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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.
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 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 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 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.