The judges gather 100 Huntington Beach surfers who are all hungry for fish tacos.
Love is definitely not in the air among the contestants at this MasterChef wedding.
This Youngstown, OH native is a hard worker who is determined to win the right way.
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.
Thirty chefs present their signature dishes to the judges for a chance to compete for a cookbook deal and a $250,000 grand prize in the Season 5 premiere.
The pressure of the competition hits Elise hard.
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.
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.
The home cooks learn they're hosting a banquet for a group of true American heroes: 101 firefighters.
Jonny is a big guy with a big appetite who loves to cook.
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.
Are you hungry for some Louisiana-style cooking? Watch as Graham prepares James' Spicy Crab Creole!
Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot and restaurateur Joe Bastianich give a sneak peek into the challenges and competition of MasterChef season 5.
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.
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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.
The top three compete.
The top four compete.
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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 judges get some very special help from their sons, who stop by the MASTERCHEF kitchen to judge the next mystery box challenge. The judges’ kids will choose the mystery box ingredients and help their dads pick the best and worst dishes.
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.
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The judges' kids visit.
The home cooks prepare a southern luncheon.
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.
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