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FOX 2010

This hit cooking competition series sees award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and other celebrity chefs put a group of contestants through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.

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The 10 Best Episodes of MasterChef

MasterChef - S4E25

#1 - Winner Chosen (Season 4 - Episode 25)

The final two cooks prepare three-course meals; the judges choose the winner.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 170 votes.

MasterChef - S3E20

#2 - Winner Chosen (Season 3 - Episode 20)

In their final challenge in the kitchen, the two home cooks will conceptualize and prepare the most important three-course meal of their lives. Later, the judges will reveal America's next, and the deserving home cook will walk away with a book deal and the $250,000 grand prize. Find out whose culinary dreams will turn into a reality.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 135 votes.

MasterChef - S2E19

#3 - Top 3 Compete (Season 2 - Episode 19)

The Top 3 chefs face off in a grueling final challenge, and the judges determine the winner in the Season 2 finale. At stake is $250,000 and the coveted title of MasterChef.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 97 votes.

MasterChef - S1E5

#4 - 14 Chefs Compete (2) (Season 1 - Episode 5)

The remaining 14 chefs enter the MasterChef kitchen for the first time in order to prepare for their first team challenge: feeding hundreds of Marines at Camp Pendleton. The team that wins is safe from elimination, while the team that loses returns to the kitchen to compete during the first pressure test.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 61 votes.

MasterChef - S1E7

#5 - 11 Chefs Compete (2) (Season 1 - Episode 7)

The remaining chefs need to feed 100 truckers at a remote California truck stop. The losing team returns to the kitchen to face a pressure test, which consists of naming as many foods as they can from a table of farmer's market ingredients.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 65 votes.

MasterChef - S4E24

#6 - Top 3 Compete (Season 4 - Episode 24)

The remaining three contestants cook more sophisticated versions of the dishes they made in their initial auditions.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 177 votes.

MasterChef - S12E9

#7 - Bake To Win (Season 12 - Episode 9)

One chef selects a dessert for each of his or her fellow competitors to bake to perfection. Anything less will force the contestants to face elimination.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 69 votes.

MasterChef - S8E21

#8 - The Finale, Pt. 2 (Season 8 - Episode 21)

The remaining chefs compete for the trophy and the $250,000 prize with guest judge Joe Bastianich.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 320 votes.

MasterChef - S1E12

#9 - Winner Revealed (1) (Season 1 - Episode 12)

The remaining contestants face off for the title of MasterChef USA.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 107 votes.

MasterChef - S12E4

#10 - Dish That Sent You Home (Season 12 - Episode 4)

In the first elimination round of the season, all 20 chefs must cook something inspired by the dish that originally sent them home. The chef that recreates their elimination dish in the most elevated, refined and skillful way will win immunity.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 78 votes.

MasterChef - S1E10

#11 - 6 Chefs Compete (1) (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The contestants undergo a Mystery Box challenge and an Invention Test.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 101 votes.

MasterChef - S2E13

#12 - Top 9 Compete (Season 2 - Episode 13)

The Top 9 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 119 votes.

MasterChef - S4E21

#13 - Top 5 Compete (1) (Season 4 - Episode 21)

The judges are joined by their sons, who help critique a mystery box challenge; re-creating a dish.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 182 votes.

MasterChef - S9E23

#14 - The Finale (2) (Season 9 - Episode 23)

The three remaining home cooks must each prepare a three-course menu for the judges; the home cook with the best overall menu wins the prize and the coveted title of MasterChef.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 202 votes.

MasterChef - S3E13

#15 - Top 7 Compete (Season 3 - Episode 13)

Paula Deen is a guest judge for a Southern-inspired mystery-box challenge. Later, the hopefuls are paired up to cook a complicated Japanese dish.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 125 votes.


Last updated: jan 28, 2023


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