Masterchef (US)

Continuing Wednesday / 8:00pm FOX (US) 45 min.
Now one of the world's most acclaimed chefs, Gordon Ramsay, is giving you the opportunity to become a "MasterChef"! "MasterChef" is a show that celebrates great people who make great food. The show will give contestants the opportunity to develop their cooking skills while being encouraged, mentored and celebrated by the industry's best!

Season 8

21 Episodes

The remaining chefs compete for the trophy and the $250,000 prize. Guest judge: Joe Bastianich.
Sep 20 2017
The remaining chefs compete for the trophy and the $250,000 prize. Guest judge: Joe Bastianich.
Sep 20 2017
The remaining home cooks will face a series of skills tests that will determine who will make it to the finale.
Sep 13 2017
In this week's mystery box challenge, the Top 6 get a special treat as their family members join them in the MasterChef kitchen. The contestants will then have to cook a dish inspired by their families before competing in an elimination test that will send one or more of them home.
Sep 13 2017
The Top 6 split up in teams for a classic MasterChef challenge - to cook for food critics, writers, and chefs at a pop-up restaurant in a Southern California vineyard. Find out which contestant is eliminated.
Sep 06 2017
In this week's mystery box challenge, the Top 7 must create an Asian-inspired dish that centers around one of the most prominent utensils in culinary history - chopsticks! The winner gets a huge advantage moving forward, leaving the remaining home cooks to compete in a pasta-themed elimination challenge.
Sep 06 2017
The Top 8 head to Big Bear Lake to cook fresh fish. Find out which contestants will be eliminated.
Aug 30 2017
In this week's mystery box challenge, the Top 9 must create a dish that is reminiscent of their favorite family breakfast, using Nutella as the key ingredient. The winner gets a huge advantage moving forward, leaving the rest of the chefs to pair up for a Mexican-themed tag team challenge.
Aug 30 2017
The Top 10 cooks compete in a chicken-and-potato team challenge. Find out which contestants will be eliminated.
Aug 23 2017
In this week's skills test, the Top 11 are given a bag of live crawfish and have to carefully cook them in order to extract the most meat possible. The six weakest cooks go head-to-head in an elimination challenge, during which they will make a crawfish dish created by none other than Gordon Ramsay.
Aug 23 2017
The Top 12 head to Sin City for a team challenge during which they serve 50 VIPs in entertainment and hospitality at Caesars Palace for its 50th Anniversary party. Each guest tastes both teams' dishes and then casts a vote for their favorite dish. The team with the most votes wins, sending the losing team back to the kitchen for a pressure test. It is then up to the judges to decide who heads home.
Aug 16 2017
Reigning champion Shaun O'Neale returns to the MasterChef kitchen, as he chooses ingredients from his new cookbook to be part of the mystery box challenge. The winner receives a huge advantage moving forward, leaving the other chefs to battle it out in a coconut-themed elimination challenge. It is then up to the judges to decide who heads home.
Aug 09 2017
The kitchen is transformed into a full dining room, as it welcomes purveyors of the finest local ingredients, ranging from butchers and vegetable farmers, to beekeepers and herb growers. After splitting into two teams, the home cooks must prepare dishes using the guests' own ingredients. The purveyors then vote on which team created a better dish, forcing the losing team to head back to the kitchen for a pressure test, during which they cook a classic Italian dessert, the cannoli. It is then up to the judges to decide who heads home.
Aug 02 2017
The Top 15 face a mystery box challenge in which they randomly choose from boxes containing a different body part of a cow and use it as the star of a dish. The winner receives a huge advantage moving forward, while those who didn't impress must face off in an elimination challenge. It is then up to the judges to decide who leaves the kitchen.
Jul 26 2017
The home cooks head to Beverly Hills, CA, to take over the dining room breakfast service for The Belvedere restaurant at the iconic five-star Peninsula Hotel. After splitting into two teams, the cooks makes a variety of dishes for diners. The team that fails the challenge has to face a pressure test and cook a perfectly battered fish and chips dish. It is then up to the judges to decide who leaves the kitchen.
Jul 19 2017
The cooks take part in a challenging skills test, during which they must prepare racks of lamb with fine artistry. Those who fail to impress the judges face an elimination challenge that includes recreating Gordon Ramsay's signature lamb chop dish. It is then up to the judges to decide who leaves the kitchen.
Jul 12 2017
The Top 18 face a mystery box challenge that includes cooking some of the finest shellfish in the world. The winner receives a huge advantage moving forward, leaving the rest of the home cooks to compete in an elimination challenge, during which they must create a Gordon Ramsay classic. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who leaves the kitchen.
Jun 28 2017
The Top 19 take it to the sandy shore, where they compete in their first team challenge of the season. The chefs have to prepare and cook fresh fish for 101 lifeguards who then vote on their favorite dish. The losing team has to compete in a pressure test before the judges send one chef home.
Jun 21 2017
In their first mystery box challenge of the season, the Top 20 have to take 12 of the most popular ingredients found on any American home cook's shopping list and make the judges a MASTERCHEF-worthy dish. Whoever wins the challenge has a huge advantage moving forward in the competition.
Jun 14 2017
The remaining chefs compete for a spot in the Top 20. Only nine aprons remain and it is up to the judges to decide who makes it and who goes home.
Jun 07 2017
Forty of America's best home cooks travel to Los Angeles to compete in the Battle for a White Apron challenge, during which they face off against each other to try to earn a place in the Top 20. Judging the battle rounds is Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, and new judge and award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez.
May 31 2017

Season 7

19 Episodes

The contestants have one hour to create entrees and one hour to create a dessert. After evaluating the final dishes, the judges reveal America's next MasterChef, and the deserving home cook walks away with the trophy, a book deal, and the $250,000 grand prize.
Sep 14 2016
In the next challenge, with help from some familiar home cooks, the remaining 3 have one hour to prepare an amazing appetizer dish.
Sep 14 2016
The 4 remaining contestants are given 90 minutes to prepare either a halibut or duck entrée for VIP food critics in the Studio Box challenge. The winning team is exempt from the elimination challenge and the losing team faces the Pressure Test to recreate three pork dishes.
Sep 07 2016
The 5 remaining contestants are introduced to special culinary guest judge Richard Blais – chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author – who reveals the seventh Mystery Box challenge. The winner avoids competing in the elimination challenge and the remaining contestants are given five minutes to shop for a basket full of twenty ingredients. With an unexpected twist in the competition, one is eliminated.
Sep 07 2016
The 6 remaining contestants compete in the series' classic pop-up restaurant challenge.
Aug 31 2016
The 7 remaining cooks compete in their next Mystery Box Challenge using 3 basic utensils to prepare 2 dishes. The contestants are paired up and go head-to-head in the elimination challenge to create a picnic platter.
Aug 31 2016
The Top 8 remaining contenders must battle through a 3-part potato proficiency challenge. Guest judge Kevin Sbraga.
Aug 24 2016
Guest judge Kevin Sbraga cooks alongside the Top 9 in the next Mystery Box Challenge, as they create an impressive dish using unique upscale ingredients. The contestants then go head-to-head in the elimination challenge, cooking with either fresh salmon or canned salmon.
Aug 24 2016
The Top 10 contestants have 60 minutes to prep, cook and plate a Nutella breakfast dish. The winner, who is safe from the next elimination challenge, also gets to choose what dish the other contestants must prepare for the challenge. Is it paella, bibimbap, or risotto?
Aug 03 2016
The remaining 11 contestants are dropped off in the middle of a vegetable field and surprised by the judges – Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, and guest judge Edward Lee – who inform them of their next team field challenge. The teams go head-to-head with 75 minutes to prepare and cook their dishes, followed by 45 minutes to serve more than 100 hungry farmers. The losing team must cook an elevated sausage in a bun in the elimination challenge.
Aug 03 2016
The remaining 12 contestants are broken up into two teams to prep, cook, and plate 30 dishes for teenagers celebrating their Sweet 16 birthdays. Each team receives a surprise box with 16 different ingredients and one protein. They'll have 60 minutes to prepare and present their dishes to the diners, who then vote on their favorite dish. The losing contestants are faced with the Birthday Cake pressure test and have 90 minutes to bake a three-layer birthday cake and then face a dramatic elimination.
Jul 27 2016
The contestants are introduced to special culinary guest judge Edward Lee, who reveals the third Mystery Box challenge. Contestants lift their boxes only to find a $20 bill. They each have 5 minutes to shop for ingredients priced in the pantry without spending more than $20. Then they have 45 minutes to prepare four entree dishes to present to the judges. Not only will the winner and the winner's dish be featured in Family Circle magazine, but they also avoid having to participate in the elimination challenge.
Jul 20 2016
The remaining 15 home cooks separate into 2 teams for the second major field challenge of the competition, cooking for 101 hungry veterans! The 2 teams have 75 minutes to prep, and one hour to serve a dish consisting of a steak, two sides, and a sauce. After a dramatic day out in the field, the veterans have the power to vote for their favorite dish. The team with the most votes is safe in the competition, while the team with the least amount of votes faces the pressure test.
Jul 13 2016
The remaining 16 home cooks get a very special treat leading into the next challenge, as Chef Ramsay demonstrates how to properly deconstruct a lobster. They then each have 25 minutes to kill, poach, and shell a lobster, just as they learned. The winner has the advantage of choosing which team he or she joins for the next field challenge. For the second part of the challenge, Chef Ramsay demonstrates how to make lobster tortellini in a seafood broth. The contestants have 45 minutes to recreate Ramsay’s dish to avoid elimination.
Jul 06 2016
The remaining 17 home cooks are joined by special guests Season 6 winner Claudia Sandoval and guest culinary judge Aarón Sánchez as they reveal the next mystery box challenge. Each contestant has 60 minutes to create their own unique dish using a number of Sandoval's favorite ingredients. The winner of the challenge is safe from the next elimination round and helps to decide the fate of 3 other contestants in the elimination.
Jun 29 2016
The Top 18 home cooks are divided in to 2 teams where they have to prepare appetizers and entrees for season 6 contestant Nick Nappi on his wedding day! Not only do they feel the pressure from Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, and a former contestant but also Nick's bride and 72 hungry wedding guests, the winning team earns a significant advantage in the next elimination challenge.
Jun 22 2016
The top 20 home cooks in America meet guest judge Wolfgang Puck, who introduces the first Mystery Box Challenge - potatoes. The winner has a significant decision going into the elimination challenge, during which they have to replicate one of Chef Ramsay's signature dishes in less than 60 minutes.
Jun 15 2016
The second half of the 40 home cooks have their culinary skills tested as the Battle of the Apron challenge continues.
Jun 08 2016
Forty of the best home cooks in America travel to Los Angeles to compete in the Battle of the Apron challenge and attempt to move forward to compete for the title, a cookbook deal, and the $250,000 grand prize. Judging the battle rounds are Ramsay and Tosi.
Jun 01 2016

Season 6

20 Episodes

In the final challenge in the MasterChef kitchen, the Top Two home cooks have one last chance to prove to the judges that they deserve the MasterChef title by creating a three-course meal. After evaluating the final dishes, the judges reveal America's next MasterChef, and the deserving home cook walks away with a MasterChef trophy, a book deal and the $250,000 grand prize.
Sep 16 2015
In the next challenge, with a little help from a few other home cooks, the remaining three contestants create dishes for 30 restaurant guests who serve an important role in the judges' culinary world. The home cook with the most number of votes moves on in the competition, while the remaining two home cooks face the next pressure test, during which they must complete three classic MasterChef dishes. The home cook with the best dishes moves on to the finals.
Sep 16 2015
The 4 remaining contestants use special ingredients from Gordon and Graham in the next team challenge. Each team must create a unique appetizer and entrée, and create them 3 times. The losing pair face a pressure test in which they must recreate judge Christina Tosi's world-famous Chocolate Malted Layer Cake to see who rounds out the Top 3.
Sep 09 2015
In the next mystery box challenge, the Top 5 home cooks must create a dish using pear, blue cheese, tomato, portabella mushroom, and chocolate. The winner receives both safety from elimination and the power to choose among 4 baskets of ingredients for the elimination challenge, baskets that were put together with the help of the 3 former MasterChef winners.
Sep 02 2015
In the next team challenge, the Top 6 home cooks face the wildly popular restaurant takeover. Each team must complete two appetizer and two entree dishes for the dining guests in a downtown Los Angeles restaurant. The winning team is safe from elimination, while the losing team members face the next pressure test, in which they prep, cook, and plate three different pasta dishes. Find out who can't stand the heat of the restaurant kitchen and who moves on to the Top 5.
Aug 26 2015
In the next mystery box challenge, the remaining home cooks must create a dish using coffee as one of the main ingredients. The winner of the challenge receives a significant advantage in the next pressure test and is safe from elimination. Then, during the pressure test, contestants team up in pairs as they replicate an elaborate party platter.
Aug 19 2015
In the next team challenge, the remaining home cooks split into teams to prepare vegetarian meals for guests of the MasterChef restaurant. Teams have access to any ingredients that they choose in the MasterChef pantry, as long as the dishes are vegetarian. The winning team is safe from elimination, while the losing team must cook in the next pressure test and create delicious well-composed meals using various cuts from an animal head.
Aug 12 2015
The cooks prepare a flambé in a mystery box challenge, and the winner is safe from elimination and also gets to choose which Southern dish the contestants must make. The winner also receives two other significant advantages.
Aug 05 2015
The Top 10 home cooks cook family style when they face their next team challenge and create family style meals for VIP diners. After each team prepares their family style meals, they are greeted by the dinner guests, their family members. Each diner votes for one team's meal and the team with the most votes is safe from the next pressure test. In the pressure test, the losing team home cooks must create a gnocchi-in-brown-sage-butter-sauce dish.
Jul 29 2015
The Top 10 home cooks enter the Wild West when they face their next team challenge and create steak meals for 101 cowboys and ranchers. The team that receives the most winning votes moo-ve on in the competition, while the remaining home cooks face the next pressure test. For the pressure test the losing team bakes tarts and see who can bake their way to victory.
Jul 22 2015
In the next mystery box challenge, the remaining home cooks must create a rice dish in 60 minutes. The contestant with the winning dish will be featured in Family Circle Magazine and do not have to participate in the next elimination challenge. Then, in the elimination challenge, contestants are tasked with creating dishes based on dynamic duo ingredients. Find out who makes it into the Top 10 best home cooks in America.
Jul 15 2015
The remaining home cooks learn from the best as they enter a special taste-it-and-make-it challenge. Each contestant must recreate Gordon Ramsay's signature Beef Wellington. The home cooks with the worst dishes compete in the next pressure test, featuring another Gordon Ramsay dish — scallops with puree of English peas, bacon, and quail eggs, finished with shaved truffles. Find out who can keep up with the master and who is sent home for good.
Jul 08 2015
Each team prepares a two-course menu for the 100th episode celebration, during which VIP guests dine on oyster and caviar appetizers and a duck breast entrée, followed by a special surprise dish by judge Christina Tosi. The losing team faces the next pressure test, in which contestants must create a three-layer birthday cake.
Jul 01 2015
In the next challenge, it's proven that Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day when the home cooks are each tasked to create an elevated breakfast dish in 45 minutes. Not only does the winner have immunity in the next mystery box challenge, but they also receive two additional advantages. Later, in the mystery box challenge, contestants must create TV dinners.
Jun 24 2015
In the second field challenge of the season, the home cooks take a surprise trip to Las Vegas, where they are split into two teams to take over Drai's Nightclub and feed 101 Las Vegas performers. The team who receives the most winning votes from the Las Vegas performer diners is safe from the next pressure test, while the losing team deals with a deuce steak contest at Gordon Ramsay's Steak. In the pressure test, the home cooks face two steak challenges testing temperature and taste, and one contestant is sent home.
Jun 17 2015
The next mystery box challenge has the home cooks come out of their shells and prepare unique crab dishes for the judges. The home cook who prepares the best crab dish receives a significant advantage before the next elimination challenge. Then the remaining home cooks create their versions of sweet or savory dishes, using the same surprise ingredient of corn.
Jun 10 2015
The remaining 20 home cooks face their first team challenge of the season at an amusement park. Once teams are decided, each team is tasked with creating its version of an amusement park burger and fish & chips dish for thousands of amusement park guests. The winning team is safe from elimination, while the losing team has to face the first pressure test of the season, during which the home cooks make 12 cinnamon rolls.
Jun 03 2015
The Top 22 home cooks in America face their first Mystery Box Challenge. Each contestant is given 20 staple ingredients that anyone could find in their home and tasked with preparing a dish for the judges — were the judges to show up at their homes for dinner. The winner of the Mystery Box Challenge receives a significant advantage in the season's first pressure test, during which contestants must make their versions of an apple pie.
May 27 2015
The initial forty cooks continue to battle for a coveted white apron and a spot in the Top 22.
May 20 2015
Forty of the best home cooks in America travel to Los Angeles to present their signature dishes to the distinguished judging panel: Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and new judge Christina Tosi.
May 20 2015

Season 5

19 Episodes

The two top chefs compete in a final pressure test and the judges choose a winner.
Sep 15 2014
One chef moves on to the finals after impressing a panel of judges representing all 50 states and a second finalist is determined based on a challenge involving three classic American desserts.
Sep 15 2014
A final team challenge establishes who moves on to the top three.
Sep 08 2014
Each cook creates a dish inspired by one of their loved ones after they meet with some VIP kitchen guests and all but the winner prepre rare protein dishes to stay in the game.
Sep 08 2014
The remaining six cooks compete in teams and take over a high-end restaurant in Los Angeles. The losing team competes individually in a unique croquembouche pressure test.
Sep 01 2014
The remaining contestants receive hometown encouragement as they prepare savory apple dishes; while the challenge winner is safe from elimination, the other contestants form teams of two and make a variety of dim sum.
Aug 25 2014
The cooks split into teams of two and prepare a poultry dish using different parts of the chicken; two pairs face a pressure test with eggs.
Aug 18 2014
The home cooks split into two teams and create menus of healthy football game concessions for an entire stadium; the cooks on the losing team must create three unique prawn dishes in a pressure test.
Aug 11 2014
For the first time, the contestants get to choose between two mystery boxes: one filled with high-end ingredients and one containing ordinary items; the winner of the challenge chooses which type of stuffed pasta the remaining cooks make.
Aug 04 2014
The cooks prepare romantic dinners for couples celebrating anniversaries; Ramsay's wife joins him for dinner; the losing team create their own truffle recipes for a box of chocolates.
Jul 28 2014
The cooks must create a dish using Alaskan king salmon; during the elimination round, the cooks create a dish using one judge's favorite ingredients.
Jul 21 2014
The remaining 14 cooks work in two sets of teams at a busy, iconic diner in Los Angeles; the members of the losing team must make a three-layer red velvet cake during a pressure test.
Jul 14 2014
The contestants must put aside their difference as they pair up to create a surf-and-turf dish; the challenge losers face a pressure test featuring spring rolls.
Jul 07 2014
The contestants prepare a dish using canned foods; MasterChef winner Luca Manfe and MasterChef Junior winner Alexander Weiss help determine what dish the contestants cook in the elimination round.
Jun 30 2014
The contestants prepare a seafood menu for a beachfront wedding; one team faces a challenge featuring a meal with steak and fries.
Jun 23 2014
The contestants tackle a seafood challenge, with the winner chooses what dessert the others prepare in the elimination round.
Jun 16 2014
The cooks compete to feed 500 male and female troops on a desert Army base; the losing team faces a pressure test featuring blueberry pie.
Jun 09 2014
The contestants must prepare a unique dish in the first mystery box challenge -- which features ingredients typically used in desserts; in the next round, the contestants prepare a classic American dish.
Jun 02 2014
Amateur cooks prepare their signature dishes for the judges in hope of earning a white apron.
May 26 2014

Season 4

25 Episodes

The final two cooks prepare three-course meals; the judges choose the winner.
Sep 11 2013
The remaining three contestants cook more sophisticated versions of the dishes they made in their initial auditions.
Sep 04 2013
The cooks split into two teams for the mystery box challenge.
Sep 04 2013
Two cooks advance to the finals while the remaining three face a pressure test.
Aug 28 2013
The judges are joined by their sons, who help critique a mystery box challenge; re-creating a dish.
Aug 28 2013
The cooks must re-create popular dishes served at a fine-dining restaurant in downtown Los Angeles; the losing team must prepare a perfect plate of fried calamari with a side of marinara sauce.
Aug 21 2013
The cooks must prepare a T-bone steak dish; the challenge winner assigns a type of poultry to the other contestants.
Aug 14 2013
Previously eliminated contestants get the chance to get back in the competition by perfectly frying an egg and preparing a salmon dish.
Aug 07 2013
The cooks create dishes inspired by loved ones; tag-team sushi challenge.
Jul 31 2013
The cooks compete in an overnight challenge; the losing team faces a spun sugar dessert pressure test.
Jul 24 2013
The nine remaining contestants make sausage link dishes using a sausage maker, with the winner choosing the ingredient to be used in the canned versus fresh challenge.
Jul 17 2013
The contestants must prepare fish tacos for hungry surfers; in a pressure test, contestants must prepare a perfect chicken breast three different ways.
Jul 10 2013
Restaurateur Eva Longoria selects Mexican-inspired ingredients for a mystery box challenge.
Jul 10 2013
A meal is prepared for a wedding party.
Jun 26 2013
The contestants deal with a mystery-box challenge that involves an unusual ingredient and a limited pantry; Season 3 winner Christine Ha surprises the chefs.
Jun 26 2013
The contestants prepare a meal for the cast and crew of "Glee." Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison serve as judges.
Jun 19 2013
A mystery-box challenge involving foreign ingredients takes place; chef Lidia Bastianich judges pasta dishes.
Jun 19 2013
Four cooks prepare burger dishes at Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Las Vegas.
Jun 12 2013
The cooks prepare a steak meal for firefighters; the challenge losers cook eggs benedict.
Jun 12 2013
The cooks must prepare a dish using mystery box ingredients, which include cod; two contestants are sent home.
Jun 05 2013
The cooks must create a healthy meal for over 300 school children.
Jun 05 2013
The top 19 contestants face a mystery box challenge; the contestants face elimination.
May 29 2013
The judges pare down the competition in the final round of auditions; the cooks take on a lamb challenge.
May 29 2013
Home cooks present dishes to the judges.
May 22 2013
Home cooks present dishes to the judges.
May 22 2013

Season 3

20 Episodes

The remaining cooks make a final effort to impress the judges; one contestant wins the grand prize.
Sep 10 2012
The final three contestants are asked to reflect on their culinary experiences and create a dish that embodies their personality and passion; the top two contestants are chosen.
Sep 04 2012
The cooks split into two teams to prepare a meal for the judges and three respected chefs; the cooks on the losing team compete against each other.
Aug 28 2012
The cooks select mystery box ingredients that represent who they are; the judges surprise the cooks with a twist; the cooks re-create a dish that Graham Elliot served to the president.
Aug 21 2012
The cooks split into two teams to replicate signature dishes at an award-winning restaurant; the contestants must prepare steak three ways.
Aug 14 2012
The cooks face a mystery box challenge featuring shrimp, with the winner choosing a savory item the hopefuls will have to use in a dessert dish.
Jul 24 2012
Eight previously eliminated contestants return to compete for a chance to rejoin the competition.
Jul 23 2012
Chef Paula Deen selects items for the mystery box challenge, which includes Southern staples and a surprise for the contestants; the challenge winner pairs the remaining contestants, who must prepare a Japanese dish as a team.
Jul 17 2012
The eight finalists must prepare, cook and serve a hearty meal to 101 cowboys; the challenge losers must prepare six eggs four different ways in only 20 minutes.
Jul 16 2012
The cooks must incorporate sea urchin into their creations; the winner of the mystery box challenge assigns the others one of eight different types of fish.
Jul 09 2012
Graham Elliot joins the amateur cooks in a mystery box challenge; two contestants are eliminated.
Jul 03 2012
The contestants are divided into three teams for a food truck challenge; the challenge losers face a pressure test.
Jul 02 2012
The cooks must prepare a high quality dish using $20 worth of ingredients; during the elimination round the cooks try to recreate their favorite desserts.
Jun 26 2012
The judges split the cooks into teams to prepare breakfast for hotel guests; the members of the losing team must prove they deserve to stay in the competition.
Jun 25 2012
The cooks must create a unique dish using unconventional cuts of meat.
Jun 19 2012
The contestants travel to Camp Pendleton, Calif., where they work in teams to prepare a meal for 200 servicemen and women.
Jun 18 2012
The top 18 contestants must create a dish using duck and bananas; the judges challenge the cooks to use unusual ingredients.
Jun 12 2012
The contestants compete in a ground beef challenge.
Jun 11 2012
The judges critique the food and eliminate contestants.
Jun 05 2012
The hopefuls prepare their signature dishes for the judges.
Jun 04 2012

Season 2

20 Episodes

One contestant wins the grand prize of $250,000.
Aug 16 2011
The remaining cooks compete.
Aug 16 2011
The four remaining contestants prepare dishes for the judges from around the world.
Aug 15 2011
The five remaining chefs compete for a spot in the next round.
Aug 09 2011
The six remaining cooks compete for a spot in the next round.
Aug 08 2011
After being spared from elimination, the eight remaining cooks again vie for a spot in the next round; two contestants are eliminated.
Aug 02 2011
The remaining contestants try to impress the judges.
Aug 01 2011
The contestants try to impress the judges and advance to the next round.
Jul 26 2011
The 10 remaining cooks compete for a spot in the next round.
Jul 19 2011
The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.
Jul 18 2011
The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.
Jul 11 2011
The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.
Jul 05 2011
The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.
Jun 28 2011
The contestants hope to impress the judges and advance to the next round.
Jun 27 2011
The contestants form two teams that must cook a five-course meal for hundreds of diners; one contestant is sent home.
Jun 21 2011
The contestants have one hour to make a dish using mystery ingredients; the winner picks the main ingredient in the elimination round.
Jun 20 2011
The contestants prove they are proficient in basic kitchen techniques.
Jun 14 2011
The top 38 contestants are revealed.
Jun 13 2011
Hopefuls vie for a spot in the top 38.
Jun 07 2011
Hopefuls prepare signature dishes in hope of impressing the judges.
Jun 06 2011

Season 1

13 Episodes

The winner is revealed.
Sep 15 2010
After enduring pressure tests and grueling challenges, the remaining chefs compete for $250,000 and a cookbook-publishing deal.
Sep 15 2010
The contestants go fishing, and use their catches for their entrees. Another chef is eliminated.
Sep 08 2010
The contestants undergo a Mystery Box challenge and an Invention Test.
Sep 08 2010
The contestants must cater a high-end wedding, and things go awry when the main course goes missing. The losing team goes back to the MasterChef kitchen to face a pressure test, and one more chef is eliminated.
Sep 01 2010
In their first challenge of the day, the chefs are asked to make a dish with dungeness crab
Sep 01 2010
The remaining chefs need to feed 100 truckers at a remote California truck stop. The losing team returns to the kitchen to face a pressure test, which consists of naming as many foods as they can from a table of farmer's market ingredients.
Aug 25 2010
The contestants are asked to make a single cupcake; chef Cat Cora and the contestants cook at a truck stop.
Aug 25 2010
The cooks prepare their best dishes in hopes of impressing the judges.
Aug 18 2010
One team is safe from elimination after winning a challenge where they spend the day feeding hundreds of Marines; the losing team faces a pressure test.
Aug 18 2010
The cooks must prove that they have mastered basic kitchen techniques; the judges reveal which cooks have made it into the top 14.
Aug 10 2010
Auditions continue as amateur cooks try to impress the judges.
Aug 03 2010
Cooks share their signature dishes with the judges in hopes of advancing to the next round of the competition.
Jul 27 2010