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.
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.
Eliminated contestants from this season are given the opportunity to cook their way back into the competition. In the first part of the challenge, the returning contestants must prepare as many perfectly cooked fried eggs as possible, but only two contestants will advance to the next stage. Then, the remaining contestants must prepare a perfect salmon dish that the judges and current contestants will judge in a blind taste test. The contestant whose dish earns the most votes wins a spot back in the MASTERCHEF kitchen.
The Top 7 chefs compete in a mystery-box challenge in which they create dishes inspired by their loved ones. Later, an elimination round featuring a tag-team sushi challenge takes place.
The Top 8 chefs are taken to a remote field for an overnight challenge in which they must cook for sustenance and create lunch for the judges using limited ingredients. Later, the losing team competes in a spun-sugar-dessert pressure test.
Master Chef sneak peek
Graham shares an unusual trick he learned from Joe that will keep burgers rare to medium rare.
From being turned down in Season 3 to struggling early this year, Luca's come a long way to become America's MasterChef.
Love is definitely not in the air among the contestants at this MasterChef wedding.
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.
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.
Originally from Scotland, this amateur chef is a music video director who enjoys modernist cuisine.
Bri really got into cooking her own food her sophomore year in college when she became a vegetarian.
This IT specialist has learned about technique through reading cookbooks and watching other chefs in action.
The contestants utilize different strategies to tackle this challenge - Willie picks a few cans that he feels stand out while Ahran thinks that opening the cans is a waste of time.
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.
After getting cut in the audition rounds last year, Luca is back and determined to go all the way.
While waiting for her blueberry pie to bake, Gordon asks Jaimee what possessed her to get a "New Joisey" neck tattoo.
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