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In this cooking competition series, aspiring chefs go head-to-head in cooking challenges and then offer their creations to a panel of celebrity judges, who decide which dish is the best. This version of the cooking-contest formula stars Gordon Ramsay, Aar

Wednesday 8:00 PM et/pt on FOX
10 Seasons, 207 Episodes
July 27, 2010
Food, Reality
7.3/10
Cast: Gordon Ramsay, Charlie Ryan, Joe Bastianich, Graham Elliot
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MasterChef Full Episode Guide

  • The Season 10 finale concludes. The kitchen is transformed into a battle ring full of friends, family and former winners ready to watch the chef-testants cook for their lives. The finalists must execute a superior three-course meal for the judges.

  • Returning from their home towns after a whirlwind trip across the pond, the Top Three home cooks are ready to tackle their final dishes in hopes of crossing the finish line and coming out on top! All eyes will be on the chefs as the legendary MASTERCHEF kitchen is transformed into a battle ring full of friends, family and former winners ready to watch their favorite Season Ten chef-testants cook for their lives. The finalists must execute a superior three-course meal for the judges; the entirety of Season Ten has led to this crucial and exciting moment! Only one will win the title of MASTERCHEF, an opportunity to learn hands-on in each of the judges' restaurants and the $250,000 grand prize.

  • The Top Four chefs face their most daunting challenge yet as they compete in the MASTERCHEF semifinal. Still in London, the chefs travel to the beautiful and historic Hatfield House where they must cook for both the MASTERCHEF judges and for British cooking royalty, Nigella Lawson. The chef-testants are given just 60 minutes to cook a finale-worthy venison dish. Then, with only 30 minutes remaining, the judges throw a surprise twist at the home cooks, forcing them to think quick on their feet. Find out which three contestants earn their well-deserved spots in the Season 10 finale.

  • The cooks produce a dish with their own version of homemade sausage in less than an hour.

  • The MASTERCHEF set gets a futuristic spin as the Top Nine enter the kitchen, surprised to see laser lights and smoke machines. There, the judges blow the contestants' minds by introducing acclaimed chef and future of food connoisseur Grant Achatz. With Gordon's help, Grant shows the contestants the art of unconventional plating. The home cooks must use their newfound skills to cook and plate a dish of their choice using an array of props found in the magnificent MASTERCHEF pantry. One will win immunity and a special prize, while the others will face elimination.

  • The Top 10 contestants test their speed in a special team challenge, taking place in one of the most surprising locations of the season: Irwindale Speedway. The judges come racing to the home cooks in speedy race cars before introducing NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte. Told to break into two teams, the contestants are given 75 minutes to cook for 101 race car crew members. One team will woo the judges and secure safety for the week, the other team will face elimination.

  • The surprises continue for the MASTERCHEF contestants. Ready to take on their next elimination challenge, the home cooks walk into the MASTERCHEF kitchen to discover a beautiful tower of macarons. Special guest judge Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles cupcakes, sets the stage for the challenge and gives the home cooks 75 minutes to create one dozen delicious macarons. Find out who impresses and who misses the mark.

  • The Top 12 are in for a sweet treat in this week's immunity challenge. As the home cooks enter the MASTERCHEF kitchen, they are surprised with an array of gorgeous and delectable cakes. In under 75 minutes, the contestants will have to replicate one of the cakes on display for the judges. Discover whose baking skills will reign supreme.

  • With two eliminations on the line, the pressure is on for the losing team in one of the series' most daunting challenges: the tag-team challenge. The home cooks' taste buds go on an extraordinary world tour as they are tasked with creating dishes inspired by the MASTERCHEF shows aired around the world. In just 75 minutes, the home cooks will go around the world, creating a platter featuring meals from the Philippine Islands, India, Italy, Mexico, Morocco and China.

  • The Top 16 home cooks fight for immunity in an epic team challenge. Split into two teams, the corresponding captains are immersed in Italian cuisine, as they head to Joe Bastianich's Los Angeles restaurant, Osteria Mozza, to learn how to make a gourmet, authentic three-course Italian meal. The team captains then make their way back to the MASTERCHEF kitchen to teach their respective teams how to execute the same meal for the judges. Only one team will be safe.

  • The Top 17 remaining home cooks compete in a high-pressure mystery box challenge, inspired by special guest Alessandra Ambrosio, for a shot at immunity. When the judges throw the contestants a curve-ball half-way through the challenge, the home cooks will need to use all their skills to win.

  • The top eighteen battle it out for immunity in an epic team challenge. With only forty-five minutes on the clock, the losing team has to break down a chicken to make a delectable dish in an intensely crucial elimination challenge. Watch as the top eighteen cook for their lives and discover which contestant has to hand over their apron.

  • The Top 18 contestants face their first team challenge in a MASTERCHEF 10th anniversary-themed pool party. The home cooks will be dishing up party food for 100 VIP guests, including former MASTERCHEF contestants and winners. Divided into two teams of nine, it will be a non-stop battle to stay out of eliminations with only one team gaining immunity! Find out who makes the cut and who will fight it out.

  • Competition kicks off for The Top 20 with a culinary boot camp to weed out the cooks from the chefs. For a chance for immunity, the chef-testants' skills are put to the test in a quick-fire evaluation of their culinary expertise. Then, the home cooks face their first mystery box challenge of the season, in which they will make a dish inspired by Chef Gordon Ramsay or be at risk of elimination. Two people will be sent home, leaving eighteen contestants in the running to take home a quarter of a million dollars.

  • With only eight aprons remaining in the audition rounds, the search for the next MASTERCHEF continues. The pressure is on as the home cooks rush to create their signature dish for the judges in just under 45 minutes. A select few will have to concoct a dish so impressive that it wins over all three judges. See who takes the final aprons, marking their spot in the Top 20.

  • Thirty-six of America's finest home cooks enter the MASTERCHEF kitchen in hopes of making it into the Top 20. After a few surprise visitors greet the eager contestants and the cooks learn they will participate in audition rounds, undergoing evaluation from the judges. Only the best of the best will earn an apron and move forward in the competition. A special twist called the "Judges' Pass" will prove to be extremely valuable to one lucky individual.

  • The home cook with the best overall menu will be crowned the winner.

  • The three remaining home cooks will face their final challenge when they are each asked to prepare a three-course menu for the judges.

  • The final four are split into two teams, and will need to cook one incredible entrée for the judges' mentors

  • The Top Five home cooks face a series of pressure-filled skills tests using an incredibly common protein

  • The remaining five receive a heart-warming mystery box challenge, in which contestants will create a dish inspired by their loved-ones.

  • The Top Six face the Restaurant Takeover Challenge at Providence in Los Angeles. The home cooks split into two teams and must feed a dining room filled with 48 guests. The judges will evaluate each team's performance and the losing team will face the challenging pressure test, after which someone will be sent home.

  • The six remaining contestants face a Mystery Box challenge filled with waste

  • The seven remaining home cooks will divide into two teams and race against the clock to serve restaurant-quality dishes to 25 California firefighters.

  • The contestants are told they will be competing in the dreaded Tag Team Challenge.

  • The remaining home cooks split into two teams and are tasked with serving 100 dishes to hungry airmen in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the March Air Reserve Base.

  • The Top 12 face their third skills test in the MASTERCHEF kitchen and replicate the proper way to break down a halibut. Those who fail to impress the judges are then tasked with creating a stunning original dish using their broken-down fish. Some contestants yield a bountiful filet, while others offer up a poor portion of protein. Ultimately, the judges will decide who will be left floundering and sent home.

  • The Top 13 contestants face a mystery box challenge with a stockpot and cooking oil and are tasked with making a dish that features a deep-fried element. An extra layer of pressure is put on the contestants as the judges cook alongside them. The winner of the challenge receives a major advantage in the elimination challenge

  • The Top 14 contestants are split into two teams to compete in a fine dining challenge and are to cook 39 dishes for a group of very discerning judges who have big expectations. Contestants are surprised when diners are revealed and forced to scramble and alter their dishes to accommodate the guests. Ultimately the winning team's recipe will be printed in Family Circle Magazine. The losing team will compete in a cupcake pressure test with special guest and pastry chef Christina Tosi. The judges will decide who will stay and who will be sent home.

  • The Top 14 contestants are split into two teams to compete in a fine dining challenge and are to cook 39 dishes for a group of very discerning judges who have big expectations. Contestants are surprised when diners are revealed and forced to scramble and alter their dishes to accommodate the guests. Ultimately the winning team's recipe will be printed in Family Circle Magazine. The losing team will compete in a cupcake pressure test with special guest and pastry chef Christina Tosi.

  • In this week's first challenge, the contestants face a mystery box filled with fresh seafood and must create a dish using two items from it. The chefs who fail to impress the judges will face an elimination challenge and be asked to upgrade one of the most popular frozen dinner dishes, Salisbury Steak.

  • The contestants head to Malibu, CA, and cook for MASTERCHEF Season Seven winner Shaun O'Neale's wedding

  • The contestants face a mystery box challenge where they must create a dish using one common ingredient

  • This week on MASTERCHEF, the Top 20 venture out of the kitchen and head to the historic Anheuser Busch brewery in Los Angeles for their first team challenge of the season. The two teams must cook a beer-infused lunch for more than 100 employees at the brewery who will each place a vote on his or her favorite dish. The team that receives the least amount of votes will head back to the kitchen for a banana cream pie pressure test that will determine who will be eliminated.

  • In the first skills test of the season, MASTERCHEF host/judge/executive producer Gordon Ramsay teaches the home cooks how to properly break down a crab, before the contestants must replicate his work. The contestants whose skills don't cut it, face an elimination challenge during which Ramsay will show them how to make his signature Crab Benedict dish. It is then up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.

  • In the first mystery box challenge of the season, the Top 24 must prep, cook and plate one dish featuring an ingredient unique to each of their home states. Find out who will be heading home.

  • Forty-three of America's finest home cooks compete in the MASTERCHEF Battle of the Apron challenge, during which they will face off against each other to earn a spot in the Top 24. Then, in the first mystery box challenge of the season, the Top 24 must prep, cook and plate one dish featuring an ingredient unique to each of their home states. Find out who will be heading home.

  • Forty-three of America's finest home cooks compete in the MASTERCHEF Battle of the Apron challenge, during which they will face off against each other to earn a spot in the Top 24. This season brings a new twist: Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sánchez and Joe Bastianich each will have eight aprons to hand out to the home cooks whom they deem worthy - and they then will mentor those contestants throughout the competition.

  • Part 1 of 2. The Season 9 premiere: Forty-three of America's finest home cooks compete in the Battle of the Apron challenge, during which they will face off against each other to earn a spot in the Top 24. This season brings a new twist: Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez and Joe Bastianich each will have eight aprons to hand out to the home cooks whom they deem worthy.

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