MasterChef Episodes

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MasterChef episodes

Sep 16, 2014: Top 3 Compete; Winner Chosen
Sep 15, 2014: Winner Chosen
Sep 15, 2014: Top 3 Compete
Sep 08, 2014: Top 4 Compete
Sep 08, 2014: Top 5 Compete
Sep 08, 2014: Top 5 Compete; Top 4 Compete
Sep 01, 2014: Top 6 Compete
Aug 25, 2014: Top 7 Compete
Aug 18, 2014: Top 8 Compete
Aug 11, 2014: Top 10 Compete
Aug 04, 2014: Top 11 Compete
Jul 28, 2014: Top 12 Compete
Jul 21, 2014: Top 13 Compete
Jul 14, 2014: Top 14 Compete
Jul 07, 2014: Top 15 Compete
Jun 30, 2014: Top 16 Compete
Jun 16, 2014: Top 18 Compete
Jun 09, 2014: Top 20 Compete
Jun 02, 2014: Top 22 Compete
May 26, 2014: Top 30 Compete
Sep 11, 2013: Winner Chosen
Sep 04, 2013: Top 3 Compete
Sep 04, 2013: Top 4 Compete
Sep 04, 2013: Top 4 Compete; Top 3 Compete
Aug 28, 2013: Top 5 Compete, Part 2 of 2
Aug 28, 2013: Top 5 Compete, Part 1
Aug 28, 2013: Top 5 Compete, Parts 1 and 2 of 2
Aug 21, 2013: Top 6 Compete
Aug 14, 2013: Top 7 Compete
Aug 07, 2013: Top 6 Compete
Jul 31, 2013: Top 7 Compete
Jul 24, 2013: Top 8 Compete
Jul 17, 2013: Top 9 Compete
Jul 10, 2013: Top 10 Compete
Jul 10, 2013: Top 11 Compete
Jul 10, 2013: Top 11 Compete; Top 10 Compete
Jun 26, 2013: Top 12 Compete
Jun 26, 2013: Top 13 Compete
Jun 26, 2013: Top 13 Compete; Top 12 Compete
Jun 19, 2013: Top 14 Compete
Jun 19, 2013: Top 15 Compete
Jun 19, 2013: Top 15 Compete; Top 14 Compete
Jun 12, 2013: Top 16 Compete, Part 2
Jun 12, 2013: Top 16 Compete, Part 1
Jun 12, 2013: Top 16 Compete, Part 1 and Part 2
Jun 05, 2013: Top 17 Compete
Jun 05, 2013: Top 18 Compete
Jun 05, 2013: Top 18 Compete; Top 17 Compete
May 29, 2013: Top 19 Compete
May 29, 2013: Top 19 Revealed
May 29, 2013: Top 19 Revealed; Top 19 Compete
May 22, 2013: Auditions #2
May 22, 2013: Auditions #1
May 22, 2013: Auditions #1; Auditions #2
Sep 10, 2012: Winner Chosen
Sep 04, 2012: Top 3 Compete
Aug 28, 2012: Top 4 Compete
Aug 21, 2012: Top 5 Compete
Aug 14, 2012: Top 6 Compete, Part 3
Aug 01, 2012: Top 8 Compete; Top 7 Compete
Jul 24, 2012: Top 6 Compete, Part 2
Jul 23, 2012: Top 6 Compete, Part 1
Jul 23, 2012: Top 6 Compete, Parts 1 and 2
Jul 17, 2012: Top 7 Compete
Jul 16, 2012: Top 8 Compete
Jul 09, 2012: Top 9 Compete
Jul 03, 2012: Top 11 Compete
Jul 02, 2012: Top 12 Compete
Jun 26, 2012: Top 13 Compete
Jun 25, 2012: Top 14 Compete
Jun 19, 2012: Top 15 Compete
Jun 18, 2012: Top 16 Compete
Jun 12, 2012: Top 18 Compete
Jun 11, 2012: Auditions #3; Top 36 Bootcamp
Jun 05, 2012: Auditions #2
Jun 04, 2012: Auditions #1
Aug 17, 2011: Top 3 Compete
Aug 16, 2011: Winner Revealed
Aug 16, 2011: Top 3 Compete; Winner Revealed
Aug 15, 2011: Top 4 Compete
Aug 09, 2011: Top 5 Compete
Aug 02, 2011: Top 6 Compete
Aug 01, 2011: Top 7 Compete
Jul 26, 2011: Top 8 Compete
Jul 25, 2011: Top 9 Compete
Jul 19, 2011: Top 10 Compete
Jul 18, 2011: Top 11 Compete
Jul 11, 2011: Top 12 Compete
Jul 05, 2011: Top 13 Compete
Jun 28, 2011: Top 14 Compete
Jun 27, 2011: Top 15 Compete
Jun 21, 2011: Top 16 Compete
Jun 20, 2011: Top 16 Revealed
Jun 14, 2011: Elimination Round
Jun 13, 2011: Top 38 Revealed
Jun 07, 2011: Audition #2
Jun 06, 2011: Audition #1
Sep 15, 2010: Winner Revealed - Part 2
Sep 15, 2010: Winner Revealed - Part 1
Sep 15, 2010: Winner Revealed
Sep 08, 2010: Top 6 Compete - Part 2
Sep 08, 2010: Top 6 Compete - Part 1
Sep 08, 2010: Top 6 Compete
Sep 01, 2010: Top 9 Compete - Part 2
Sep 01, 2010: Top 9 Compete - Part 1
Sep 01, 2010: Top 9 Compete
Aug 25, 2010: Top 11 Compete - Part 2
Aug 25, 2010: Top 11 Compete - Part 1
Aug 25, 2010: Top 11 Compete
Aug 18, 2010: Top 14 Compete - Part 2
Aug 18, 2010: Top 14 Compete - Part 1
Aug 18, 2010: Top 14 Compete
Aug 10, 2010: Top 14 Revealed
Aug 03, 2010: Auditions #2
Jul 27, 2010: Auditions #1

Top 3 Compete; Winner Chosen

The fifth season ends as 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. Later, the winner is chosen after the Top 2 compete for the trophy, a book deal and a $250,000 grand prize. read more

Winner Chosen Season 5, Episode 19

In the Season 5 finale, the winner is chosen after the Top 2 compete for the trophy, a book deal and a $250,000 grand prize. read more

Top 3 Compete Season 5, Episode 18

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. read more

Top 4 Compete Season 5, Episode 17

The Top 4 chefs face one last team challenge. read more

Top 5 Compete Season 5, Episode 16

The five remaining chefs create dishes inspired by loved ones. The winner will avoid elimination while the others will be tasked to prepare rare protein dishes. read more

Top 5 Compete; Top 4 Compete

The five remaining chefs create dishes inspired by loved ones. The winner will avoid elimination while the others will be tasked to prepare rare protein dishes. Later, the Top 4 face one last team challenge. read more

Top 6 Compete Season 5, Episode 15

The Top 6 contestants are tasked to take over a high-end restaurant in Los Angeles and report to chef Gordon Ramsay, who serves as the consultant for the dinner service. Later, the losing team faces a pressure test involving croquembouche. read more

Top 7 Compete Season 5, Episode 14

The Top 7 chefs compete in a challenge involving savory apple dishes. Later, they split into teams of two and create pot stickers. read more

Top 8 Compete Season 5, Episode 13

The Top 8 chefs split into pairs and are tasked to prepare chicken dishes using various parts of the bird; and the members of the bottom two teams later face elimination during three pressure tests. read more

Top 10 Compete Season 5, Episode 12

The Top 10 chefs prepare healthy concessions menus for fans at a football game. The fans choose the winning team, and the losers go on to face a pressure test involving prawn recipes. read more

Top 11 Compete Season 5, Episode 11

The Top 11 chefs choose between two mystery boxes, one containing ordinary ingredients and the other holding high-end items. The winner receives immunity and gets to pick which stuffed pasta the remaining cooks will use in the elimination challenge. read more

Top 12 Compete Season 5, Episode 10

The Top 12 chefs create romantic menus for couples celebrating anniversaries, and Gordon Ramsay's wife makes an appearance. The losing team faces a pressure test involving truffles. read more

Top 13 Compete Season 5, Episode 9

Thirteen chefs compete in a mystery-box challenge involving wild Alaskan king salmon. In the second round, the home cooks create dishes using a judge's favorite ingredients. read more

Top 14 Compete Season 5, Episode 8

The remaining 14 chefs prepare classic American fare for customers at Dinah's, a busy diner in Los Angeles. The losing team face a pressure test in which they must prepare an elaborate three-layer red-velvet cake. read more

Top 15 Compete Season 5, Episode 7

The teams prepare surf and turf, and the losing teams face a pressure test involving classic spring rolls. read more

Top 16 Compete Season 5, Episode 6

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. read more

Top 18 Compete Season 5, Episode 4

The remaining 18 chefs compete in a seafood challenge. The winner chooses the dessert to be prepared in the next round. read more

Top 20 Compete Season 5, Episode 3

The remaining 20 chefs compete to provide meals for 500 servicemembers on an Army base. read more

Top 22 Compete Season 5, Episode 2

The finalists have 90 minutes to prepare a unique dish using dessert ingredients. Later, the winner of the challenge decides which dish the remaining contestants will prepare in the elimination round. read more

Top 30 Compete Season 5, Episode 1

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. read more

Winner Chosen Season 4, Episode 25

In the Season 4 finale, the Top 2 finalists (Natasha Crnjac and Luca Manfe) prepare a high-stakes meal before the winner is named. read more

Top 3 Compete Season 4, Episode 24

Conclusion. The remaining three chefs re-create more sophisticated versions of the dishes they prepared during their auditions. read more

Top 4 Compete Season 4, Episode 23

Part 1 of 2. The Top 4 chefs—Krissi Biasiello, Natasha Crnjac, Jessie Lysiak and Luca Manfe—compete in a mystery-box challenge that requires them to prepare a three-course meal using regional ingredients from various areas of the U.S. The losing team participates in a pressure test, after which one contestant is eliminated. read more

Top 4 Compete; Top 3 Compete

The Top 4 chefs—Krissi Biasiello, Natasha Crnjac, Jessie Lysiak and Luca Manfe—compete in a mystery-box challenge that requires them to prepare a three-course meal using regional ingredients from various areas of the U.S. The losing team participates in a pressure test, after which one contestant is eliminated. Later, the remaining three chefs re-create more sophisticated versions of the dishes they prepared during their auditions. read more

Top 5 Compete, Part 2 of 2 Season 4, Episode 22

Conclusion. The Top 5 chefs visit a ranch and prepare a Southern-inspired meal for charity volunteers. read more

Top 5 Compete, Part 1 Season 4, Episode 21

Part 1 of 2. The judges' sons evaluate a mystery-box challenge; and the Top 5 contestants try to re-create a special dish. read more

Top 5 Compete, Parts 1 and 2 of 2

The judges' sons evaluate a mystery-box challenge; and the Top 5 contestants try to re-create a special dish. Later, the chefs visit a ranch and prepare a Southern-inspired meal for charity volunteers. read more

Top 6 Compete Season 4, Episode 20

The Top 6 chefs are tasked to re-create popular dishes at a fine-dining establishment in downtown Los Angeles. Later, the losing team must prepare fried calamari in a pressure test. read more

Top 7 Compete Season 4, Episode 19

The Top 7 contestants compete in a mystery-box challenge in which they must cook up T-bone steaks. Later, they face an elimination round involving poultry. read more

Top 6 Compete Season 4, Episode 18

Contestants that were ousted earlier in the season get a chance to earn their spot back. First, they must cook as many fried eggs as possible, and the Top 2 chefs from that test advance to a blind-taste-test challenge involving salmon, with the winner getting to rejoin the competition. read more

Top 7 Compete Season 4, Episode 17

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. read more

Top 8 Compete Season 4, Episode 16

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. read more

Top 9 Compete Season 4, Episode 15

The Top 9 chefs create sausage-link dishes, and the winner gets to choose which ingredient the remaining contestants will use in the canned-vs.-fresh elimination challenge. read more

Top 10 Compete Season 4, Episode 14

Conclusion. The Top 10 chefs whip up fish tacos for a large group of surfers at the beach. The winning team receives tickets to the 2013 MLB All-Star game; the losing team faces a pressure test. read more

Top 11 Compete Season 4, Episode 13

Part 1 of 2. The Top 11 chefs compete in a mystery-box challenge featuring Mexican ingredients chosen by Eva Longoria. read more

Top 11 Compete; Top 10 Compete

Eva Longoria chooses Mexican ingredients for the mystery-box challenge. Later, the chefs whip up fish tacos for a large group of surfers at the beach. The winning team receives tickets to the 2013 MLB All-Star game; the losing team faces a pressure test. read more

Top 12 Compete Season 4, Episode 12

Conclusion. A meal is prepared for a wedding party. read more

Top 13 Compete Season 4, Episode 11

Part 1 of 2. The contestants deal with a mystery-box challenge that involves an unusual ingredient and a limited pantry; Season 3 winner Christine Ha surprises the chefs. read more

Top 13 Compete; Top 12 Compete

The contestants deal with a mystery-box challenge that involves an unusual ingredient and a limited pantry; Season 3 winner Christine Ha surprises the chefs. Later, a meal is prepared for a wedding party. read more

Top 14 Compete Season 4, Episode 10

Conclusion. The contestants prepare a meal for the cast and crew of "Glee." Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison serve as judges. read more

Top 15 Compete Season 4, Episode 9

Part 1 of 2. A mystery-box challenge involving foreign ingredients takes place; chef Lidia Bastianich judges pasta dishes. read more

Top 15 Compete; Top 14 Compete

A mystery-box challenge involving foreign ingredients takes place; chef Lidia Bastianich judges pasta dishes. Later, the contestants prepare a meal for the cast and crew of "Glee." Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison serve as judges. read more

Top 16 Compete, Part 2 Season 4, Episode 8

Conclusion. The bottom four contestants create burger dishes in Las Vegas. read more

Top 16 Compete, Part 1 Season 4, Episode 7

Part 1 of 2. The Top 16 chefs whip up steak dinners for firefighters, and the losing team must then face a pressure test. read more

Top 16 Compete, Part 1 and Part 2

The Top 16 chefs whip up steak dinners for firefighters, and the losing team must then face a pressure test. Later, the bottom four contestants create burger dishes in Las Vegas. read more

Top 17 Compete Season 4, Episode 6

Conclusion. Chef Ramsay participates in a mystery-box challenge. read more

Top 18 Compete Season 4, Episode 5

Part 1 of 2. The Top 18 contestants create healthy meals for 300 children at a local elementary school. read more

Top 18 Compete; Top 17 Compete

The Top 18 contestants create healthy meals for 300 children at a local elementary school. Later, Chef Ramsay participates in a mystery-box challenge. read more

Top 19 Compete Season 4, Episode 4

Conclusion. The Top 19 contestants participate in their first mystery-box challenge and face the initial elimination round. read more

Top 19 Revealed Season 4, Episode 3

Part 1 of 2. The Top 19 contestants are revealed after the final round of auditions. read more

Top 19 Revealed; Top 19 Compete

The Top 19 contestants are revealed after the final round of auditions. Later, the contestants participate in their first mystery-box challenge and face the initial elimination round. read more

Auditions #2 Season 4, Episode 2

Conclusion. Auditions continue in Los Angeles. read more

Auditions #1 Season 4, Episode 1

Part 1 of 2. Home cooks representing 26 states arrive in Los Angeles to compete for the title of MasterChef and the $250,000 grand prize in the Season 4 premiere. Each hopeful prepares a signature dish and presents it to judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, who rate on flavor, creativity and presentation. read more

Auditions #1; Auditions #2

Home cooks representing 26 states arrive in Los Angeles to compete for the title of MasterChef and the $250,000 grand prize in the Season 4 premiere. Each hopeful prepares a signature dish and presents it to judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, who rate on flavor, creativity and presentation. read more

Winner Chosen Season 3, Episode 20

Conclusion. The final two cooks face off one last time in the kitchen in the Season 3 finale. Each conceptualizes and prepares a three-course meal for the judges, who will then determine the winner. At stake is a cookbook deal and a $250,000 grand prize. read more

Top 3 Compete Season 3, Episode 19

Part 1 of 2. Season 3 finale: The three remaining hopefuls are tasked with creating a dish that best embodies their personality and passion for food. Then, each prepares a pair of legs—chicken, lamb and frog—in hopes of scoring a spot in the Top 2. read more

Top 4 Compete Season 3, Episode 18

Four hopefuls remain, and they must work in teams of two to prepare a gourmet meal for three world-renowned chefs: Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy. The winning pair will each earn a spot in the Top 3, while the losing team face off in a pressure test featuring soufflé. read more

Top 5 Compete Season 3, Episode 17

A game-changing twist surprises the five remaining hopefuls during a mystery-box challenge. Later, the wannabe chefs are tasked with re-creating one of Graham Elliot's signature dishes that he served to President Obama at his flagship restaurant. read more

Top 6 Compete, Part 3 Season 3, Episode 16

Conclusion. The six remaining hopefuls compete in a team challenge at Hatfield's, a Hollywood hot spot, where they attempt to replicate the acclaimed restaurant's signature dishes. Later, members of the losing team face off in an elimination challenge that requires them to prepare steak three different ways. read more

Top 8 Compete; Top 7 Compete

The remaining hopefuls are taken to a Southern California rodeo, where they'll work in teams to feed a hearty meal to 101 hungry cowboys. Later, Paula Deen is a guest judge for a Southern-inspired mystery-box challenge. read more

Top 6 Compete, Part 2 Season 3, Episode 15

Part 2 of 3. The seven remaining hopefuls find shrimp in the mystery basket, and must make standout dishes with a very limited pantry. The winner then determines which savory ingredient the others will have to incorporate into desserts in the elimination round. read more

Top 6 Compete, Part 1 Season 3, Episode 14

Part 1 of 2. Eight previously eliminated contestants return and compete for a chance to win back their aprons and continue on in the competition. Each hopeful selects one ingredient to make up the mystery box, and then they are required to use all of the items to create a dish that proves they are worthy of a second chance. read more

Top 6 Compete, Parts 1 and 2

Eight previously eliminated contestants return and compete for a chance to win back their aprons and continue on in the competition. Later, the hopefuls find shrimp in the mystery basket and must make standout dishes with a very limited pantry. read more

Top 7 Compete Season 3, Episode 13

Paula Deen is a guest judge for a Southern-inspired mystery-box challenge. Later, the hopefuls are paired up to cook a complicated Japanese dish. read more

Top 8 Compete Season 3, Episode 12

The amateur chefs are taken to a Southern California rodeo, where they'll work in teams to feed a hearty meal to 101 hungry cowboys. Members of the winning team advance to the next round of competition, while the others face off in a pressure test that has them preparing six eggs in four different ways. read more

Top 9 Compete Season 3, Episode 11

The nine remaining hopefuls must prepare uni, or sea urchin, during a mystery-box challenge. The winner then assigns each of the other contestants one of eight different types of fish for the elimination challenge. read more

Top 11 Compete Season 3, Episode 10

Judge Graham Elliot joins the amateur cooks in the kitchen, taking part in a mystery-box challenge. Later, a double elimination sends two hopefuls home. read more

Top 12 Compete Season 3, Episode 9

The 12 remaining hopefuls are split into three teams for a food-truck challenge that requires them to create budget-friendly meals for beachgoers. read more

Top 13 Compete Season 3, Episode 8

A budget-friendly mystery-box challenge requires the wannabe chefs to create a gourmet meal using only $20 worth of ingredients. Later, another hopeful is sent packing. read more

Top 14 Compete Season 3, Episode 7

The hopefuls get an early-morning wakeup call from the judges, who split them into teams and task them with cooking breakfast for hungry hotel guests. read more

Top 15 Compete Season 3, Episode 6

Fifteen hopefuls remain, and they're tasked with creating unique dishes using unconventional—and unappetizing—cuts of meat in a challenge that tests their resourcefulness. read more

Top 16 Compete Season 3, Episode 5

Culinary boot camp awaits the 16 remaining hopefuls at California's Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, where they'll work in teams to prepare a healthy, balanced meal for 200 servicemen and women. read more

Top 18 Compete Season 3, Episode 4

The Top 18 must create gourmet dishes using duck and bananas. Later, they're challenged to cook with unusual and intimidating ingredients. read more

Auditions #3; Top 36 Bootcamp Season 3, Episode 3

The final round of auditions is held in Los Angeles. Then, the 36 remaining hopefuls compete in a ground-beef challenge in hopes of earning a spot in the Top 18. read more

Auditions #2 Season 3, Episode 2

Auditions continue in Los Angeles. read more

Auditions #1 Season 3, Episode 1

Talented home cooks representing 23 states arrive in Los Angeles and begin competing for the title of MasterChef and the $250,000 grand prize in the Season 3 premiere. Each hopeful prepares a signature dish and presents it to judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, who will rate on flavor, originality, creativity and presentation. read more

Top 3 Compete Season 2, Episode 19

The three remaining finalists compete in the penultimate challenge. read more

Winner Revealed Season 2, Episode 20

The winner is announced after a grueling final challenge in the Season 2 finale. read more

Top 3 Compete; Winner Revealed

The Top 3 chefs face off in a grueling final challenge, and the judges determine the winner in the Season 2 finale. At stake is $250,000 and the coveted title of MasterChef. read more

Top 4 Compete Season 2, Episode 18

The final four chefs compete in their last team challenge, which finds them cooking for an international panel of "MasterChef" judges. The Top 3 advance to the finals. read more

Top 5 Compete Season 2, Episode 17

The Top 5 chefs compete. read more

Top 6 Compete Season 2, Episode 16

The Top 6 hopefuls compete in another grueling culinary challenge. read more

Top 7 Compete Season 2, Episode 15

The seven remaining chefs compete. read more

Top 8 Compete Season 2, Episode 14

The Top 8 chefs face off. read more

Top 9 Compete Season 2, Episode 13

Live Dungeness crabs are found in the mystery box. Later, the hopefuls prepare romantic meals. read more

Top 10 Compete Season 2, Episode 12

The Top 10 cook for the judges' mothers. Later, they must prepare eggs Benedict. read more

Top 11 Compete Season 2, Episode 11

The hopefuls cook lobsters. Later, they compete in an aphrodisiac challenge. read more

Top 12 Compete Season 2, Episode 10

The wannabe chefs cook for 300 people when catering a glamorous Hollywood party. read more

Top 13 Compete Season 2, Episode 9

Vegetarian meals are made by the 13 remaining hopefuls. Then, Season 1 winner Whitney Miller shows up and challenges the wannabe chefs to prepare a dish from her cookbook. read more

Top 14 Compete Season 2, Episode 8

The Top 14 are divided into two teams and must work together to feed homemade sausage to 101 hungry bikers. read more

Top 15 Compete Season 2, Episode 7

The 15 remaining hopefuls in a dessert challenge with limited ingredients. read more

Top 16 Compete Season 2, Episode 6

The Top 16 wannabe chefs cook a five-course meal for hundreds of people in a downtown Los Angeles cafeteria. read more

Top 16 Revealed Season 2, Episode 5

The wannabe chefs have one hour to prepare a dish using surprise ingredients found in a mystery box. Later, two hopefuls are eliminated. read more

Elimination Round Season 2, Episode 4

The remaining hopefuls are tested on basic kitchen techniques, from chopping apples to cooking a chicken to perfection. read more

Top 38 Revealed Season 2, Episode 3

The field is narrowed down to 38. read more

Audition #2 Season 2, Episode 2

More talented home cooks prepare their signature dishes in hopes of moving on to the next round in the second batch of auditions. read more

Audition #1 Season 2, Episode 1

One hundred amateur cooks arrive in Los Angeles and begin their quest to become real chefs in the Season 2 opener. Each hopeful will prepare a signature dish and present it to the judges: Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot Bowles and Joe Bastianich. read more

Winner Revealed - Part 2 Season 1, Episode 13

Conclusion. Gordon Ramsay announces the winner in the Season 1 finale. At stake is $250,000, a cookbook deal and the title of "America's Best Home Cook." read more

Winner Revealed - Part 1 Season 1, Episode 12

Part 1 of 2. Gordon Ramsay announces the winner in the Season 1 finale. At stake: $250,000, a cookbook deal and the title of "America's Best Home Cook." read more

Winner Revealed

Gordon Ramsay announces the winner in the Season 1 finale. At stake is $250,000, a cookbook deal and the title of "America's Best Home Cook." read more

Top 6 Compete - Part 2 Season 1, Episode 11

Conclusion. The remaining contestants are tasked with fishing and using only their catches to create an entrée. read more

Top 6 Compete - Part 1 Season 1, Episode 10

Part 1 of 2. The remaining contestants are tasked with fishing and using only their catches to create an entrée. read more

Top 6 Compete

The remaining contestants are tasked with fishing and using only their catches to create an entrée. read more

Top 9 Compete - Part 2 Season 1, Episode 9

Conclusion. The remaining hopefuls are tasked with catering a high-end wedding, and when the main course goes missing, the judges are not impressed. read more

Top 9 Compete - Part 1 Season 1, Episode 8

Part 1 of 2. The remaining hopefuls are tasked with catering a high-end wedding. read more

Top 9 Compete

The remaining hopefuls are tasked with catering a high-end wedding, and when the main course goes missing, the judges are not impressed. read more

Top 11 Compete - Part 2 Season 1, Episode 7

Conclusion. Iron Chef Cat Cora takes the hopefuls to a truck stop for a team challenge. read more

Top 11 Compete - Part 1 Season 1, Episode 6

Part 1 of 2. The contestants are tasked with making a single cupcake, which proves to be more difficult than it sounds. read more

Top 11 Compete

The contestants are tasked with making a single cupcake, which proves to be more difficult than it sounds. Later, Iron Chef Cat Cora takes them to a truck stop for a team challenge. read more

Top 14 Compete - Part 2 Season 1, Episode 5

Conclusion. A team challenge has the 14 remaining hopefuls working together to feed hundreds of Marines at California's Camp Pendleton. read more

Top 14 Compete - Part 1 Season 1, Episode 4

Part 1 of 2. A team challenge has the 14 remaining hopefuls working together to feed hundreds of marines at California's Camp Pendleton. read more

Top 14 Compete

A team challenge has the 14 remaining hopefuls working together to feed hundreds of Marines at California's Camp Pendleton. read more

Top 14 Revealed Season 1, Episode 3

Half of the 30 hopefuls are eliminated after they're tested on basic kitchen techniques, from slicing onions to cooking eggs. read more

Auditions #2 Season 1, Episode 2

More amateur chefs prepare their signature dishes for the judges in the second set of auditions. read more

Auditions #1 Season 1, Episode 1

Talented home cooks begin their quest to be real chefs in the opener of the series that has them competing for $250,000 and the chance to publish their own cookbook. Their culinary creations will be judged by chefs Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot Bowles, and restaurateur Joe Bastianich. read more

MasterChef Episode: "Top 6 Compete"

Episode Synopsis: The remaining contestants are tasked with fishing and using only their catches to create an entrée.
Original Air Date: Sep 8, 2010

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Premiered: July 27, 2010, on FOX
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