Masterchef contestants have 60 minutes to make a meal out of whatever is in the cans.
The judges talk about the challenges of staging a beach wedding in MasterChef's fifth season.
The visiting chefs comment on what the are looking for and expect from the remaining 3.
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 Boys Team Captain makes an executive decision.
A mystery-box challenge has the Top 16 chefs preparing dishes using canned foods. The winner will work with former "MasterChef" champion Luca Manfe and "MasterChef Junior" winner Alexander Weiss to select a specialty dish for the elimination round.
The Top 3 contestants (Elizabeth Cauvel, Leslie Gilliams and Courtney Lapresi) create dishes for a panel of judges from all 50 U.S. states. The winner earns an automatic spot in the Top 2, while the other two chefs face a pressure test involving desserts.
The remaining home cooks are lucky enough to welcome MasterChef Season 4 winner Luca Manfe and MasterChef Junior winner Alexander Weiss back to the kitchen for some helpful hints.
Joe doesn't waste any time with Cutter and Dans' dish - in the trash it goes!
The Top 4 chefs face one last team challenge.
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Elizabeth impresses the judges with her colorful creation.
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.
The judges' kids visit.
The home cooks prepare a southern luncheon.
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