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.
In the next mystery box challenge, the contestants must prepare a delicious and perfectly cooked T-bone steak dish. The home cook with the best dish earns immunity and assigns a different type of poultry to the remaining contestants in the elimination round. Later, pressure runs high as the competitors must cook the most important poultry dish and prove that they deserve to stay in the game. Find out which home cook flies the coop.
The judges gather 100 Huntington Beach surfers who are all hungry for fish tacos.
Master Chef sneak peek
Learn how to make Stacey's Lamb and Beef Burger with Pancetta.
This Youngstown, OH native is a hard worker who is determined to win the right way.
Learn how to make Ryan's Clown Burger.
Learn how to make Mike's Stuffed Brie Burger.
Bime learned to cook from his mother and grandmother, inspiring him to put his heart on the plate and a smile on someone's face when they taste his food.
Victoria grew up on a ranch in San Angelo, TX, enjoys cooking internal organs, and is excited for this invaluable experience on season 5 of MASTERCHEF.
The pressure of the competition hits Elise hard.
Savannah watches MasterChef because she believes it was created for home cooks like her who love food and want to show off their talents.
Holy MasterChef hallucinations! This native of Detroit, MI was in her car when she had a vision that helped her realize cooking was what she was born to do.
Tyler got his start cooking by pouring chocolate chips into the batter for his mother. A self proclaimed "fat kid," he loves bringing people together through his cooking.
Texas native Cutter is full of energy and hopes to put his southern charm to good use while competing for the MASTERCHEF title.
Of all the spices in cupboard, variety is the one Whitney values most. This Columbus, OH native thrives on creating new and interesting dishes in the kitchen.
Christine flourishes as the Red Team leader while Willie struggles leading the Blue Team to fill multiple orders.
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