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The contestants must create appetizing dishes from very strange cuts of meat.
The Top three compete; the two finalists are chosen for the finale; 1 person wins $250,000 and the title of MasterChef along with a cookbook publishing deal.
Paula Dean is the guest celebrity chef as the contestants prepare some Southern staples.
Graham Elliot joins the amateur cooks in a mystery box challenge
The first mystery box challenge involves duck and bananas, and the contestants must cook outside their comfort zones with unfamiliar ingredients.
The contestants are faced with a hotel challenge, preparing dishes for room service.
Auditions begin for the newest season of Masterchef.
The remaining chefs are split up into teams. Judges, from the international MasterChef shows, are flown in to sample what America is offering. At least one person will be eliminated.
The hopefuls must create a meal for the military at Camp Pendleton.
36 remaining hopefuls are tested with a ground beef challenge.
The contestants go to the rodeo to create dishes for hungry cowboys.
The remaining contestants face another challenge, as eliminated contestants return to vie for a second chance.
The chefs are split into two teams, each team must prepare 2 appetizers and 2 entrees from L.A.'s famed Patina restaurant in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Based on customer feedback, and performance in the kitchen, the judges will pick the winning team. The losing team must head back to the MasterChef kitchen and take part in a Pressure test. The them of the Pressure test is salmon.moreless
The cooks must prepare a high quality dish using $20 worth of ingredients. During the elimination round the cooks try to recreate their favorite desserts.
The remaining chefs compete in another Mystery Box challenge. The winner has a huge advantage in the elimination round. During the elimination challenge, the chefs must prepare a replica of one of Gordon Ramsay's dishes. At least one person will leave the MasterChef kitchen.
The contestants are divided into three teams for a food truck challenge. The challenge losers face a pressure test.
The Mystery Box challenge is sea urchin.
The remaining chefs face their final Mystery Box challenge. All three contestants are invited into the MasterChef pantry, the elimination challenge is based on Joe's favorite ingredients.