MasterChef Episodes

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MasterChef Season 3 episodes

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 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 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

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Premiered: July 27, 2010, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Talented home cooks see if they have what it takes to be real chefs while competing for $250,000 and the chance to publish their own cookbook in this reality-cooking series.

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