Auditions begin for the newest season of Masterchef.
36 remaining hopefuls are tested with a ground beef challenge.
The first mystery box challenge involves duck and bananas, and the contestants must cook outside their comfort zones with unfamiliar ingredients.
The hopefuls must create a meal for the military at Camp Pendleton.
The contestants must create appetizing dishes from very strange cuts of meat.
The contestants are faced with a hotel challenge, preparing dishes for room service.
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 contestants are divided into three teams for a food truck challenge. The challenge losers face a pressure test.
Graham Elliot joins the amateur cooks in a mystery box challenge
The Mystery Box challenge is sea urchin.
The contestants go to the rodeo to create dishes for hungry cowboys.
Paula Dean is the guest celebrity chef as the contestants prepare some Southern staples.
The remaining contestants face another challenge, as eliminated contestants return to vie for a second chance.