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MasterChef Season 5 Episodes

19 Episodes 2014 - 2015

Episode 1

Top 30 Compete

Mon, May 26, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 2

Top 22 Compete

Mon, Jun 2, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Top 20 Compete

Mon, Jun 9, 2014 42 mins

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

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Episode 4

Top 18 Compete

Mon, Jun 16, 2014 42 mins

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

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Episode 5

Top 17 Compete

Mon, Jun 23, 2014 42 mins

The cooking competition heats up.

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Episode 6

Top 16 Compete

Mon, Jun 30, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 7

Top 15 Compete

Mon, Jul 7, 2014 42 mins

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

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Episode 8

Top 14 Compete

Mon, Jul 14, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 9

Top 13 Compete

Mon, Jul 21, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 10

Top 12 Compete

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 11

Top 11 Compete

Mon, Aug 4, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 12

Top 10 Compete

Mon, Aug 11, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 13

Top 8 Compete

Mon, Aug 18, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 14

Top 7 Compete

Mon, Aug 25, 2014 42 mins

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

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Episode 15

Top 6 Compete

Mon, Sep 1, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 16

Top 5 Compete

Mon, Sep 8, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 17

Top 4 Compete

Mon, Sep 8, 2014 42 mins

The Top 4 chefs face one last team challenge.

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Episode 18

Top 3 Compete

Mon, Sep 15, 2014 42 mins

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.

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Episode 19

Winner Chosen

Mon, Sep 15, 2014 42 mins

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.

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