Affiche Masterchef (2005)
  • 10 saisons
  • 341 épisodes
  • Début :
    2005
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John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. Those who make it through to the quarter-final must prove their knowledge and passion for food. The heats have produced four exceptional cooks, but only one of them will make it through today to become a semi-finalist. Initially named Masterchef Goes Large, the series changed it's name to Masterchef in 2008.

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Saisons & épisodes Les résumés de tous les épisodes de Masterchef (2005)

S01E01 Episode 1 21/02/2005
S01E02 Episode 2 22/02/2005
S01E03 Episode 3 23/02/2005
S01E04 Episode 4 24/02/2005
S01E05 Episode 5 25/02/2005
S01E06 Episode 6 28/02/2005
S01E07 Episode 7 01/03/2005
S01E08 Episode 8 02/03/2005
S01E09 Episode 9 03/03/2005
S01E10 Episode 10 04/03/2005
S01E11 Episode 11 07/03/2005
S01E12 Episode 12 08/03/2005
S01E13 Episode 13 09/03/2005
S01E14 Episode 14 10/03/2005
S01E15 Episode 15 11/03/2005
S01E16 Episode 16 14/03/2005
S01E17 Episode 17 15/03/2005
S01E18 Episode 18 16/03/2005
S01E19 Episode 19 17/03/2005
S01E20 Episode 20 18/03/2005
S01E21 Episode 21 21/03/2005
S01E22 Episode 22 22/03/2005
S01E23 Episode 23 23/03/2005
S01E24 Episode 24 24/03/2005
S01E25 Episode 25 25/03/2005
S01E26 Episode 26 28/03/2005
S01E27 Episode 27 29/03/2005
S01E28 Episode 28 30/03/2005
S01E29 Episode 29 31/03/2005
S01E30 Episode 30 01/04/2005
S02E01 Episode 1 23/01/2006
S02E02 Episode 2 24/01/2006
S02E03 Episode 3 25/01/2006
S02E04 Episode 4 26/01/2006
S02E05 Episode 5 27/01/2006
S02E06 Episode 6 30/01/2006
S02E07 Episode 7 31/01/2006
S02E08 Episode 8 01/02/2006
S02E09 Episode 9 02/02/2006
S02E10 Episode 10 03/02/2006
S02E11 Episode 11 06/02/2006
S02E12 Episode 12 07/02/2006
S02E13 Episode 13 08/02/2006
S02E14 Episode 14 09/02/2006
S02E15 Episode 15 10/02/2006
S02E16 Episode 16 13/02/2006
S02E17 Episode 17 14/02/2006
S02E18 Episode 18 15/02/2006
S02E19 Episode 19 16/02/2006
S02E20 Episode 20 17/02/2006
S02E21 Episode 21 20/02/2006
S02E22 Episode 22 21/02/2006
S02E23 Episode 23 22/02/2006
S02E24 Episode 24 23/02/2006
S02E25 Episode 25 24/02/2006
S02E26 Episode 26 27/02/2006
S02E27 Episode 27 28/02/2006
S02E28 Episode 28 01/03/2006
S02E29 Episode 29 02/03/2006
S02E30 Episode 30 03/03/2006
S02E31 Episode 31 06/03/2006
S02E32 Episode 32 07/03/2006
S02E33 Episode 33 08/03/2006
S02E34 Episode 34 09/03/2006
S02E35 Episode 35 10/03/2006
S02E36 Episode 36 13/03/2006
S02E37 Episode 37 14/03/2006
S02E38 Episode 38 15/03/2006
S02E39 Episode 39 16/03/2006
S02E40 Episode 40 17/03/2006
S03E01 Episode 1 22/01/2007
S03E02 Episode 2 23/01/2007
S03E03 Episode 3 24/01/2007
S03E04 Episode 4 25/01/2007
S03E05 Episode 5 26/01/2007
S03E06 Episode 6 29/01/2007
S03E07 Episode 7 30/01/2007
S03E08 Episode 8 31/01/2007
S03E09 Episode 9 01/02/2007
S03E10 Episode 10 02/02/2007
S03E11 Episode 11 05/02/2007
S03E12 Episode 12 06/02/2007
S03E13 Episode 13 07/02/2007
S03E14 Episode 14 08/02/2007
S03E15 Episode 15 09/02/2007
S03E16 Episode 16 12/02/2007
S03E17 Episode 17 13/02/2007
S03E18 Episode 18 14/02/2007
S03E19 Episode 19 15/02/2007
S03E20 Episode 20 16/02/2007
S03E21 Episode 21 19/02/2007
S03E22 Episode 22 20/02/2007
S03E23 Episode 23 21/02/2007
S03E24 Episode 24 22/02/2007
S03E25 Episode 25 23/02/2007
S03E26 Episode 26 26/02/2007
S03E27 Episode 27 27/02/2007
S03E28 Episode 28 28/02/2007
S03E29 Episode 29 01/03/2007
S03E30 Episode 30 02/03/2007
S03E31 Episode 31 05/03/2007
S03E32 Episode 32 06/03/2007
S03E33 Episode 33 07/03/2007
S03E34 Episode 34 08/03/2007
S03E35 Episode 35 09/03/2007
S03E36 Episode 36 12/03/2007
S03E37 Episode 37 13/03/2007
S03E38 Episode 38 14/03/2007
S03E39 Episode 39 15/03/2007
S03E40 Episode 40 16/03/2007
S04E01 Episode 1 07/01/2008 Restaurateur John Torode and fruit and veg man Gregg Wallace look for the country's next masterchef. The contestants have been picked from hundreds of applicants and will face three tests. First, they will invent a dish from scratch in 40 minutes using only the ingredients they've been given. Next, they will help in Luciano's restaurant over a lunchtime service. And finally, they will create a two course meal for the judges.
S04E02 Episode 2 08/01/2008 Restaurateur John Torode and fruit and veg man Gregg Wallace look for the country's next masterchef. The contestants will face three tests. First, they will invent a dish from scratch in forty minutes using only the ingredients they've been given. Next, they will help in the Mocoto restaurant over a lunchtime service. And finally, they will create a two course meal for the judges.
S04E03 Episode 3 09/01/2008 Restaurateur John Torode and radio presenter Gregg Wallace host as six new contestants are put through gruelling culinary challenges
S04E04 Episode 4 10/01/2008 Six more contestants will face heats and one will go through to the quarter-finals.
S04E05 Episode 5 14/01/2008
S04E06 Episode 6 15/01/2008 Restaurateur John Torode and radio presenter Gregg Wallace host as six new contestants are put through gruelling culinary challenges
S04E07 Episode 7 16/01/2008 Restaurateur John Torode and radio presenter Gregg Wallace host as six new contestants are put through gruelling culinary challenges
S04E08 Episode 8 17/01/2008 Three contestants have to survive the heat of a professional kitchen. Today they are cooking at The Royal Automobile Club. Can they keep their cool and stand the pace of this frantic kitchen?
S04E09 Episode 9 21/01/2008 The three contestants who have shown the most potential will have to survive the heat of a professional kitchen. The three remaining contestants have to cook at the Derrion Farrell kitchen.
S04E10 Episode 10 22/01/2008 The three contestants who have shown the most potential will have to survive the heat of a professional kitchen. This time, they are cooking at the Automat in London
S04E11 Episode 11 23/01/2008 The three contestants who have shown the most potential will be thrown into the kitchens of the Kazan restaurant.
S04E12 Episode 12 24/01/2008 In this hour long episode, another finalist will be chosen. The week's four finalists will then compete for a place in the semi finals.
S04E13 Episode 13 28/01/2008 The three contestants who have shown the most potential will be thrown into the kitchens of the Le Pont de la Tour
S04E14 Episode 14 29/01/2008 The three contestants who have shown the most potential will be thrown into the kitchens of the Gilgamesh restaurant.
S04E15 Episode 15 30/01/2008 The three contestants who have shown the most potential will be thrown into the kitchens of Mosimann's restaurant.
S04E16 Episode 16 31/01/2008 In this hour long episode, another finalist will be chosen. The week's four finalists will then compete for a place in the semi finals.
S04E17 Episode 17 04/02/2008 The contestants must cook at the Shish restaurant
S04E18 Episode 18 05/02/2008 Contestants will cook at the Mosaico restaurant.
S04E19 Episode 19 06/02/2008 The chefs cook at the Larder restaurant
S04E20 Episode 20 07/02/2008 In an hour long episode, a finalist will be chosen. They will then battle the week's other three winners to create the best two course meal.
S04E21 Episode 21 11/02/2008 Three previous contestants return for another shot at the title. But they've been here before, so this time things are tougher: they have to survive an 18-hour shift in a professional kitchen. First they are off to City Café for breakfast service, and then it's straight to Simpsons in the Strand for evening service. Who has the endurance and the skill to make it? Only the best will go through to the quarter final.
S04E22 Episode 22 12/02/2008 Three previous contestants return for another shot at the title. But they've been here before, so this time things are tougher: they have to survive an 18-hour shift in a professional kitchen. First they are off to The Goring for breakfast service and then it's straight to Artisan for evening service. Who has the endurance and the skill to make it? Only the best will go through to the quarter final.
S04E23 Episode 23 13/02/2008 Three previous contestants return for another shot at the title. But they've been here before, so this time things are tougher: they have to survive an 18-hour shift in a professional kitchen. First they are off to Refuel at The Soho Hotel for breakfast service, and then it's straight to Bluebird for evening service. Who has the endurance and the skill to make it? Only the best will go through to the quarter final.
S04E24 Episode 24 14/02/2008 Three previous contestants return for another shot at the title. But they ve been here before, so this time things are tougher: they have to survive an 18-hour shift in a professional kitchen. First they are off to Roast for breakfast service, and then it's straight to Browns for evening service. Who has the endurance and the skill to make it? Only the best will go through to the quarter final.
S04E25 Episode 25 18/02/2008 It’s the first semi final and six hopefuls are back. Two will be sent home. The contestants are challenged to create a dish using chicken.
S04E26 Episode 26 19/02/2008 The four finalists are sent to Luton and Dunstable Hospital canteen where they have to cater for 400 hungry doctors and nurses. Can they work as a team?
S04E27 Episode 27 20/02/2008 The four finalists have to prepare a dinner party for the Man Booker Prize judges at Charles Dickens's house.
S04E28 Episode 28 21/02/2008 The four finalists are sent to four different restaurants to cook a two-course meal for three of the country's toughest critics. Only three of them will survive.
S04E29 Episode 29 25/02/2008 Final week. The three finalists go to Rochdale to cater for the cast and crew of the BBC's drama Waterloo Road.
S04E30 Episode 30 26/02/2008 Final Week. The three finalists are flown to the Belizean jungle to cater for the British Army. They will then cater a dinner party.
S04E31 Episode 31 27/02/2008 Final Week. First, the finalists cater a luxury wedding for 120 at Blenheim Palace. Next, they return to London and at the Dorchester hotel cook a three course meal for seven chefs: Michel Roux, Yannick Alleno, Marcus Wareing, Michael Caines, Andrew Fairlie, Daniel Clifford and Mark Edwards.
S04E32 Episode 32 28/02/2008 The three finalists cook a meal in the studio and go to France to work in a kitchen. It's been on a gentle simmer for the past six weeks, now it reaches boiling point: 132 contestants have been reduced to three, each of whom hopes to win the title of MasterChef 2008. The shows have been as delicious as some of the dishes, although no-one will miss those dreadful shouted soundbites from John Torode and Gregg Wallace that are repeated ad nauseam in the intro. But who would ever tire of seeing them shovelling in a forkful of food, chewing thoughtfully and then asking: "Lovely, well-seasoned fish - but why did you add raspberries/kidneys/ice-cream?"
S05E01 Episode 1 05/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace search for the country's next star chef. In this heat, six contestants will face three high-pressure tests. First, they will be asked to invent a dish from scratch and survive the heat of a professional kitchen. Finally, they will have to impress the judges with a two-course meal that shows they have flair, skill and the potential to make it as a great chef.
S05E02 Episode 2 06/01/2009 This time, the contestants are cooking at Asia De Cuba at St Martins Lane Hotel. Can they keep their cool and stand the pace of this frantic kitchen? Next, they will have to impress the judges with a two-course meal that shows they have flair, skill and the potential to make it as a great chef. Only one of them will get through to the quarter-final and come one step closer to becoming MasterChef.
S05E03 Episode 3 07/01/2009 This time, the contestants are cooking at Wahaca. Can they keep their cool and stand the pace of this frantic kitchen? Later, they will have to impress the judges with a two-course meal that shows they have flair, skill and the potential to make it as a great chef. Only one of them will go through to the quarter-final and one step closer to becoming MasterChef.
S05E04 Episode 4 08/01/2009 In this double-length episode comprising a heat and a quarter-final, contestants will face three high-pressure tests. They have to design an exceptional meal that will impress the judges, but before that, they must prove their food knowledge. The previous heats have produced four exceptional cooks, but only one of them will make it through to become a semi-finalist.
S05E05 Episode 5 12/01/2009 Six contestants, picked from thousands of hopeful amateurs, will face three high-pressure tests. First they have to invent a dish from scratch in 50 minutes, using only the ingredients they've been given. Next, the three contestants who've shown the most potential will have to survive the heat of the professional kitchen at the restaurant Prism. Finally, they will have to impress the judges with a two course meal that shows they have flair, skill and the potential to make it as a great chef. Only one of them will get through to the quarter-final.
S05E06 Episode 6 13/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. Six contestants, picked from thousands of hopeful amateurs, will face three high-pressure tests. First they have to invent a dish from scratch in 50 minutes, using only the ingredients they've been given. Next, the three contestants who've shown the most potential will have to survive the heat of the professional kitchen at The Pacific Oriental. Finally, they will have to impress the judges with a two course meal that shows they have flair, skill and the potential to make it as a great chef. Only one of them will get through to the quarter-final.
S05E07 Episode 7 14/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. Six contestants, picked from thousands of hopeful amateurs, will face three high-pressure tests. First they have to invent a dish from scratch in 50 minutes, using only the ingredients they've been given. Next, the three contestants who've shown the most potential will have to survive the heat of the professional kitchen at Delfina. Finally, they will have to impress the judges with a two course meal that shows they have flair, skill and the potential to make it as a great chef. Only one of them will get through to the quarter-final.
S05E08 Episode 8 15/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this double-length episode comprising a heat and quarter-final, contestants will face three high-pressure tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking at Las Iguanas and creating a two course meal to impress the judges. Those who make it through to the quarter-final must prove their knowledge and passion for food. The heats have produced four exceptional cooks, but only one of them will make it through today to become a semi-finalist.
S05E09 Episode 9 19/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat, contestants will face three high-pressure tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking in the fast-paced professional kitchen of Suka at the Sanderson Hotel and creating a two course meal to impress the judges. Only one of them will get through to the forthcoming quarter-final and one step closer to becoming Masterchef.
S05E10 Episode 10 22/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat, contestants will face three high-pressure tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking in the fast-paced professional kitchen of the Charlotte Street Hotel and creating a two course meal to impress the judges. Only one of them will get through to the forthcoming quarter-final and one step closer to becoming Masterchef.
S05E11 Episode 11 21/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat, contestants will face three high-pressure tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking in the fast-paced professional kitchen at Sartoria and creating a two course meal to impress the judges. Only one of them will get through to the forthcoming quarter-final and one step closer to becoming Masterchef
S05E12 Episode 12 22/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this double-length episode comprising a heat and quarter-final, contestants face three tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking at Bank Westminster and creating a two course meal to impress the judges. Those who make it through to the quarter-final must prove their knowledge of and passion for food. The heats have produced four exceptional cooks, but only one will make it through to become a semi-finalist.
S05E13 Episode 13 26/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat, contestants will face three high-pressure tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking in the fast-paced professional kitchen of Mango Tree and creating a two-course meal to impress the judges. Only one of them will get through to the forthcoming quarter-final and one step closer to becoming Masterchef.
S05E14 Episode 14 27/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat, contestants will face three high-pressure tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking in the fast-paced professional kitchen of wagamama and creating a two-course meal to impress the judges. Only one of them will get through to the forthcoming quarter-final and one step closer to becoming Masterchef.
S05E15 Episode 15 28/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat, contestants will face three high-pressure tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking in the fast-paced professional kitchen of Bordeaux and creating a two-course meal to impress the judges. Only one of them will get through to the forthcoming quarter-final and one step closer to becoming Masterchef.
S05E16 Episode 16 29/01/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this double-length episode comprising a heat and quarter-final, contestants face three tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking at Zilli Fish and creating a two-course meal to impress the judges. Those who make it through to the quarter-final must prove their knowledge of- and passion for food. The heats have produced four exceptional cooks, but only one will make it through to become a semi-finalist.
S05E17 Episode 17 02/02/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat six contestants will face three tests: inventing a dish from scratch in just 50 minutes, cooking at The Zetter restaurant and making a two-course meal for the judges. Only one of them will make it through to become a quarter-finalist.
S05E18 Episode 18 03/02/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat, six contestants face three tests: inventing a dish from scratch in just 50 minutes, cooking at the La Porte Des Indes restaurant and making a two-course meal for the judges. Only one of them will make it through to become a quarter-finalist.
S05E19 Episode 19 04/02/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this heat, six contestants face three tests: inventing a dish from scratch in just 50 minutes, cooking at L'Autre Pied and making a two-course meal for the judges. Only one of them will make it through to become a quarter-finalist.
S05E20 Episode 20 05/02/2009 John Torode and Gregg Wallace are looking for the country's next star chef. In this double-length episode comprising a heat and quarter-final, contestants face three tests: inventing a dish from scratch, cooking at Stanza and creating a two-course meal to impress the judges. Those who make it through to the quarter-final must prove their knowledge of and passion for food. The heats have produced four exceptional cooks, but only one will make it through to become a semi-finalist.
S05E21 Episode 21 05/02/2009 Three contestants from the 2008 series are back to have another shot at the MasterChef title. But as they have been here before, things get tougher; this time they have to survive an 18-hour shift in professional kitchens. First they are off to Brunello restaurant at the Baglioni Hotel for breakfast service and then it is straight to Kensington Place for evening service. Who has the endurance and the skill to make it? Only the best will go through to the quarter-final.
S05E22 Episode 22 10/02/2009 Three contestants from the 2008 series are back to have another shot at the MasterChef title. But as they have been here before, things get tougher; this time they have to survive an 18-hour shift in professional kitchens. First they are off to Bistro One Ninety at the Gore Hotel for breakfast service and then it is straight to The Park Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for evening service. Who has the endurance to make it? Only the best will go through to the quarter-final.
S05E23 Episode 23 11/02/2009 Three contestants from the 2008 series are back to have another shot at the MasterChef title. But as they have been here before, things get tougher; this time they have to survive an 18-hour shift in professional kitchens. First they are off to Spicers in the Crowne Plaza Hotel for breakfast service and then it is straight to Villandry for evening service. Who has the endurance and the skill to make it? Only the best will go through to the quarter-final.
S05E24 Episode 24 12/02/2009 Three contestants from the 2008 series are back to have another shot at the MasterChef title. But as they have been here before, things get tougher; this time they have to survive an 18-hour shift in professional kitchens. First they are off to Galvin at Windows at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel for breakfast service, and then it is straight to the Oxo Tower Restaurant for evening service. Only the best will go through to the quarter-final, where the four comeback contestants battle it out for the last remaining place in the semi-finals.
S05E25 Episode 25 16/02/2009 It is the first semi-final and all six hopefuls are back. They only have one shot at staying in the competition because at the end of this show two of them will be sent home. The challenge is to cook one perfect, memorable, well-executed dish from the same raw ingredient - a chicken.
S05E26 Episode 26 17/02/2009 Things are about to get a lot tougher for the four remaining semi-finalists as they face their first real test in the professional world. They are sent to the Port Talbot Steel Works in South Wales where they have to cater for over 600 hungry steel workers. Working in teams to create and produce the most popular menus, who will get their food out on time and who will sell the most?
S05E27 Episode 27 18/01/2009 The four semi-finalists' fine-dining skills are put to the test when they have to create a four-course menu and cater for an exclusive dinner party hosted at the Institute of Directors.
S05E28 Episode 28 19/01/2009 The four semi-finalists are sent to four different restaurants to fine-tune their skills. Then they have to cook a two-course meal for three of the country's harshest restaurant critics. There is everything to play for because at the end of the show one contestant is sent home.
S05E29 Episode 29 23/02/2009 It's the final week of MasterChef. Three of the best amateur cooks in the country remain - by the end of the week one of them will be crowned MasterChef Champion 2009. The three remaining contestants have to cater for the British Army under some of the harsh field conditions. First they are flown to the Highlands of Scotland where they have to cook lunch, over a fire-pit and oil-drum oven, for 30 soldiers from the Black Watch. They then return to army HQ to cater a three course dinner for the regiment's top brass at Fort George.
S05E30 Episode 30 24/02/2009 It's the final week of Masterchef and the three finalists face their most daunting task to date - catering for the 450 strong Royal Household at Buckingham Palace during the busiest period of the palace's calendar - the summer exhibition of the State rooms. Will they be able to handle the pressure of catering at this most famous of Royal Palaces?
S05E31 Episode 31 25/02/2009 It is the penultimate test for the three Masterchef finalists. The contestants face two daunting challenges - cooking a 60,000 pounds three-course dinner for 200 specially invited guests at the opening night of the world famous Burghley Horse Trials. Then they have to cook for eight of the world's best chefs who hold 16 Michelin stars between them. Guests include the GB Olympic team and World Eventing Champion Zara Phillips.
S05E32 Episode 32 26/02/2009 It is the final and everything the three contestants have learnt over the past few weeks will now be put to the test. For the final baptism of fire, they travel to three of Europe's finest Michelin-starred restaurants in France, Copenhagen and San Sebastian to cook a busy lunch service at the highest level. After this, they return to Masterchef HQ to cook John and Gregg their final, sublime three-course meal. By the end one of them will walk away Masterchef Champion 2009.
S06E01 Episode 1 18/02/2010
S06E02 Episode 2 19/02/2010
S06E03 Episode 3 24/02/2010
S06E04 Episode 4 25/02/2010
S06E05 Episode 5 26/02/2010
S06E06 Episode 6 03/03/2010
S06E07 Episode 7 04/03/2010
S06E08 Episode 8 05/03/2010
S06E09 Episode 9 10/03/2010
S06E10 Episode 10 11/03/2010
S06E11 Episode 11 12/03/2010
S06E12 Episode 12 17/03/2010
S06E13 Episode 13 18/03/2010
S06E14 Episode 14 22/03/2010
S06E15 Episode 15 24/03/2010
S06E16 Episode 16 25/03/2010
S06E17 Episode 17 26/03/2010
S06E18 Episode 18 31/03/2010
S06E19 Episode 19 01/04/2010
S06E20 Episode 20 02/04/2010
S06E21 The Final Three (1) 05/04/2010
S06E22 The Final Three (2) 06/04/2010
S06E23 The Final Three (3) 07/04/2010
S07E01 Episode 1 16/02/2011 Sizzling from the outset, the latest MasterChef fires up with a tough audition round as the hunt for the country's best amateur cook begins. With tens of thousands of applicants this year, MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace's immense task is to eat and judge a vast assortment of dishes, and then fill the 20 coveted places in this year's competition. Only the lucky ones who become contestants and win a MasterChef apron will have the right to cook in the state-of-the-art cathedral to culinary hopes and dreams: the brand-new MasterChef kitchen. In this one-hour show, hopefuls plucked from their home kitchens arrive in London from across Britain for the auditions. One by one, they cook their hearts and souls out for the judges before they hear their fate. With only the most delicious morsels leading to a place, emotions are running high for the amateurs and their accompanying family and friends. Only the best will win a place, taking their first step to winning MasterChef 2011
S07E02 Episode 2 17/02/2011 John Torode and Gregg Wallace continue to whittle down thousands of applicants as they search for the amateur cooks who will fill the remaining nine places in this year's competition.
S07E03 Episode 3 23/02/2011 With the selection process behind them, the 20 chosen candidates are shown around the new kitchen where they face their first challenge - to prepare in one hour a dish containing an egg. Those who divide John Torode and Gregg Wallace's opinion have a second chance to make it to the next round by cooking a roast dinner for Amy Willcock, national cookery judge for the Women's Institute. Continues tomorrow.
S07E04 Episode 4 24/02/2011 The remaining 12 contenders face a daunting challenge as they cook for previous finalists and winners of the competition, working under head chef John Torode in their first restaurant-style service. They are asked to design a stand-out dish for the three-course menu and have just 30 minutes to deliver their food once the orders have been taken. The diners include Dhruv Baker, Mat Follas, James Nathan, Steven Wallis, Peter Bayless and Thomasina Miers.
S07E05 Episode 5 02/03/2011 The remaining contestants must prepare a hearty lunch at the Invercharron Highland Games.
S07E06 Episode 6 09/03/2011 The nine remaining contestants cook for the paying public at leading London restaurants.
S07E07 Episode 7 16/03/2011 The contestants are stripped of meat and fish, and asked to cook a vegetarian meal.
S07E08 Episode 8 23/03/2011 The remaining cooks prepare a dish for the critical palate of Bertie de Rougemont.
S07E09 Episode 9 30/03/2011 The remaining contestants prepare a three-course meal for 150 students in Oxford.
S07E10 Episode 10 06/04/2011
S07E11 Episode 11 13/04/2011
S07E12 Episode 12 20/04/2011
S07E13 The Final Three (1) 25/04/2011
S07E14 The Final Three (2) 26/04/2011
S07E15 The Final Three (3) 27/04/2011
S08E01 Episode 1 17/01/2012 MasterChef returns for its eighth series, with more fantastically talented amateur cooks who want to test their kitchen skills and take a shot at lifting the coveted MasterChef Champion title. Thousands of applications were scoured, and a short-list of the country's most talented amateur cooks were invited to cook for John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Each created a spectacular dish, which John and Gregg tasted in the isolation of the MasterChef dining room without watching the cooks themselves, their processes, techniques or skills. From these blind tastings, the judges selected the best 24 contestants. Over the course of this week's programmes, the 24 chosen best cooks are split into three groups of eight as they battle for just 12 MasterChef aprons and the chance to go through to the main competition. In this episode, the first eight of the chosen 24 battle against each other. Firstly, they must hold their nerve in the dreaded Invention Test where, with only one hour and 15 minutes, the hopefuls must impress the judges with an exceptional dish. For two contestants, it will be the end of the road. The remaining six must then face the pressure of a professional kitchen, working a packed lunchtime service in two London restaurants, The Living Room and Gilgamesh. After just an hour of learning the ropes, they are set loose to prepare dishes for paying customers. Finally they return to the MasterChef kitchen, where all their hopes rest on just one dish. The contestants must draw on all their skills and influences as they prepare their own food to the highest standard in their last chance to impress John and Gregg.
S08E02 Episode 2 18/01/2012 It is the second of the heats, as the next eight hopefuls pick up their knives and show off their culinary skills. Who will prove that they have what it takes to line up with the successful contestants who have already made it through? First they must overcome the notorious Invention Test and prove that, in only an hour and 15 minutes, they can deliver an amazing plate of food with no planning. For two hopefuls, this will mark the end of the MasterChef journey. The six remaining contestants must next face their first taste of a professional kitchen, as they try to stand up to the pressure of a busy lunch service in London restaurants Prism and Imli. Paying customers' expectations must be met, and with only one hour to get to grips with the dishes the heat is really on. Finally, it is back to the MasterChef kitchens where all hopes rest on just one dish. To impress John and Gregg and ensure a spot in the competition, the six must be on the top of their game to create a plate of their own food that will suitably wow the judges.
S08E03 Episode 3 19/01/2012 It is the final heat, and the last eight hopefuls fight for the remaining coveted aprons and a place in the next round. Who will prove that they have what it takes to line up with the other contestants who have already made it through? First, they have to show off their skills in the Invention Test. With only one hour and 15 minutes to create a dish from scratch, it will mean the end of the road for two of the contestants. The remaining six then face the pressure of a lunchtime service in two busy restaurants, Swan at the Globe and Le Porte des Indes. Thrust into their first professional kitchen, the contestants have only one hour to learn the ropes before they are expected to deliver perfect dishes to the paying customers. Finally, it's back to the MasterChef kitchen where hopes rest on just one dish. Cooking their own plate of food for the judges, the contestants have to be on top of their game to impress John and Gregg.
S08E04 Episode 4 24/01/2012 MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace set a truly daunting challenge for the contestants as they continue their search for this year's best amateur cook. The remaining 12 amateur cooks have a baptism of fire as they face each other in the MasterChef kitchen for the first time. Not only do they have to be at the top of their game to ensure good food on time, but their guests for this pressure cooker of a challenge are a group of people who know exactly how high the MasterChef standards are - a selection of previous MasterChef winners and some of last year's finalists. Each of the cooks is allocated a course and then they have just one hour and 30 minutes to prepare the meals. It is an impressive menu, and the guests have four starters, mains and desserts to choose from - but which will be the most popular? With John overseeing the kitchen, the pace and the tension is immense for the amateurs to deliver their own food to the incredibly discerning diners. Not only must they be cooked perfectly and to John's standard, but they must also reach the pass at the same time so that no starter, main or dessert is late.
S08E05 Episode 5 25/01/2012 Only 10 contestants remain in the cookery competition, and now they must face the Great British public for the first time. Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace set the exceptionally tough task of creating fantastic food in a field. Divided into two teams of five, the contestants have their work cut out for them as they prepare an elegant lunch for 100 patrons of the Jane Austen Festival on The Royal Crescent in Bath. They have just three hours to create six savoury dishes and two deserts between them, but can the teams manage to impress both the judges and the guests, and can they get the food out on time? With a range of ingredients to work from including chicken, salmon, duck, samphire, gooseberries, basil, figs and quince, the menus are set to be mouthwatering. John and Gregg must then decide which team performed the best, at which stage the successful five then have the opportunity of working with one of the country's most exciting and respected chefs, Jason Atherton. They may have triumphed at mass catering, but the five winning team members must now show they have what it takes to cook at the top level. They are each made responsible for one course at an exclusive dinner. Cooking of this standard requires the utmost attention to detail and impeccable timing, but one of the hopefuls won't quite reach the mark and their MasterChef journey will come to an end.
S08E06 Episode 6 01/02/2012 MasterChef continues its eighth series, as more fantastically talented amateur cooks put their culinary skills to the test and take a shot at lifting the coveted MasterChef Champion title. The contestants have been battling to stay in the MasterChef competition, and now only the best nine remain. In this episode, judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace apply the pressure by giving last week's losing team a chance to redeem themselves. The team must once again survive the world of mass catering, and this time the five contestants have to prepare lunch for a massive 350 hungry factory workers. With the clock ticking, they have just 20 minutes to design their menu and only two and a half hours to create over 100 portions each of two tasty and satisfying meat dishes, and one substantial vegetarian option. Can the contestants work together as a team and prove they have what it takes this time, or will the pressure of cooking in volume be their undoing once more? The remaining contestants must then return to the MasterChef kitchen to do battle as individuals. The cooks have just one daunting challenge to ensure their place in the competition - to make a show-stopping dish for judges John and Gregg. With only one hour and 30 minutes to deliver a simply sublime dish bursting with skill, flair, flavour, and presentation, the stakes are high for the contestants. They will have to cook their socks off to show John and Gregg that they still deserve a place in the competition.
S08E07 Episode 7 08/02/2012 Over the last few weeks the contestants have been battling to keep their place in the MasterChef kitchen, and now only the best eight remain. In this episode, judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace ask the remaining cooks to take on three cornerstones of European cuisine; they must each master the art of Italian, Spanish or French cooking. Each group begins by being given a master class by a top chef in their chosen style, a chef who has developed their reputation by being the leading advocate of that country's cuisine: Italian Francesco Mazzei of L'Anima; Ben Tish from The Salt Yard, who specialise in Spanish tapas; and Bruno Loubet, chef in his self-titled French restaurant, Bistrot Bruno Loubet. The MasterChef cooks are taught to prepare a dish that captures the heart and philosophy of their chosen country. They then must compete in the heat of service, mastering another dish working under their head chef, ensuring they reach the exacting standards of not only the restaurant and chef, but the specific cuisine of their chosen area. The contestants must take in everything they can if they are to impress when they return to the MasterChef kitchen. Here, watched by their mentor, they must create one dish that proves they have understood how to encapsulate their chosen country's style and flavours, and show John and Gregg that they have the skill to succeed.
S08E08 Episode 8 15/02/2012 Over the last few weeks the contestants have been battling to keep their place in the MasterChef kitchen, and now only the best seven remain. Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace encourage the remaining cooks to celebrate the produce of the British Isles. The contestants are faced with a larder packed full of ingredients: locally sourced vegetables and fruits, and produce with a Scottish emphasis, including Scottish lobster and spider crab, North Sea razor clams, North Atlantic red mullet, oysters and langoustines, and Highland beef. To judge their efforts John and Gregg are joined by Michelin-starred Edinburgh chef Tom Kitchin. The contestants have just 90 minutes to create a dish which showcases Scottish produce, with one of the chefs facing elimination at the end of the challenge. The remaining six travel to the Cumbrian countryside for a lesson in just how exciting British ingredients can be. Expert forager and Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan has made his name using foraged and locally-sourced produce at his Cartmel restaurant, L'Enclume. The contestants are taken out to the fields, shoreline and hedgerows of the local area to find the edible treats that are on offer, before working in their most challenging conditions yet - a temporary kitchen set up in a local farmer's barn. They must create a delicious lunch for Simon's 25 guests, including the local food producers and farmers that he works with. With a range of locally-sourced and foraged ingredients to choose from, the contestants must impress with dishes that showcase the wonderful produce.
S08E09 Episode 9 22/02/2012 John Torode and Gregg Wallace lead the contestants in their first foray into fine dining in large numbers. They have to prepare a delectable three-course meal for over 200 guests at Middle Temple, one of the historical Inns of Court at the heart of the British legal system. Guests at the dinner include some of the most high-ranking legal figures in the land. Working under the head chef, the contestants must cook in pairs, with each team delivering one course. Then, the contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen for one more fine-dining challenge. They have 90 minutes to create two elegant courses that can proudly sit on any fine-dining menu, and this time their food will be tasted by two-Michelin-starred chef and legend Michel Roux Jr. With hearts pounding the contestants must endure their most feared and respected critic's view of their dishes before the judges decide their fate.
S08E10 Episode 10 29/02/2012 The pressure is mounting as the country's best five amateurs enter the seventh week of the cooking competition of their lives. John Torode and Gregg Wallace set the contestants the challenge of cooking for three leading restaurant critics. The five have to pull out all the stops as they make their own finest three courses and try to impress the hyper-critically honed palates of their guests: Charles Campion, Tracey MacLeod and Jay Rayner. With one contestant due to leave at the end of the show, the pressure is intense in the MasterChef kitchen as timings go awry, emotions take over, and dishes either explode with flavour or crash and burn.
S08E11 Episode 11 01/03/2012 The pressure is mounting as the country's best four amateurs continue in the seventh week of their incredible, culinary, competitive journey. The heat is on in more ways than one as judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace take the contestants to Thailand for the masterclass of a lifetime. The four are pushed to the limit as they are set an incredible series of challenges, beginning in the country's gastronomic capital, Chang Mai, amidst the bustling street food markets. The cooks are thrown in at the deep end for their first challenge - each is given a market stall to run and a popular dish to prepare, incorporating traditional Thai cooking techniques, which they must then sell to the hungry locals. With David Thompson - Thai food guru and Executive Chef of Michelin-starred Thai restaurant Nahm - on hand to guide them through the basics, the contestants have to deal with unfamiliar ingredients and processes to get the food cooked in time. Will they manage to complete the dishes and impress the discerning locals enough to get them to part with their cash? Next, they travel into the Northern Mountains, to an ancient region heavily influenced by Burmese and Chinese cultures, where the food is unlike anything else found in Thailand. The contestants face an incredible challenge: to create a traditional ceremonial banquet for 50 specially invited guests at the Thai Royal Projects - an initiative set up by the King to encourage the local hill tribes to grow fruit and vegetables instead of opium. The cooks' Thailand adventure culminates in their most daunting challenge to date - cooking a fine dining dinner for one of the most revered Thai princes and his close family.
S08E12 Episode 12 07/03/2012 Only four exceptional amateur cooks remain in the culinary battle to become this year's MasterChef. Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace ask them to tackle one of the hardest culinary disciplines - pastry.
S08E13 Episode 13 13/03/2012 John and Gregg send the cooks to test their skills at the finest restaurants in Europe.
S08E14 Episode 14 14/03/2012 The cooks face their penultimate and most terrifying challenge - The Chef's Table.
S08E15 Episode 15 15/03/2012 It is the MasterChef final. One cook will be crowned as the MasterChef Champion 2012.
S09E01 Episode 1 12/03/2013 By taste alone, the five contestants must recreate a dish without a recipe. The three remaining chefs are thrown into a busy lunchtime service at a London's restaurant. Finally, they must prepare two brilliant courses to stand any chance of making it through to the quarter-finals.
S09E02 Episode 2 13/03/2013 The next five contestants are challenged to deliver an amazing plate of food with no prior planning. Then they must recreate a dish without a recipe just by tasting it. The remaining three have to cook at a busy lunch service at a London restaurant. Finally, they must rustle up their two best courses for John and Gregg, and for three MasterChef winners.
S09E03 Episode 3 20/03/2013 The Invention and Palate Tests (potato pancakes, smoked trout, and beetroot salad) eliminate two cooks. The survivors join a busy lunch time service in London's Cadogan Hotel, then return to the MasterChef kitchen to cook two of their own courses to impress John and Gregg.
S09E04 Episode 4 21/03/2013 As the fourth heat begins, the contestants must hold their nerve in the infamous Invention Test, where they have just one hour to cook an exceptional dish from scratch. No-one goes home after this because next they have to survive the extremely tricky Palate Test - a brand new MasterChef challenge. Chef John Torode demonstrates a Glass Noodle Salad with Chicken and Crab. Without seeing the demo, the amateurs are given just a few minutes to taste this dish before being asked to write down exactly what is in it, using their sense of smell, and palate. Then they are asked to recreate John's dish in just one hour - without a recipe. At the end of these two challenges, some of the hopefuls will have reached the end of their MasterChef journey. Next the remaining contestants must face their first taste of a professional kitchen, as they try to stand up to the pressure of a busy lunch service at London's Mango Tree restaurant. Paying customers' expectations must be met and with only one hour to get to grips with the dishes, the heat is really on. Then, it's back to the MasterChef kitchen for the final test of the Heat show - cooking their own two brilliant courses to impress John and Gregg. The contestants must draw on all their skills and influences as they prepare this food because it is their last chance to win a place in the quarter-finals. Only the best will survive, and join the previous heat winners to battle it out in the quarter-final.
S09E05 Episode 5 22/03/2013 In the second quarter-final, the best amateurs from the heats go head to head to cook their best two courses not only for John and Gregg, but for three exceptional MasterChef champions who know exactly what the contestants are going through - Shelina Permalloo, Peter Bayless and James Nathan. Who will have what it takes to earn one of 12 places in the next round, the daunting knockout week? Only the best will survive, taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2013.
S09E06 Episode 6 27/03/2013 Five amateur cooks battle against each other in the latest Masterchef heat. First, they must hold their nerve in the infamous Invention Test, where they have just one hour to cook an exceptional dish from scratch. No one goes home after this because next they have to survive the extremely tricky Palate Test, a brand new MasterChef challenge. Tonight, Chef John Torode demonstrates pappardelle with meatballs and tomato sauce. Without seeing the demo, the amateurs are given just a few minutes to taste this dish before being asked to write down exactly what it is in it, using their sense of smell, and palate. Then they are asked to recreate John's dish in just one hour - without a recipe. At the end of these two challenges, for two contestants it is the end of the road. The remaining three are then thrown into a busy lunch time service in London's One-O-One Restaurant and after just an hour of learning the ropes, the home cooks are set loose to prepare dishes for paying customers. Finally, it's back to the MasterChef kitchen for the final test of the Heat show - cooking their own two brilliant courses to impress John and Gregg. The contestants must draw on all their skills and influences as they prepare this food because it is their last chance to win a place in the quarter-finals. Only the best will survive, taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2013.
S09E07 Episode 7 28/03/2013 The Invention Test and the Palate Test (crumbed venison cutlets) eliminate two cooks. The remaining three join a busy lunch time service in London's One Twenty One Two at The Royal Horseguards Hotel. then it's back to the MasterChef kitchen to cook their own two brilliant courses to impress John and Gregg.
S09E08 Episode 8 29/03/2013 In the third quarter final, the best chefs from the week cook their finest two courses for John and Gregg and three MasterChef champions.
S09E09 Episode 9 03/04/2013 The penultimate heat week begins, as five more amateur cooks battle against each other. First, they must hold their nerve in the infamous Invention Test, where they have just one hour to cook an exceptional dish from scratch. They must then survive the extremely tricky Palate Test, a brand new MasterChef challenge which sees John demonstrate a chicken pot pie with coleslaw. Without seeing the demo, the amateurs are given just a few minutes to taste this dish before being asked to write down exactly what is in it, using their sense of smell and palate. Then they are asked to recreate John's dish in just one hour - without a recipe. At the end of these two challenges, for two contestants it is the end of the road. The remaining three are then thrown into a busy lunchtime service in London's Bistro 51 and, after just an hour of learning the ropes, the home-cooks are set loose to prepare dishes for paying customers. Finally, it's back to the MasterChef kitchen for the final test of tonight's Heat show - cooking their own two brilliant courses to impress John and Gregg. The contestants must draw on all their skills and influences as they prepare this food, because it is their last chance to win a place in the quarter-finals. Only the best will survive, taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2013.
S09E10 Episode 10 04/04/2013 The Invention and Palate Tests (seafood chowder and soda bread) eliminate two cooks from the next set of hppefuls. The survivors join a busy lunch time service in London's Brasserie Joel, then cook two of their own courses to impress John and Gregg.
S09E11 Episode 11 05/04/2013 It is the penultimate quarter-final, and the best amateurs from the week's heats go head-to-head, cooking their finest two courses not only for John and Gregg, but for three MasterChef champions.
S09E12 Episode 12 10/04/2013 Five amateur cooks battle against each other as the final week of heats begins. First, they must hold their nerve in the Invention Test, where they have just one hour to cook an exceptional dish from scratch. No-one goes home after this, because they must next survive the extremely tricky Palate Test, which sees chef John Torode demonstrate a beef stir-fry with choy sum and peanuts. Without seeing the demo, the amateurs are given just a few minutes to taste this dish before being asked to write down exactly what it is in it, using their sense of smell, and palate. Then they are asked to recreate John's dish in just one hour - without a recipe. At the end of these two challenges, for two contestants it is the end of the road. The remaining three are then thrown into a busy lunchtime service in The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant and, after just an hour of learning the ropes, the home-cooks are set loose to prepare dishes for paying customers. Finally, it is back to the MasterChef kitchen for the final test of the heat show - cooking their own two brilliant courses to impress John and Gregg. The contestants must draw on all their skills and influences as they prepare this food, because it is their last chance to win a place in the quarter-finals.
S09E13 Episode 13 11/04/2013 It is the final heat. The contestants face the Invention Test and the Palate Test (scallop and crab ravioli with a spiced prawn sauce). The survivors do a busy lunch service in London's Terrace Grill. then cook two of their own dishes for John and Gregg.
S09E14 Episode 14 12/04/2013 In the last quarter-final, the best chefs of the week cook their best two courses for John and Gregg and three MasterChef champions Thomasina Miers, Peter Bayless, and Mat Follas.
S09E15 Episode 15 17/04/2013 It's knockout week and the surviving chefs compete for a place in the semi-final. The first group of six cook lunch for over 200 British Airways' maintenance employees. Then it's back to MasterChef HQ to show what they have learned. The weakest individuals of the day must face each other in an invention cook-off.
S09E16 Episode 16 18/04/2013 Knockout week continues as the second group of six cook lunch for 200 firefighters. Then, it is back to MasterChef HQ to show what they have learned. The weakest individual cooks of the day must face each other in an invention cook-off.
S09E17 Episode 17 19/04/2013 On the last day of knockout week the final group of amateur cooks have only one challenge: cook one unforgettable show-stopper dish to wow the judges and secure their semi-final place in the last two weeks of the competition.
S09E18 Episode 18 24/04/2013 It is the semi-finals and the four remaining chefs are sent to four separate London restaurants for a masterclass then return and cook two courses for John and Gregg using their experience.
S09E19 Episode 19 25/04/2013 The four remaining contestants must cook in an invention test for the demanding Michelin-starred chefs, Marcus Wareing. They are then taken to the world-famous Savoy hotel to produce a first-class fine dining menu for 12 Bond movie girls.
S09E20 Episode 20 26/04/2013 In this last semi-final, the four remaining contestants have two and a half hours to produce their best three-course menu. for a restaurant full of the country's most revered food critics.
S09E21 Episode 21 30/04/2013 The final week of the cookery competition begins. The pressure intensifies as judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace send the finalists on a culinary odyssey to Italy.
S09E22 Episode 22 01/05/2013 The Final Three face an epic invention test and then their penultimate and most terrifying challenge yet, cooking an exquisite three-course menu, designed by two-Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan, for a table of the county's finest three-star chefs.
S09E23 Episode 23 02/05/2013 It is the MasterChef final. They must produce three exceptional courses and are on a mission to push culinary boundaries and give the judges an awe-inspiring tasting like never before, to be crowned as MasterChef Champion 2013.
S10E01 Episode 1 26/03/2014 John Torode and Gregg Wallace return to put more keen cooks to the test. The first six hopefuls take on a new challenge in which they prepare their Calling Card, a dish that represents who they are and showcases their talent. This is followed by the infamous Invention Test, in which there is now a choice of two boxes of ingredients, and the stakes are high because after that, two of the amateurs will be going home. The remaining four then replicate the conditions of restaurant service as they rustle up dinner for three discerning guests - 2005 MasterChef winner Thomasina Miers, 2008 winner James Nathan and 2010 finalist Alex Rushmer. It's then up to John and Gregg which two will advance to Friday's quarter-final
S10E02 Episode 2 27/03/2014 Six more amateur cooks compete for a place in tomorrow's quarter-final, preparing a plate of food that represents who they are as their Calling Card and choosing one box of ingredients - either sweet or savoury - to rustle up a surprise dish in the Invention Test, before two of the hopefuls are sent home. The remaining four serve dinner for 2011 and 2013 MasterChef champions Tim Anderson and Natalie Coleman, as well as 2010 finalist Tim Kinnaird, before judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace decide who has made it through
S10E03 Episode 3 28/03/2014 It's the first quarter-final and the four heat winners continue to battle for their place in the competition. The Palate Test sees them recreating John Torode's jungle curry with coconut and lime rice, having only had a couple of minutes to taste the dish and write down what they think the ingredients are. They then cook a showstopping dish for the judges and food critic William Sitwell - and it had better be good, as for some of them, it will be their last time in the MasterChef kitchen
S10E04 Episode 4 02/04/2014 Cookery competition with John Torode and Gregg Wallace. As the second week of heats begins, six more amateur cooks prepare special dishes in the hopes of impressing the judges.
S10E06 Episode 6 04/04/2014 The cookery competition continues its tenth series with the second quarter-final, and the four talented heat winners have no time to rest on their laurels as they continue to fight for their place in the competition. First, they must prove their mettle in the fiendishly difficult palate and skills test. Chef John Torode cooks chicken liver pate with onions madagascar and melba toast, a dish designed to test the cooks' skills of prioritisation and timing. Without seeing him prepare it, the amateurs are given just a few minutes to taste this dish before being asked to write down exactly what is in it, using their palate and sense of smell. Then they are asked to recreate John's dish without a recipe in just one hour and fifteen minutes, selecting from ingredients that may or may not belong in the dish. For their second challenge, the four must go head-to-head to cook their own show-stopping dish for John and Gregg, as well as a surprise judge. In this episode the respected food critic and ex-chef Charles Campion faces the contestants in the flesh for the first time, and tells them exactly what he thinks of their food. At the end of this quarter-final, only the best amateurs will go through to the next round and take another step closer to being crowned MasterChef champion 2014. For the rest, the MasterChef dream will be over.
S10E07 Episode 7 09/04/2014 As the third week of heats begins, six more amateur cooks try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the tenth MasterChef champion. Firstly, the contestants are asked to cook their calling card, a practiced dish that represents who they are as a cook and showcases their talent. They have just one hour to dazzle the judges with one plate of food that shows just what they can do. They then face the infamous invention test, choosing between two sealed boxes of ingredients - one sweet and one savoury. Chef John Torode takes on this challenge himself, showing the viewers at home just what is possible with the few ingredients. The sweet ingredients are apples, chestnuts, cloves, sweet wine, amaretto, cinnamon sticks, and brioche, while the savoury box contains duck breast, mussels, rainbow chard, beetroot, spring onion, plums, coriander, thyme, coconut milk, puy lentils and goat's cheese. The amateurs have just one hour to cook a dish good enough to keep them in the competition. The stakes are high because, after this test, two of them will go home. The four remaining cooks face one more challenge to obtain a place in the quarter-final. Replicating the conditions of service, they have to cook an impressive menu for some very special guests. In this episode the second MasterChef champion, Peter Bayless, joins 2012 finalist Andrew Kojima and 2011 semi-finalist Jackie Kearney as they give their verdict. There is also the chance to find out what triumphs and challenges they have faced since their own MasterChef journeys. After the four contestants have cooked, John and Gregg will decide which two will take the next step in the competition and go through to the quarter-final. In a competition where only the food matters, these amateurs will need to pull out all the stops to survive, taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2014.
S10E08 Episode 8 10/04/2014 As the third week of heats begins, six more amateur cooks try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the tenth MasterChef champion. Firstly, the contestants are asked to cook their calling card, a practiced dish that represents who they are as a cook and showcases their talent. They have just one hour to dazzle the judges with one plate of food that shows just what they can do. They then face the infamous invention test, choosing between two sealed boxes of ingredients - one sweet and one savoury. Chef John Torode takes on this challenge himself, showing the viewers at home just what is possible with the few ingredients. The sweet ingredients are a coconut, passion fruit, white rum, limes, pudding rice, freeze-dried raspberries, mint and mascarpone; while the savoury box contains trout, a pork chop, baby red peppers, mushrooms, butter beans, carrots, coriander, samphire, thyme, rocket and an apple. The amateurs have just one hour to cook a dish good enough to keep them in the competition. The stakes are high because, after this test, two of them will go home. The four remaining cooks face one more challenge to obtain a place in the quarter-final. Replicating the conditions of service, they have to cook an impressive menu for some very special guests. In this episode the 2007 MasterChef champion, Steven Wallis, joins 2012 champion Shelina Permalloo and 2006 finalist Dean Edwards as they give their verdict. There is also the chance to find out what triumphs and challenges they have faced since their own MasterChef journeys. After the four contestants have cooked, John and Gregg will decide which two will take the next step in the competition and go through to the quarter-final. In a competition where only the food matters, these amateurs will need to pull out all the stops to survive, taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2014.
S10E09 Episode 9 11/04/2014 The cookery competition continues its tenth series with the third quarter-final, and the four talented heat winners have no time to rest on their laurels as they continue to fight for their place in the competition. First, they must prove their mettle in the fiendishly difficult palate and skills test. Chef John Torode cooks an Indian spiced potato galette on spiced chickpeas, a dish made up of twelve different spices and herbs. Without seeing him prepare it, the amateurs are given just a few minutes to taste this dish before being asked to write down exactly what is in it, using their palate and sense of smell. Then they are asked to recreate John's dish without a recipe in just one hour and fifteen minutes, selecting from ingredients that may or may not belong in the dish. For their second challenge, the four must go head-to-head to cook their own show-stopping dish for John and Gregg, as well as a surprise judge. In this episode the respected and incisive food critic Tracey MacLeod faces the contestants in the flesh for the first time, and tells them exactly what she thinks of their food. At the end of this quarter-final, only the best amateurs will go through to the next round and take another step closer to being crowned MasterChef champion 2014. For the rest, the MasterChef dream will be over.
S10E10 Episode 10 16/04/2014 MasterChef is back for its tenth year with the most inspirational series yet. Out of the hundreds that auditioned, sixty amateur cooks are through to battle it out over five weeks of heats, producing some of the most exceptional as well as some of the most disastrous food ever seen on the series. All of them have just one goal - to lift the coveted MasterChef Champion title. It's the fourth week of heats and the next six amateur cooks must try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the tenth MasterChef Champion. Firstly, the contestants are asked to cook their Calling Card, a practiced dish that represents who they are as a cook and showcases their talent. They have just one hour to dazzle the judges with one plate of food that shows just what they can do. After John and Gregg have gauged the skill of cooks in the room it's time for the next challenge - the infamous Invention Test - the test that continues to strike fear into the hearts of even the best cooks. But this year for the first time, the contestants are given the choice of two sealed boxes of ingredients - one sweet and one savoury. Without looking inside the box, they must choose which one they want to cook with. Also, chef John Torode takes on this challenge himself, showing the viewers at home just what is possible with the few ingredients. In the sweet box the ingredients are: ricotta, black cherries, bananas, Kirsch, cocoa powder, cashew nuts, nutmeg and sponge fingers. The savoury box contains: tofu, pak choi, asparagus, coconut milk, anchovy fillets, bamboo shoots, sesame seeds, mint, fresh coriander and aubergines. The contestants then have just one hour to cook a dish good enough to keep them in the competition. The stakes are high because after this test, two of the amateurs must go home. The four remaining cooks now have one more challenge standing between them and a quarter-final place. Replicating the conditions of service, they ha
S10E11 Episode 11 17/04/2014 MasterChef is back for its tenth year with the most inspirational series yet. Out of the hundreds that auditioned, sixty amateur cooks are through to battle it out over five weeks of heats, producing some of the most exceptional as well as some of the most disastrous food ever seen on the series. All of them have just one goal - to lift the coveted MasterChef Champion title. It's the fourth week of heats and the next six amateur cooks must try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the tenth MasterChef Champion. Firstly, the contestants are asked to cook their Calling Card, a practiced dish that represents who they are as a cook and showcases their talent. They have just one hour to dazzle the judges with one plate of food that shows just what they can do. After John and Gregg have gauged the skill of cooks in the room it's time for the next challenge - the infamous Invention Test - the test that continues to strike fear into the hearts of even the best cooks. But this year for the first time, the contestants are given the choice of two sealed boxes of ingredients - one sweet and one savoury. Without looking inside the box, they must choose which one they want to cook with. Also, chef John Torode takes on this challenge himself, showing the viewers at home just what is possible with the few ingredients. In the sweet box the ingredients are: amaretto, dates, golden syrup, raisins, star anise, brazil nuts, marzipan and tinned apricots. The savoury box contains: squid, chicken breast, tomatoes, coriander, watercress, baby fennel, cannellini beans, cashew nuts and soba noodles. The contestants then have just one hour to cook a dish good enough to keep them in the competition. The stakes are high because after this test, two of the amateurs must go home. The four remaining cooks now have one more challenge standing between them and a quarter-final place. Replicating the conditions of service, they have to coo
S10E12 Episode 12 18/04/2014 The cookery competition continues its tenth series with the fourth quarter-final, and the four talented heat winners have no time to rest on their laurels as they continue to fight for their place in the competition. First, they must prove their mettle in the fiendishly difficult palate and skills test. Chef John Torode cooks poached and fried pepper chicken, herbed gnocchi, mushroom and tarragon sauce, a dish with three different types of mushrooms to identify and which requires a high level of technical skill. Without seeing John prepare it, the amateurs are given just a few minutes to taste this dish before being asked to write down exactly what is in it, using their sense of smell, and palate. Then they are asked to recreate John's dish without a recipe in just one hour fifteen minutes, selecting from ingredients that may or may not belong in the dish. For their second challenge, the four must go head-to-head to cook their own show-stopping dish for John and Gregg, as well as a surprise judge. In this episode the straight talking and incisive food critic Jay Rayner faces the contestants in the flesh for the first time, and tells them exactly what he thinks of their food. At the end of this quarter-final, only the best amateurs will go through to the next round and take another step closer to being crowned MasterChef champion 2014. For the rest, the MasterChef dream will be over.
S10E13 Episode 13 23/04/2014 As the final week of heats begins, six more amateur cooks try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the tenth MasterChef champion. Firstly, the contestants are asked to cook their calling card, a practiced dish that represents who they are as a cook and showcases their talent. They have just one hour to dazzle the judges with one plate of food that shows just what they can do. They then face the infamous invention test, choosing between two sealed boxes of ingredients - one sweet and one savoury. Chef John Torode takes on this challenge himself, showing the viewers at home just what is possible with the few ingredients. The sweet ingredients are rhubarb, pomegranate, puff pastry, an orange, semolina, a lime, flaked almonds and popping candy, while the savoury box contains pollock, sausages, capers, fennel, turmeric, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, couscous, parmesan cheese and quail's eggs. The amateurs have just one hour to cook a dish good enough to keep them in the competition. The stakes are high because, after this test, two of them will go home. The four remaining cooks face one more challenge to obtain a place in the quarter-final. Replicating the conditions of service, they have to cook an impressive menu for some very special guests. In this episode the 2007 MasterChef champion, Steven Wallis, joins MasterChef finalists Sara Danesin and Alex Rushmer as they give their verdict. There is also the chance to find out what triumphs and challenges they have faced since their own MasterChef journeys. After the four contestants have cooked, John and Gregg will decide which two will take the next step in the competition and go through to the quarter-final. In a competition where only the food matters, these amateurs will need to pull out all the stops to survive, taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2014.
S10E14 Episode 14 24/04/2014 As the final week of heats begins, six more amateur cooks try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the tenth MasterChef champion. Firstly, the contestants are asked to cook their calling card, a practiced dish that represents who they are as a cook and showcases their talent. They have just one hour to dazzle the judges with one plate of food that shows just what they can do. They then face the infamous invention test, choosing between two sealed boxes of ingredients - one sweet and one savoury. Chef John Torode takes on this challenge himself, showing the viewers at home just what is possible with the few ingredients. The sweet ingredients are pineapple, white chocolate, digestive biscuits, pecan nuts, creme fraiche, sherry and szechuan pepper, while the savoury box contains a saddle of rabbit, smoked haddock, bacon rashers, curly kale, vine tomatoes, dried morels, baby turnips, leeks, cayenne pepper, polenta and sage. The amateurs have just one hour to cook a dish good enough to keep them in the competition. The stakes are high because, after this test, two of them will go home. The four remaining cooks face one more challenge to obtain a place in the quarter-final. Replicating the conditions of service, they have to cook an impressive menu for some very special guests. In this episode 2009 MasterChef champion Mat Follas joins fellow finalist from that year Andy Oliver and 2011 finalist Tom Whitaker as they give their verdict. There is also the chance to find out what triumphs and challenges they have faced since their own MasterChef journeys. After the four contestants have cooked, John and Gregg will decide which two will take the next step in the competition and go through to the quarter-final.
S10E15 Episode 15 25/04/2014 The cookery competition continues its tenth series with the last of the quarter-finals, and the four talented heat winners have no time to rest on their laurels as they continue to fight for their place in the competition. First, they must prove their mettle in the fiendishly difficult palate and skills test. Chef John Torode cooks singapore chilli crab, a dish with a pungent fiery chilli and black bean paste that requires the cook to prepare and cook a whole crab. Without seeing him prepare it, the amateurs are given just a few minutes to taste this dish before being asked to write down exactly what is in it, using their palate and sense of smell. Then they are asked to recreate John's dish without a recipe in just one hour and fifteen minutes, selecting from ingredients that may or may not belong in the dish. For their second challenge, the four must go head-to-head to cook their own show-stopping dish for John and Gregg, as well as a surprise judge. In this episode the renowned and sharp-tongued food critic Kate Spicer faces the contestants in the flesh for the first time, and tells them exactly what she thinks of their food. At the end of this quarter-final, only the best amateurs will go through to the next round and take another step closer to being crowned MasterChef champion 2014. For the rest, the MasterChef dream will be over.
S10E16 Episode 16 30/04/2014 MasterChef continues its tenth and most inspirational series yet. Of the hundreds that auditioned, 60 amateur cooks have been whittled down to the most promising ten. All of them have just one goal: to lift the coveted MasterChef Champion trophy. The competition is about to get serious as Knockout Week begins. At the end of this week, only the best six can become semi-finalists. Over the next two episodes it's a baptism of fire as the remaining ten contestants are split into two groups of five and get their first taste of professional cooking. In this episode the first group of five contestants head to a restaurant in London, where MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Adam Handling is head chef. During a busy lunch service, the five amateurs will be responsible for serving up every dish on the menu to paying customers. Who will falter as they cook in a completely unfamiliar and demanding environment? Then, back at MasterChef HQ, the cooks face an invention test to show John and Gregg what they have learned. In a last-chance bid to stay in the competition, each contestant must show they can invent a dish from scratch that looks and tastes exceptional. They can choose from a plentiful array of seasonal produce that ranges from the everyday to top-end ingredients. In an unexpected twist, they present their food not only to John and Gregg, but also to renowned two-Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, who helps John and Gregg evaluate the five amateurs. After this, one of them will be going home. Who will crumble under the pressure and who will make it through to Friday's challenge - the gateway to this year's semi-finals?
S10E17 Episode 17 01/05/2014 It's Knockout Week, and last night saw one more contestant leave the competition. At the end of this week, only the best six can become semi-finalists. In this episode the second group of five amateur cooks get their first taste of professional cooking. They head to a restaurant in London overseen by classically trained and Michelin-awarded chef Bruno Loubet. The five amateurs will be responsible for serving up every dish on the menu for a busy lunch service. As the competition hots up, who will sink and who will swim? Then, back at MasterChef HQ, the cooks face an invention test to show John and Gregg what they have learned. In a last-chance bid to stay in the competition, each contestant must show they can invent a dish from scratch that looks and tastes exceptional. They can choose from a plentiful array of seasonal produce that ranges from the everyday to top-end ingredients. In an unexpected twist, they present their food not only to John and Gregg, but also to renowned two-Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, who helps John and Gregg evaluate the five amateurs. After this, one of them will be going home. Who will crumble under the pressure and who will make it through to Friday's challenge - the gateway to this year's semi-finals?
S10E18 Episode 18 02/05/2014 MasterChef continues its tenth and most inspirational series yet. Out of the hundreds of amateur cooks that auditioned, just eight remain. All of them have just one goal: to lift the coveted MasterChef Champion trophy. It's the last episode of Knockout week. We are now down to the final group of eight extremely talented amateur cooks, all of whom are desperate to reach the MasterChef semi-finals. They have only one challenge in this episode: to cook one superb show-stopper dish to wow the judges and secure their semi-final place for the final two weeks of the competition. They have one and a half hours to create their masterpiece. Failure now is not an option. Only the six best amateurs will take the next step, inching closer to being crowned MasterChef Champion 2014. For the rest, the MasterChef dream will be over.

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