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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MasterChef 2016 Grand Finale 08x63
Grand Finale. Who will be crowned the winner of MasterChef Australia 2016? The finalists are competing for a $250,000 cash prize & a column in Australia's leading premium food magazine, Delicious.
Service Challenge: Semi Final 08x62
Grand Final Week. The final three contestants vie for a place in the Grand Finale in tonight's service challenge. Each contestant must prepare a main and a dessert for 20 guests plus the three judges.
Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test: Quarter Final 08x61
Grand Final Week. In today's Quarter Final mystery box challenge & invention test, contestants cook off for a place in the Semi Final using ingredients chosen by their loved ones.
MasterClass 5 08x60
Masterclass. The final MasterClass of 2016 sees the return of the eliminated contestants. The shoe's on the other foot for George, Gary & Shannon who must cook a dish from ingredients from a special mystery box.
Elimination Challenge: Audition Ingredients 08x59
Finals Week. The bottom 3 contestants from the Lake House challenge now face elimination & must impress the judges with a dish produced from the ingredients that they each cooked with to get into the competition.
Service Challenge: Lake House 08x58
Finals Week. The Top Five contestants must cook five dishes from the menu of the Lake House in Daylesford under the guidance of legendary chef & owner, Alla Wolf-Tasker.
Pressure Test: Christy Tania's Mistique 08x57
Finals Week. The bottom three contestants from the invention test now face the elimination pressure test set by pastry chef & dessert specialist, Christy Tania.
Mystery Box Challenge: Hottest Ingredients & Invention Test: Hottest Techniques 08x56
Finals Week. The top six contestants now face a mystery box challenge containing some of the hottest ingredients being used in the world right now. The winner will gain the advantage going into the invention test.
Elimination Challenge: Put Your Dream on a Plate & MasterClass 4 08x55
Masterclass. The losing team from the Food Truck Challenge now face elimination. Under the mentorship of Curtis Stone, they must cook a dish that symbolises what they're going to do once the competition is over.
Team Challenge: Santa Monica Pier Food Trucks 08x54
California Week. Today the contestants are split into teams to run their very own food trucks at the world famous Santa Monica Pier. There is plenty at stake with the winning team guaranteed a place in finals week.
Fast Track to Finals: Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook Estate 08x53
California Week. Today four of the most impressive contestants are cooking for a guaranteed place in finals week at Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook Estate in the Napa Valley.
Team Challenge: Dominque Creen's Signature Dishes 08x52
California Week. Contestants must work in teams to recreate two of Dominque Creen's signature dishes. Dominque is a Michelin-starred chef & was recently voted the World's Best Female Chef.
Mystery Box Challenge: San Francisco Produce & Invention Test 08x51
California Week. The MasterChef Australia competition travels to California for the week. With just a map in hand the contestants must track down today's mystery box ingredients from local San Francisco produce shops.
Elimination Challenge: Time Auction 08x50
The four members of the losing teams from the service challenge now face elimination. With so much at stake, which contestant will fail to impress the judges and be sent home from the competition?
Team Challenge: Australian Produce 08x49
The remaining eight contestants are split into teams of two to cook a two-course meal inspired by quality Australian produce for 80 diners. The two least impressive teams will face elimination.
Immunity Challenge: Shannon Bennett 08x48
The three best performers in the invention test must now impress the judges in Round One for a chance to cook off against a professional chef and gain immunity.
Pressure Test: Peter Gilmore's Cherry Jam Lamington 08x47
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from last night's invention test face off in the pressure test. At the end of the cook, one of these contestants will be going home.
Mystery Box Challenge: All the Ingredients & Invention Test: Hardest Dishes 08x46
The judges reveal that this week will be the toughest ever! In today's invention test contestants must choose between three of the hardest invention test dishes ever from previous seasons.
Elimination Challenge: Colours of the Rainbow & MasterClass 3 08x45
Masterclass. The seven contestants who created the least impressive dishes during the pop-ups now face off to stay in the competition in the final Heston-inspired challenge. Plus, a special Heston Masterclass.
Service Challenge: Recipes from the Past 08x44
Heston Week. Heston's restaurants are all about taking recipes from the past & giving them a modern twist. Four contestants must prepare a single course inspired by recipes from the past to avoid elimination.
Team Challenge: Three-Course Dessert Spread 08x43
Heston Week. Tonight's challenge, Heston inspires the contestants to create a three-course dessert spread using only the food of the Gods: chocolate. The least impressive team will face the elimination challenge.
Team Challenge: Brighton Beach Ice Cream Stands 08x42
Heston Week. For one day only, Melbourne's iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes become ice cream stands selling Heston-inspired ice creams & ice blocks. The least impressive team will face elimination.
Team Challenge: Melbourne Star 08x41
Heston Week. Heston Blumenthal returns to MasterChef Australia in the biggest week ever. In a world first, the top 10 contestants open four Heston inspired & supervised MasterChef Australia pop-ups in four days.
Elimination Challenge: Choose or Lose 08x40
The losing team from the gourmet cinema challenge are now cooking to save themselves from elimination. If they survive, they will make it into the top 10.
Team Challenge: Gourmet Cinema 08x39
In today's gourmet cinema team challenge, the judges reveal that the contestants must cater for 165 cinema goers at a very special cinema event - the screening of MasterChef Australia's Greatest Hits.
Immunity Challenge: Victor Liong 08x38
The four contestants who impressed in the relay invention test cook for immunity. Does the winner of the first round have what it takes to out-cook guest chef Victor Liong from Lee Ho Fook?
Pressure Test: Flynn McGarry's Beet Wellington 08x37
The losing team from the invention test relay challenge now face off in the pressure test. Contestants must recreate guest chef Flynn McGarry's signature dish to avoid elimination.
Mystery Box Challenge: Ugly Ingredients & Invention Test: Relay 08x36
Today's mystery box challenge contains eight of the ugliest ingredients ever seen. The contestants must impress the judges by creating a beautiful & delicious dish in only 60 minutes.
Elimination Challenge: Head to Head 08x35
Power Week. The losing team from the Curtis Stone challenge now face elimination. Who will be leaving the MasterChef Australia kitchen?
Team Challenge: Six-Course Degustation Menu 08x34
Guest chef Curtis Stone joins today's off-site team challenge. Each team must prepare a six-course degustation menu for 50 guests in only two and half hours to avoid the elimination challenge.
Top 12 08x33
The judges reveal to the top 12 contestants that today there are some special guests joining them in the MasterChef Australia kitchen.
Pressure Test: Ross Lusted 08x32
The bottom three contestants from the invention test face off in the elimination pressure test. Contestants have just two hours to recreate two of guest chef Ross Lusted's signature dishes.
Mystery Box Challenge: Luke Nguyen & Invention Test: Steam vs. Fry 08x31
Today's mystery box challenge has been set by guest chef Luke Nguyen, as contestants have 60 minutes to make an impressive dish. The winner will then gain the advantage going into the invention test.
Elimination Challenge: Lucky Dip 08x30
The losing team from the Chinese New Year challenge must now cook a dish determined by lucky dip. With 75 minutes on the clock, the contestant with the least impressive dish will be eliminated.
Team Challenge: Chinese New Year 08x29
Today's off-site team challenge marks the celebration of Chinese New Year joined by guest mentor, Kylie Kwong. Each team must prepare two set-price Asian street food dishes & sell them to the public.
Immunity Challenge: Morgan McGlone 08x28
The three best performers from Maggie Beer's mystery box are now vying for immunity. The contestant who produces the best éclair in round one will then cook off against a professional chef.
Pressure Test: Anna Polyviou's Mess 08x27
The bottom three contestants from the mystery box challenge face off in the elimination pressure test. Contestants have just three hours to recreate & 15 minutes to plate up Anna Polyviou's mess.
Invention Test: Maggie Beer & Mystery Box Challenge 08x26
The Queen of the Australian kitchen, Maggie Beer returns! The invention test winner will have the advantage going into the mystery box challenge when contestants have an hour to impress the judges.
Elimination Challenge: Blind Taste Test 08x25
The losing Greek feast challenge team now face elimination. Contestants who fail the Round 1 blind taste test must then impress the judges with a dish using the ingredient they did not correctly name.
Off-Site Challenge: Hellenic Republic 08x24
Today's off-site challenge will take place at George Calombaris' Hellenic Republic restaurant. Split into two teams, each team must prepare a three course feast for 120 guests to avoid elimination.
Double Immunity Challenge: Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland 08x23
With immunity up for grabs, contestants will work in pairs to create a savoury & sweet jaffle in 45 minutes. The winning pair will then need to out cook professional chefs to secure an immunity pin.
Pressure Test: Jason Atherton's Quail Afternoon Tea Dish 08x22
The bottom three from the invention test now face the elimination pressure test. Contestants have just over 3 hours to recreate UK chef Jason Atherton's quail afternoon tea dish to avoid elimination.
Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test: Waste Not, Want Not 08x21
The contestants have 60 minutes to create a dish using the ingredients in the mystery box. The winner will cook off for a chance at immunity & the bottom 3 will face the elimination pressure test.
Elimination Challenge: Name That Cake & MasterClass 2 08x20
Masterclass. The losing fete challenge team now face elimination. Contestants must correctly name cakes, fail to do so & they will need to impress the judges with a cake of their own to stay in the competition.
Team Challenge: Royal Children's Hospital Fête 08x19
Split into three teams, each team must prepare one savoury dish & two sweet dishes to sell at a fete held in honour of Nigella Lawson with all proceeds donated to the Royal Children's Hospital.
Immunity Challenge: Lachlan Colwill 08x18
Matt Preston & Nigella Lawson arrive at the contestant house in the middle of the night as the 3 best from Nigella's invention test are asked to create a midnight snack for a chance at immunity.
Pressure Test: Nigella Lawson's Three-Course Meal 08x17
The bottom 3 from Nigella's invention test face elimination in what might be the toughest pressure test ever, as contestants have just one hour to recreate Nigella's three-course meal.
Mystery Box Challenge: Nigella Lawson & Invention Test: Divine Indulgences 08x16
It's Nigella Lawson Week! Contestants have 75 minutes to create a delicious dish based on Nigella's divine indulgences. The top 3 will have a chance at immunity while the bottom 3 face elimination.
Elimination Challenge: Raw & Cooked 08x15
The losing team from the service challenge now faces elimination as the contestants create a dish without any cooking. The bottom three will then cook-off to avoid elimination from the competition.
Team Challenge: Three-Course Meal from Memory 08x14
In today's service challenge, the contestants are split into two teams. Each team must cook a three-course meal for 30 people replicating dishes from two celebrated Melbourne restaurants.
Immunity Challenge: Braden White 08x13
The three best performers in the invention test must create a dish using popcorn as the core ingredient. The winner will then need to out-cook the professional guest chef for immunity.
Pressure Test: Reynold Poernomo's Moss 08x12
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from last nights the invention test face off in the pressure test. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
Mystery Box Challenge: Viewers' Choice & Invention Test: Spreads 08x11
This mystery box challenge has been chosen by the viewers. Contestants have 75 minutes to create a dish using at least one ingredient chosen by the viewers.
Elimination Challenge: The Alphabet Game & MasterClass 1 08x10
Masterclass. The contestants from the losing pub lunch challenge team must correctly name an ingredient to avoid the elimination cook-off challenge, as the contestant with the least impressive dish will go home.
Team Challenge: Pub Lunch 08x09
Today's challenge is all about the pub lunch. The contestants are split into two teams and must cook three courses for 70 people with Marco Pierre White running the pass.
Immunity Challenge: Jake Kellie 08x08
The top 3 contestants from the invention test must make a filled pasta with a matching sauce. The winner will then enter a cook off for immunity against guest chef, Jake Kellie.
Pressure Test: Marco Pierre White's John Dory 08x07
Marco Pierre White Week continues! The bottom 3 from the invention test must keep up with Marco as he demonstrates his classic John Dory dish. With no recipe or clock, who has cooked thier last dish?
Mystery Box Challenge: Marco Pierre White & Invention Test: Meat and Three Veg 08x06
It's Marco Pierre White week. The contestants have 75 minutes to create a dish from Marco's mystery box of ingredients with rewards and hazards for the top and bottom three.
Elimination Challenge 08x05
In the 1st elimination challenge, three contestants choose a cloche containing a single ingredient to be used in a dish for the judges. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
Mystery Box Challenge: Billie McKay 08x04
The Top 24 contestants enter the MasterChef Australia kitchen for their first mystery box challenge to create a dish with ingredients chosen by 2015 MasterChef Australia winner, Billie McKay.
Auditions Part 3 08x03
In the final round of the judges' auditions, seven contestants all vying for the final apron must prefectly recreate Shannon Bennett's popular chocolate bar in the first pressure test of the season.
Auditions Part 2 08x02
In the second judges' auditions our amateur cooks are given one hour to cook their best dish. To receive an apron, the contestants must receive a "yes" from all three judges.
Auditions Part 1 08x01
MasterChef Australia returns with the best group of home cooks the competition has ever seen. In the first of three judges' auditions, our amateur cooks are given one hour to cook their best dish.