Returning for its eighth season, MasterChef Australia will this year take the best of what has been before and combine it with more big name international guest chefs, bright new talent and exciting challenges to create a truly remarkable series
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Top 5 Challenge - The Press Club 11x58
Advantage Challenge - Top 5 11x57
Pressure Test - The Lamington 11x56
The chef director behind Dinner by Heston in Melbourne and London, Ashley Palmer-Watts, sets a lamington-themed pressure test. One contestant will be sent home with only days remaining in the competition.
Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test - The Loved One's Selection 11x55
Each contestant has an ingredient chosen for them by a loved one, with a note explaining their choice. Later, the judges select an ingredient for each contestant to cook with in the invention test.
Pressure Test: Two Dishes by Santiago Fernandez & MasterClass 4 11x54
This pressure test is set by Santiago Fernandez and it's a doozy. The stakes are high and the least impressive cook will be sent home. Plus, catch a masterclass showing off delicious recipes.
Team Challenge: Three-Course Menu at Leeuwin Estate Safari Club 11x53
This episode's setting is the beautiful Leeuwin Estate Safari Club in Margaret River. Guided by head chef Dan Gedge, our contestants will battle it out in a team challenge.
Fast Track to Finals Week: Swan Valley 11x52
The winners from the previous two days now cook for an opportunity to fast-track themselves into Finals Week. Round two comes down to the wire as contestants are hungry for the win.
Service Challenge: Five-Course Degustation at Wildflower 11x51
At Wildflower Restaurant in Perth, contestants will cook a five-course degustation featuring an ingredient that chef Matt Sartori has selected.
Mystery Box Challenge: Best of the West & Invention Test: Surf and Turf 2.0 11x50
The remaining contestants fly to Western Australia for a mystery box challenge and later an invention test, using all the great produce WA has to offer.
Elimination Challenge: Time Auction 11x49
This episode is the return of the time auction where contestants bid for ingredients with time rather than money. The more time they spend buying ingredients, the less time they have to cook.
Team Challenge: Four-Course Vegetarian Meal Aboard the Q Train 11x48
Aboard the Q Train travelling restaurant our contestants, in teams, must prepare a vegetarian course using oyster mushrooms, baby zucchini, eggplant or figs. The bottom two teams face elimination.