The remaining home cooks prepare romantic dinners for couples celebrating their anniversaries.
The home cooks go head to head with the judges.
The contestants take over a classic American diner.
It's a surf and turf team challenge.
The competition heats up.
In the second mystery box challenge this season, the Top 18 contestants take on an intimidating seafood challenge.
The remaining 20 home cooks feed an army of 500 servicemen and women on a desert base.
The top finalists face their first mystery box challenge.
The search begins for America's best home cook.
This Season Pass includes all current episodes and will include future episodes after broadcast date as they become available. Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, along with fellow judges restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot, return for Season Five, putting the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds and turning one home cook into a culinary master.
The Top Two finalists have one last chance to prove to the judges that they have the passion, skill and drive worthy of the MASTERCHEF title. In their final challenge in the MASTERCHEF kitchen, the two home cooks will conceptualize and prepare the most important three-course meal of their lives. Later, the judges will reveal America’s next MASTERCHEF, and the deserving home cook will walk away with a MASTERCHEF trophy, a book deal and the $250,000 grand prize. Find out whose culinary dreams will turn into a reality.
The judges challenge the remaining three contestants to cook with the same ingredients they used in their initial auditions, while creating an elevated and sophisticated version of the same dish. The home cooks must demonstrate how far they’ve come in the competition in order to earn a spot in the finale and move one step closer to winning a life-changing grand prize.
The final four cooks will split into two teams in the next mystery box challenge, and they will prepare a three-course meal using notable ingredients from all over the United States. The winning team will be safe from elimination, while the members of the losing team will go head-to-head in a chocolate desserts pressure test that will end the competition for one home cook.
In a field challenge, the remaining five home cooks visit a ranch where they will each prepare one Southern-inspired dish as part of a special summer luncheon for local charity volunteers. Guest judge Paula Deen will determine which two home cooks will immediately advance to the Top Four, while the bottom three contestants will face a pressure test that will end the competition for one home cook.
The judges' kids visit.
In the next team challenge, home cooks take over WP24, a fine-dining, downtown Los Angeles restaurant, and are tasked to re-create some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, including appetizers and entrees. With limited time to prep, cook and serve a discerning group of diners, the pressure is on in the kitchen, and the judges and the diners have a tough decision to determine the winning team. Later, the losing team faces elimination in another heated pressure test, where the remaining contestants must execute a perfect plate of fried calamari with a side of marinara sauce. Find out which contestant is sent home after another emotional elimination.
Bethy's food-oriented big Greek family and her love of competition led her to the MasterChef kitchen.
Dan found himself overwhelmed when meeting the judges for the first time. Now, instead of watching the judges safely from home on his couch, this Lexington, KY native must put his best fork forward in the MASTERCHEF kitchen.
Watch out! For this challenge, home cooks can be paired with their worst enemy.
The judges talk about the challenges of staging a beach wedding in MasterChef's fifth season.
The search for America's best home cook begins again! Get a behind the scenes look at Season 4 here.
Graham reveals "skin-deep" facts about himself that we might not see on MasterChef.
Elizabeth Cauvel plans to use her Brooklyn street smarts to keep her friends close and her enemies closer in the competition.
Cooking means family to Palo Alto, CA native Ahran Cho who likes to help cook for the family when her parents are busy.
Jordan picked up cooking five years ago when his mother passed away from brain cancer, finding it to be a terrific way to bring his family closer together.
Originally from Scotland, this amateur chef is a music video director who enjoys modernist cuisine.
This Houston-based church musician loves cooking desserts for his loved ones and hopes to appeal to each judge's sweet tooth with his delectable creations.
Elise Mayfield specializes in southern comfort foods and baking. Cooking is her connection back to her home and her family. She is ready to prove her spot in the MASTERCHEF kitchen!
Gordon fillets a fish faster than the home cooks can grab their ingredients.
Willie leads the contestants in a group sing-along. See more of this talented group that can both cook and sing!
New Orleans native Christian Green is excited to put his cooking skills to the test while competing in the MASTERCHEF kitchen!
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