Season 2 Episode 1

Audition #1

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jun 06, 2011 on FOX
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Audition #1
100 amateur chefs are flown to Los Angeles to see if they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef. The contestants prepare their signature dishes for the panel of judges. Only those who impress the judges with their presentation, creativity, and originality will get an apron and move onto the next round. The winner takes home the title of America's Next MasterChef, and $250,000.moreless

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  • The judges confused me.

    Near the middle of the show, Ramsey said that the competition standards are so high that a single grain of too much salt will send you home, yet a contestant who uses truffle oil gets an apron? I'm confused.

    Also I am so tired of the over produced, fake-out dramatic, looks like they are going to be kicked off, wait till the tears are falling, then give them an apron moments. Its being over done. Maybe if there was a little more subtlety the natural drama will be felt and appreciated. Right now it just seems staged for maximum emotional impact. And telegraphing who is getting an apron by showing a produced back ground piece is not working.

    However, the moment with the Scottish contestant was refreshingly real and sincere. More of that would be nice.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Gordon : This place will make or break you.

      Graham : I'm kind of freaked out before we even start. (After watching a contestant admit to taking a couple shots of bourbon before presenting his dish)

      Joe : Generally, if you go to a restaurant and you see truffle oil on the menu, it's a good reason to run away.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Joe : Let's hope your shipwreck is not your Titanic .

      The Titanic was a doomed ship that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from England to New York. It sank on April 15, 1912, and resulted in the deaths of over 1,500 people. One of the deadliest accidents of all time.

    • Gordon : It's Hugh Hefner's breakfast!

      Hugh Hefner launched Playboy , and is a successful businessman who is known to surround himself with many beautiful women.

    • Gordon : Gladys, the X Factor is coming this fall, you're on the wrong show.

      Gladys begins to sing during the plating of her dish to the panel of judges. The X Factor is a show that showcases people's singing abilities in front of a panel of judges. It premieres Fall 2011 on FOX.