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MasterChef Season 5 episodes

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 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

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Premiered: July 27, 2010, on FOX
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