose which spices to use. Out of the six contestants, only Alvin's attempt was of an acceptable quality with Jonathan and Skye the worst of the rest. They were sent into a sudden death challenge to name spices.
Jun 10 2010
Teams were tasked with creating a dining experience using principles of molecular gastronomy. With the help of two leaders in innovative cooking, each team was tasked with a specific theme to shape their dining experience.
Jun 09 2010
In a twist on the traditional format, Aaron and Adam competed against each other to win immunity. They had 1hr 45min to complete three dishes with three core ingredients for three Celebrity Chefs, Matt Moran, Kylie Kwong and Ian Curley. The Chefs would then pick their favourite of the two dishes, and the contestant with the most votes would win immunity.
Jun 08 2010
Callum, Joanne, Peter and Skye faced off in the Pressure Test; to recreate George Calombaris' oyster terrine. Callum's terrine was described as a dog's breakfast but was closest to George's dish in flavour.
Jun 07 2010
Vegetarian theme. In a meaty Mystery Box challenge, it was Claire who managed to impress the most and was given a significant advantage in the Invention Test, which would be contested in pairs. As well as picking the core ingredient, Claire was given the power to choose the pairs for the challenge. In a further twist, they would be cooking to impress six staunch meat-eaters, and the two judges, with their vegetarian meals. Aaron and Adam emerged as winners with their curry, and won the chance to face off in a mystery challenge for immunity.
Jun 06 2010
George cooked up ravioli with potato and leek as well as a quail dolmatha with tahini and yoghurt dressing. Meanwhile guest chef Matt Moran had quesadillias on the menu and a berry and frangipane tart.
Jun 04 2010
Marion, Jake and Joanne face an elimination taste test. They must identify 23 ingredients to stay in the competition. Will this be Marion's one and only chance to use her immunity? The red team goes to Red Lantern for lunch and a impromptu master class. They learn to make a quail entree. The 3 up for elimination have to taste a Thai green curry, naming ingredients that are contained within.
Jun 03 2010
In the biggest Off Site Challenge ever, contestants were faced with preparing 8000 canapés for 2000 guests on the P&O Pacific Jewel, who would vote for their favourite team's menu. Under the guidance of a P&O sous chef (plus an extra helper for the Red Team to make up the numbers), each team prepared 1000 of four different canapés. The Blue Team struggled early and opted to buy the help of another chef for 100 votes.
Jun 02 2010
Aaron cooked off against Maggie Beer, making her pheasant pie.
Jun 01 2010
Jake, Jimmy and Matthew faced off in the Pressure Test; to recreate a Rick Stein seafood platter worth $350.
May 31 2010
Pasta theme. After a trying Mystery Box challenge featuring lambs' brains, Marion emerged as winner and picked seafood as the core ingredient for the Invention Test. Most contestants thrived in making their own pasta, leading the judges to award a Top 6, with Aaron wowing with his remarkable invention.
May 30 2010
Gary and George showed the contestants how to make the perfect pizza, while Gary also served up an English rice pudding, and George cooked up some chicken oysters with homous and fatoush.
May 28 2010
In a mystery box Elimination Challenge, the Blue Team members were tasked with creating a dish to complement a specific bottle of wine.
May 27 2010
The two teams were faced with their toughest challenge yet: to take over the running of George Calombaris' own restaurant The Press Club on its relaunch, serving a variety of Australian food royalty and celebrities. Each team struggled early with the stresses of running a restaurant.
May 26 2010
May 25 2010
Their task was to recreate a dish by Australian food icon, Stephanie Alexander, a confit duck-neck sausage with grilled duck breast in sour cherry sauce, potato crisps and buttered spinach. Peter, being from Melbourne, was able to source ingredients from Queen Victoria Market quickly and make his way to the Langham Hotel first, followed by Carrie and then Jimmy. In the end, each dish had its problems: Peter's sauce was too floury, Carrie's sauce was too thin, her sausage grainy and she failed to plate up the spinach, and Jimmy's spinach was gritty and his duck breast overcooked.
May 24 2010
"Modern Australia" theme. There was no Mystery Box challenge this week, instead the contestants faced a pizza making challenge. Fiona was the victor and picked tropical fruit as the Invention Test's core ingredient. Many struggled with this sweet choice, while Marion's risky recipe paid off and she was declared the winner.
May 23 2010
Gary cooked braised BBQ’d ribs with homemade sauce and George offered up a Waldorf salad. Guest chef Peter Kuravita from Sydney restaurant Flying Fish, showed the contestants two completely different bug dishes– one with an accompanying shaved fennel and edamame salad and a main dish featuring a spicy ginger and chilli sauce.
May 21 2010
As the Blue Team and Red Team enjoyed their lunch at Sailor's Thai, the four contestants were asked to name the ingredients of a traditional Bouillabaisse in a taste test Elimination Challenge. Over half of the ingredients had been correctly named when a contestant incorrectly guessed "white wine" and was eliminated.
May 20 2010
The two teams were tasked with preparing a 3 course meal for a normal family and judges Matt Preston and Curtis Stone, on a tight budget and time limit. In the end, the families rated each team equally and the judges could not agree on a winner, so the challenge was ruled a tie. Therefore, a bottom 2 was selected from each team,
May 19 2010
Team "Restaurant Arras" (Adam Humphrey, Lovaine Allen, Aaron Eady) face off against Aaron, Joanne and Matthew.
May 18 2010
Alvin, Daniel and Fiona faced off in the Pressure Test; to recreate a Pork Schnitzel with chips and coleslaw with no recipe to follow. While each contestant cooked the correct meat, Daniel and Fiona were under the impression that they were cooking veal. Aside from that, each dish had its shortcomings: Alvin failed to flatten his meat and it was undercooked, Daniel's meat was overcooked and he used shop-bought mayonnaise in his coleslaw, and Fiona used packaged breadcrumbs instead of fresh.
May 17 2010
"Around the world" theme. The Mystery Box challenge saw the contestants tackle a complex range of ingredients and a time of just 25 minutes. Peter took out the challenge and was given a significant advantage in the Invention Test, which for the first time would see the contestants competing in trios. Peter was given the power to not only pick the core ingredient for each country's cuisine, but also to pick the members of each team.
May 16 2010
The judges serve up duck two ways and invite guest chef Kumar Mahadevan to cook a spicy prawn curry. Justin North also helps the contestants make crackling pork.
May 14 2010
While the Blue Team enjoyed their lunch with Giovanni Pilu, the Red Team faced off in a two-round Elimination challenge. The first challenge was to make a traditional Genovese Pesto completely by hand in ten minutes, from which, only Marion's was of an acceptable quality, with Sharnee, Courtney and Daniel as the worst of the rest. Those three then competed in the second round of the challenge: naming herbs.
May 13 2010
The two teams were tasked with preparing a Classic French 3-course meal for Matt Preston, Tetsuya Wakuda and Guillaume Brahimi. Michel Roux mentored the Red Team, Tony Bilson mentored the Blue Team.
May 12 2010
May 11 2010
Dominic, Joanne and Matthew faced off in the Pressure Test; to make a black forest cake. Joanne was able to put off a shaky start and finish strongly, leaving the judges to pick the least impressive of the two men. Dominic's cake only had three layers instead of the five in the recipe, while Matthew left a cherry pit in his cake.
May 10 2010
Indian theme. The Mystery Box challenge saw the contestants choosing between a main and a dessert, with Skye's Crispy Duck winning her the challenge and picking goat as key ingredient in the Invention Test. Jimmy was the favourite to win but in the end it was Jonathan whose invention impressed the judges the most.
May 09 2010
Shaun Presland shows how simple Japanese is.
May 07 2010
As the Blue Team enjoyed their reward at Sails on Lavender Bay with Nathan Darling, Jonathan and Adele faced off in a "fix the dish" challenge. They had to fix a poorly made dish (a bolognese sauce) in ten steps, each step adding their choice of a range of ingredients.
May 06 2010
In an unprecedented twist, Callum as winner of the weeks Invention Test was granted the power to pick his entire team first. The off site challenge was to put on a children's birthday party for 150 people, who would vote for their favourite dish. The Blue Team proved to have too great an advantage and won easily.
May 05 2010
This dessert is no piece of cake
May 04 2010
Carrie, Kate and Fiona faced off in the Pressure Test after cooking the three least impressive dishes in the Invention Test. They were asked to replicate a chicken dish from chef Peter Gilmore. Fiona had a slow start but she finished strongly and cooked the chicken perfectly but her dish lacked detail. Despite a strong start, Kate failed to read her recipe thoroughly, she wrapped up her chicken too much that it didn't cook properly and she ended up serving the judges raw chicken although her vegetables were perfectly cooked. Carrie struggled through the whole challenge, she cooked the chicken perfectly but all the flavour leaked out in the water bath because she left a hole in her chicken's skin and her vegetables were undercooked.
May 03 2010
Japanese theme. The Mystery Box challenge saw the contestants making the "perfect burger", with only five selected to taste by the judges. Marion won the challenge and picked tuna as the core ingredient for the Invention Test. With a Japanese theme, Adam was favourite to win the challenge but it was Callum who triumphed.
May 02 2010
The judges share their own food memories in this week's MasterClass. A good old English Sunday Roast was Gary's dish of the day while George cooked up lasagne with a twist.
Apr 30 2010
As the Red Team enjoyed their reward: lunch and a mini MasterClass with Luke Mangan, Jonathan and Devon faced off in the Elimination Challenge; a best of three challenge with the theme: eggs. Jonathan won the first round; to correctly name different birds' eggs. The next round Jonathan and Devon raced to be the first to beat egg whites to stiff peaks.
Apr 29 2010
The off site team challenge, to take over the running of two Italian restaurants, saw the Red Team conquer despite having a simpler menu. From the Blue Team, Jonathan and Devon were selected by the judges as the two worst performers and were up for elimination. Sarah withdrew from the competition to return to her family.
Apr 28 2010
Luke Nguyen
Apr 27 2010
The Top 24 arrived at the MasterChef house and then headed to the MasterChef kitchen. The contestants had 90 minutes to create a dish that was a childhood memory for them. The winner will now cook off against a celebrity chef and if they win, will be given an immunity prize, which can be uses to escape an elimination if need be.
Apr 26 2010
After a mystery box challenge, 4 contestants will be through to the Top 24, and 4 will be sent home. The contestants cook a Neil Perry fish dish in a pressure test and Neil also judges the dishes.
Apr 25 2010
The six contestants who won Top 24 spots cooking against Matt Moran are treated to a Masterclass with him in ARIA’s kitchen. Matt shows them how to make seafood canapés. The other contestants learn how to cook a dish of baby vegetables and techniques for grilling meat by George and Gary. George also makes a raspberry dessert with jelly, granita and champagne.
Apr 23 2010
With 10 spots in the Top 24 on the line, the remaining contestants competed in a mise en place challenge. The challenge had 4 stages, with the worst performers in each stage removed by Gary and George. The first stage involved separating egg yolks and whites. The second asked the contestants to julienne carrots. In the third, the first 10 contestants to shuck 12 oysters satisfactorily moved onto the final stage, wherein Marion, Adele, Courtney and Daniel successfully cut 6 fillets of salmon weighing between 170g and 190g first, gaining their places in the Top 24. Following the mise en place challenge, the remaining contestants had to follow a recipe from Matt Moran, with poor performers gradually eliminated in stages. 10 contestants had their dishes tasted, with Jonathan, Peter, Aaron, Adam, Kate B. and Philip impressing the judges the most, winning their spots in the Top 24.
Apr 22 2010
The 10 contestants who performed worst in Tuesday's signature dish challenge were split into 5 groups of 2 and given 7 hours to drive out to local farms, collect fresh produce, and return to the MasterChef kitchen to prepare a main and a dessert. One contestant, Andrea, found the challenge difficult, and realised that MasterChef was not for her; her withdrawal from the competition forced her partner in the challenge, Philip, to prepare both dishes on his own. Despite this setback, he and 4 others kept their spots in the competition, while 5 contestants were eliminated.
Apr 21 2010
The remaining contestants were asked to prepare their signature dish. In a first for MasterChef Australia the contestants did the judging, with the men voting for their favourite dish from the women, and vice versa. The top 7 vote-getters (4 women, 3 men) were then put into a beef wellington pressure test, with the best man and woman progressing directly to the top 24. The winners, Claire and Jimmy, were the first pair to advance to the Top 24.
Apr 20 2010
The top 50 began with a barbecue challenge, with the freedom to cook whatever they wanted. The 10 worst performers were sent into a pavlova pressure test led by Donna Hay. The 5 contestants who produced the worst pavlovas were eliminated from the competition.
Apr 19 2010

Season 1

72 Episodes

Finale Night - Poh and Julie competed against each other in three rounds consisting of a Taste Test, an Invention Test and a Pressure Test. Points would be earned for each test, with the winner decided based on the final tally after the three tests.
Jul 19 2009
Masterclass Reunion - The Top 20 contestants were reunited in the final Masterclass and revealed what they have been up to since leaving the show. Poh and Julie also challenged George and Gary to a Mystery Box Challenge.
Jul 17 2009
Elimination Challenge 4 - The final elimination round before the final saw the contestants cooking the dishes they would include in self-authored recipe books with cookbook writer Donna Hay acting as the guest judge
Jul 16 2009
Elimination Challenge 3 - The third elimination challenge emulated the pressure test challenge where the contestants had to make a several layered 'Chocolate Mousse' cake.
Jul 15 2009
Elimination Challenge 2 - As Poh had won the pie challenge she designated Malaysian as the theme and picked coconut cream and ling fish for the core ingredients. The contestants had 90 minutes to make two courses.
Jul 14 2009
Elimination Challenge 1 - The contestants had to make two pies - one sweet and one savoury, making their own pastry.
Jul 13 2009
Invention Test 9 - In the first challenge of the Finals Week, the contestants were asked to cook a meal under ten dollars using ingredients bought from the pantry that was converted into a supermarket
Jul 12 2009
Master Class 10 - Pork and Fennel Sausages with Baked Beans, Roast Salmon and Artichokes with Red Wine Sauce, Chocolate Cigar with Sabayon
Jul 10 2009
Taste Test Elimination - Andre and Chris, had to guess ingredients in a pot of Sri Lankan curry
Jul 09 2009
Matt Preston's Formal Dinner Challenge - The contestants had to cook for a dinner party hosted by Matt Preston for four leaders of the Australian food industry, Armando Percuoco, Margaret Fulton, Jacques Reymond and Cheong Liew. The five of them assessed the contestants' dishes, with the two worst performers being nominated for elimination
Jul 08 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 10 - Adrian Richardson
Jul 07 2009
Pressure Test Elimination - Sam, Poh, Chris and Andre had to cook a combination of panna cotta, passionfruit emulsion ("passionfruit slick") and filled macaroon biscuits.
Jul 06 2009
The contestants deliver some festive cheer.
Jul 05 2009
Masterclass 9 - Crepes Suzette, Twice Baked Cheese Souffle, Braised Lamb Shanks, Open Beef Kofta
Jul 03 2009
Taste Test Elimination - Tom and Sam had to guess ingredients
Jul 02 2009
HMAS Kanimbla Challenge - Poh, Justine and Tom returned to the competition
Jul 01 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 9 - Emmanuel Stroobant
Jun 30 2009
The contestants cook their dream menu for the judges.
Jun 29 2009
Invention Test 7 - Three course meal, 'Romance' theme
Jun 28 2009
Masterclass 8 - Fried Rice, Hot Salami Pizza, Seared Scallops with Braised Pork Belly, Lemon and Date Scones
Jun 26 2009
Pressure Test Elimination - Justine and Julie landed in the bottom 2 and had to make a sweet and sour duck stir fry
Jun 25 2009
Hong Kong - Mystery Steamer Challenge and Super Challengee.
Jun 24 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 8 - Tam Kin Pak
Jun 23 2009
Hong Kong - High Tea/Rainbow Fish Challenge
Jun 22 2009
Hong Kong - Arrival/Dim Sum Challenge
Jun 21 2009
Masterclass 7 - Cocktail hour - Kingfish Skewers with Zucchini Salad, Piña Colada, Prawn Saganaki, Raspberry Tart
Jun 19 2009
Taste Test Elimination - Poh and Sam named ingredients in a pot of minestrone.
Jun 18 2009
The contestants cater a wedding on water.
Jun 17 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 7 - Matt Moran
Jun 16 2009
Pressure Test Elimination - Geni, Poh and Andre were in the bottom three and had to make salmon terrine.
Jun 15 2009
Invention Test 6 - Two course meal
Jun 14 2009
Masterclass 6 - Sweet treats - Fetta Blini with Smoked Beetroot, John Dory on the Bone with Vvegetables, Coffee éclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling
Jun 12 2009
The blue team say goodbye to another contestant.
Jun 11 2009
Martini Club Team Challenge
Jun 10 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 6 - Ben O'Donoghue
Jun 09 2009
Pressure Test Elimination - Tom, Poh, Chris and Julie had to make Croquembouche.
Jun 08 2009
Invention Test 5
Jun 07 2009
Masterclass 5 - Lemon Goodness - Lobster Bisque, Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Roast Chicken with Buttery Potatoes, Lemon Diva cupcakes.
Jun 05 2009
The blue team decides whether to send their captain home.
Jun 04 2009
Fresh Seafood Team Challenge
Jun 03 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 5 - Guy Grossi
Jun 02 2009
Pressure Test Elimination - Aaron, Sandra and Julie faced elimination and had to make paella.
Jun 01 2009
John Torode from the UK MasterChef rates the contestants.
May 31 2009
Masterclass 4 - The perfect chip - Snapper in a Bag and Chunky Chips, Risotto with Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese, Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Spinach
May 29 2009
The team captain has the final say as to who should go.
May 28 2009
The teams race to feed the hungry hordes.
May 27 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert
May 26 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert
May 25 2009
The contestants impress the judges with their challenge efforts.
May 24 2009
Masterclass 3 - Soufflés and stir-fries - Chilli and Fennel Squid, Chinese Mushroom Stir-fry with Tofu, Chocolate and Jaffa Soufflé
May 22 2009
The blue team’s decision leaves more than one contestant upset.
May 21 2009
A three course meal for three food critics has the contestants in a tizz.
May 20 2009
The MasterChef contestant takes on the celebrity chef at his own game.
May 19 2009
Pressure Test Elimination - Michelle, Sam and Kate had to cook squid in their challenge.
May 18 2009
Invention Test 2 - Chinese theme
May 17 2009
Masterclass 2 - Class is in - Poached Egg Salad with Tomato Tea (consume), Roast Saddle of Rabbit with White Bean Puree.
May 15 2009
Team Elimination - The Blue Team, headed by Brent, faced elimination
May 14 2009
The teams each prepare a feast for guest judge, Curtis Stone.
May 13 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 2 - Martin Boetz
May 12 2009
Pressure Test Elimination - Julie, Aaron and Linda landed in the Bottom 3 for their disasters in the invention test.
May 11 2009
Invention Test 1 - Italian theme
May 10 2009
Masterclass 1 - Cooking with the masters - Lamb Rack with Pomme Puree, Pain Perdu with Chocolate Mousse.
May 08 2009
Team Elimination - Having lost the challenge, the blue team contemplated who to eliminate
May 07 2009
Sushi Restaurant Team Challenge
May 06 2009
Celebrity Chef Challenge 1 - Manu Feildel
May 05 2009
The contestants cook up a storm in the new MasterChef kitchen. Top 20 Cooking Challenge
May 04 2009
The mystery box challenge gives the judges all the clues they need. Top 20 Revealed
May 03 2009
Two seafood dishes in two hours is the elimination challenge
May 01 2009
In the first ever Masterchef Australia elimination challenge, 12 contestants fighting for their place in the competition choose from a large variety of fresh ingredients and have just 45 minutes to be as creative as possible to impress the judges.
Apr 30 2009
Melbourne
Apr 29 2009
Brisbane and Perth Deliver.
Apr 28 2009
The auditions begin!
Apr 27 2009