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MasterChef Season 7 Episodes

19 Episodes 2016 - 2016

Forty of the best home cooks in the country compete to impress acclaimed celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi, and a rotating cast of guest judges comprised of various culinary icons, in order to advance through the competition and earn the coveted MasterChef title. The contenders must out-cook their rivals through each round of competition and distinguish themselves through a variety of events designed to challenge their culinary knowledge, skills, determination, and creativity. Once the winner is crowned, he or she will not only join the elite company of previous MasterChefs, but will also receive a cookbook deal and a $250,000 grand prize. Wolfgang Puck, Aaron Sanchez, Edward Lee, Kevin Sbraga, and Richard Blais guest star.

Episode 1

Battle for a White Apron, Part 1

Wed, Jun 1, 2016 60 mins

Forty chefs present their signature dishes to the judges for a chance to compete for a cookbook deal and a $250,000 grand prize in Part 1 of the Season 7 premiere.

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Episode 2

Battle for a White Apron, Part 2

Wed, Jun 8, 2016 60 mins

Forty home cooks compete in Part 2 of the Season 7 premiere.

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Episode 3

Wolfgang Puck

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 60 mins

Wolfgang Puck is the guest judge and introduces the Top 20 contestants to their first Mystery Box Challenge, which involves creating a potato dish in 60 minutes. Later, the cooks have an hour to tackle one of Gordon Ramsay's signature recipes in the first elimination challenge.

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Episode 4

A MasterChef Wedding

Wed, Jun 22, 2016 60 mins

The Top 18 cooks split up into two teams to prepare appetizers and entrées for Season 6 contestant Nick Nappi, his bride and their 72 wedding guests.

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Episode 5

A Mexican Mystery

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 60 mins

The Top 17 cooks compete using guest judge Aarón Sánchez's favorite ingredients in a 60-minute mystery-box challenge, and the winner is guaranteed safety from the next elimination. Also: an appearance by Season 6 winner Claudia Sandoval.

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Episode 6

Gordon Ramsay Masterclass

Wed, Jul 6, 2016 60 mins

Ramsay demonstrates how to properly deconstruct a lobster. The 16 remaining home cooks then have 25 minutes each to kill, poach and shell a lobster, with the winner choosing which team he or she will join for the next field challenge. For the second part of the challenge, the contestants prepare lobster tortellini in a seafood broth.

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Episode 7

Vets, Jets and Home Cooks

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 60 mins

The remaining 15 cooks split up into two teams for their second major field challenge, which involves prepping and serving a steak, two side dishes and a sauce for 101 veterans, whose votes will determine which group will face the pressure test.

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Episode 8

The Good, The Bad and The Offal

Wed, Jul 20, 2016 60 mins

Chef Edward Lee is a guest judge who unveils the third mystery-box challenge, which involves preparing four entrées in 45 minutes without spending more than $20 on ingredients. The winner will appear in Family Circle magazine and be exempt from the next elimination challenge.

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Episode 9

A Piece of Cake

Wed, Jul 27, 2016 60 mins

Teens mark their sweet-16s with help from the 12 remaining cooks, who split up into two teams to prepare 30 dishes in one hour for the birthday boys and girls, who will vote on their favorite item. The challenge begins with judge Christina Tosi's signature three-layer cake for the contestants.

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Episode 10

The Weakest Links

Wed, Aug 3, 2016 60 mins

The losing sweet-16 team members must bake a three-layer birthday cake in 90 minutes, and then the remaining contestants are taken to a vegetable patch for their next team challenge, where they'll cook for and serve 100 farmers.

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Episode 11

Sweet Surprise

Wed, Aug 3, 2016 60 mins

The Top 10 cooks have one hour to make breakfast using a chocolate-hazelnut spread, and the winner gets to choose the dish for the next elimination challenge.

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Episode 12

5 Star Food

Wed, Aug 24, 2016 60 mins

"Top Chef" Season 7 winner Kevin Sbraga is the guest judge and cooks alongside the remaining nine contestants as they create a dish using premium ingredients.

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Episode 13

Hot Potato

Wed, Aug 24, 2016 60 mins

The Top 8 cooks face a three-part skill test involving potatoes.

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Episode 14

Tag Team

Wed, Aug 31, 2016 60 mins

Three basic utensils are used by the Top 7 contestants in a mystery-box challenge.

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Episode 15

Pop-Up Restaurant

Wed, Aug 31, 2016 60 mins

Six cooks remain for the pop-up restaurant challenge.

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Episode 16

Family Drama

Wed, Sep 7, 2016 60 mins

Chef Richard Blais is the guest judge for the seventh mystery-box challenge, and four of the five remaining contestants have five minutes to pick 20 ingredients for the next elimination round.

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Episode 17

Critics Choice

Wed, Sep 7, 2016 60 mins

The last four cooks split into teams to prepare either a halibut or duck entrée for VIP food critics, and the losing duo compete in a pressure test involving three pork dishes.

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Episode 18

The Finale, Pt. 1

Wed, Sep 14, 2016 60 mins

In the first part of the Season 7 finale, the Top 3 cooks must create a mouthwatering appetizer in one hour.

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Episode 19

The Finale, Pt. 2

Wed, Sep 14, 2016 60 mins

In the conclusion of the Season 7 finale, the contestants have 60 minutes to whip up an entrée and the same time limit to prepare a dessert. Later, the winner is announced and takes home the trophy, a book deal and a $250,000 grand prize.

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