MasterChef
2010
(65)
Season 4

Season 4

1. Auditions #1

May 22, 2013
Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return to the MASTERCHEF judging panel. After a nationwide search, only the best home cooks Ð including an archaeologist, a high school gym teacher, a former pro-football player and a firefighter Ð were flown to Los Angeles for a chance to prepare their signature dishes and present them to the judges. The judges will taste for flavor, creativity and presentation. But most importantly, in order to earn a coveted white apron and move to the next round, the home cooks must have an immense passion for food and be determined to win. Then, the auditions continue as the judges critique the good and the bad and winnow down the competition. Download part 1 now!

2. Auditions #2

May 22, 2013
Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return to the MASTERCHEF judging panel. After a nationwide search, only the best home cooks _ including an archaeologist, a high school gym teacher, a former pro-football player and a firefighter _ were flown to Los Angeles for a chance to prepare their signature dishes and present them to the judges. The judges will taste for flavor, creativity and presentation. But most importantly, in order to earn a coveted white apron and move to the next round, the home cooks must have an immense passion for food and be determined to win. Then, the auditions continue as the judges critique the good and the bad and winnow down the competition. Download part 2 now!

3. Auditions #3 (Top 19 Revealed)

May 29, 2013
The judges continue to winnow down the competition in the final round of auditions, but the stakes are raised as the remaining hopefuls are put to the ultimate test in an intense lamb challenge. The top 19 contestants compete in their first mystery box challenge of the season and must create an exceptional dish using the most basic mystery box ingredients. Later, the contestants participate in the seasonÕs first emotional elimination round. Download part 1 now!

4. Top 19 Compete

May 29, 2013
The judges continue to winnow down the competition in the final round of auditions, but the stakes are raised as the remaining hopefuls are put to the ultimate test in an intense lamb challenge. The top 19 contestants compete in their first mystery box challenge of the season and must create an exceptional dish using the most basic mystery box ingredients. Later, the contestants participate in the seasonÕs first emotional elimination round. Download part 2 now!

5. Top 18 Compete

Jun 5, 2013
In their first team challenge, the Top 18 home cooks face their pickiest judges yet when they visit a local elementary school and are tasked to create a healthy, balanced meal for over 300 school children.

6. Top 17 Compete

Jun 5, 2013
Judge Gordon Ramsay cooks alongside the home cooks and prepares a dish using the mystery box ingredients, including cod. Two more home cooks will leave the MASTERCHEF kitchen for good.

7. Top 16 Compete, Part 1 of 2

Jun 12, 2013
The remaining 16 home cooks compete in a team challenge and cook a hearty and balanced steak meal for 101 firefighters. The losing team will face a pressure test and cook their best eggs benedict dish. Download part 1 now!

8. Top 16 Compete, Part 2 of 2

Jun 12, 2013
The bottom four contestants from the previous challenge will try their luck in Las Vegas for the first time in MASTERCHEF history. The four home cooks will split into two teams to prepare their most impressive burger dish at Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood. The losing team will go head to head in a cook-off that will send one contestant home for good. Download part 2 now!

9. Top 15 Chefs Compete

Jun 19, 2013
The contestants must create an exquisite dish using foreign delicacies in the mystery box challenge. Then, a very special guest, JoeÕs mom and legendary chef Lidia Bastianich, joins the judges to determine the best and the worst pasta dishes in the elimination round.

10. Top 14 Chefs Compete

Jun 19, 2013
Later, the contestants visit a Hollywood set and cook a lunch meal for the cast and crew of GLEE. The home cooks will split into two teams to prepare a delicious chicken, salmon and vegetarian lasagna dish. The stars of GLEE Ð Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison Ð help the judges determine the winning team. In the end, two more home cooks will be eliminated.

11. Top 13 Compete

Jun 26, 2013
The remaining contestants must think on their feet when they cook a mystery box challenge with the most unexpected ingredient and a limited pantry. Later, in the elimination round, Season Three Winner Christine Ha, the first ever blind contestant, returns to MASTERCHEF with a big surprise for the contestants.

12. Top 12 Compete

Jun 26, 2013
The home cooks prepare an unforgettable meal for a wedding party. The winning team is safe from elimination, while the losing team faces a pressure test involving macaroons. In the end, two more home cooks will be eliminated.

13. Top 11 Compete

Jul 10, 2013
Actress and restaurateur Eva Longoria surprises the contestants and selects Mexican-inspired ingredients for the mystery box challenge. The contestant who creates the most impressive restaurant-quality dish will determine which food basket each of the remaining contestants will receive in the elimination round.

14. Top 10 Compete

Jul 10, 2013
In the team challenge, the home cooks hit the beach and cook fish tacos for more than 100 hungry surfers. The surfers will determine the winning team, who will earn a huge surprise Ð tickets to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game in New York City. Meanwhile, the losing team faces a pressure test and must cook a perfect chicken breast three ways. In the end, two more contestants will go home.

15. Top 9 Compete

Jul 17, 2013
In the next mystery box challenge, the remaining nine contestants will create their most impressive sausage link dish using a sausage maker. The winner of the challenge will select which ingredient the contestants will cook with in the canned versus fresh elimination challenge. Some contestants will receive the canned version of the ingredient while others will receive the fresh ingredient. Find out which contestant is the weakest link when one more contestant is sent home.

16. The Top 8

Jul 24, 2013
The Top 8 chefs are taken to a remote field for an overnight challenge in which they must cook for sustenance and create lunch for the judges using limited ingredients. Later, the losing team competes in a spun-sugar-dessert pressure test.

17. Top 7 Compete

Jul 31, 2013
The Top 7 chefs compete in a mystery-box challenge in which they create dishes inspired by their loved ones. Later, an elimination round featuring a tag-team sushi challenge takes place.

18. Top 6 Compete

Aug 7, 2013
Eliminated contestants from this season are given the opportunity to cook their way back into the competition. In the first part of the challenge, the returning contestants must prepare as many perfectly cooked fried eggs as possible, but only two contestants will advance to the next stage. Then, the remaining contestants must prepare a perfect salmon dish that the judges and current contestants will judge in a blind taste test. The contestant whose dish earns the most votes wins a spot back in the MASTERCHEF kitchen.

19. Top 7 Compete (+ 1 Returnee)

Aug 14, 2013
In the next mystery box challenge, the contestants must prepare a delicious and perfectly cooked T-bone steak dish. The home cook with the best dish earns immunity and assigns a different type of poultry to the remaining contestants in the elimination round. Later, pressure runs high as the competitors must cook the most important poultry dish and prove that they deserve to stay in the game. Find out which home cook flies the coop

20. Top 6 Compete

Aug 21, 2013
In the next team challenge, home cooks take over WP24, a fine-dining, downtown Los Angeles restaurant, and are tasked to re-create some of the restaurantÕs most popular dishes, including appetizers and entrees. With limited time to prep, cook and serve a discerning group of diners, the pressure is on in the kitchen, and the judges and the diners have a tough decision to determine the winning team. Later, the losing team faces elimination in another heated pressure test, where the remaining contestants must execute a perfect plate of fried calamari with a side of marinara sauce. Find out which contestant is sent home after another emotional elimination.

21. Top 5 Compete, Part 1 of 2

Aug 28, 2013
The judges get some very special help from their sons, who stop by the MASTERCHEF kitchen to judge the next mystery box challenge. The judges' kids will choose the mystery box ingredients and help their dads pick the best and worst dishes.

22. Top 5 Compete, Part 2 of 2

Aug 28, 2013
In a field challenge, the remaining five home cooks visit a ranch where they will each prepare one Southern-inspired dish as part of a special summer luncheon for local charity volunteers. Guest judge Paula Deen will determine which two home cooks will immediately advance to the Top Four, while the bottom three contestants will face a pressure test that will end the competition for one home cook.

23. Top 4 Compete

Sep 4, 2013
The final four cooks will split into two teams in the next mystery box challenge, and they will prepare a three-course meal using notable ingredients from all over the United States. The winning team will be safe from elimination, while the members of the losing team will go head-to-head in a chocolate desserts pressure test that will end the competition for one home cook.

24. Top 3 Compete

Sep 4, 2013
The judges challenge the remaining three contestants to cook with the same ingredients they used in their initial auditions, while creating an elevated and sophisticated version of the same dish. The home cooks must demonstrate how far they've come in the competition in order to earn a spot in the finale and move one step closer to winning a life-changing grand prize.

25. Winner Chosen

Sep 11, 2013
The Top Two finalists have one last chance to prove to the judges that they have the passion, skill and drive worthy of the MASTERCHEF title. In their final challenge in the MASTERCHEF 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 MASTERCHEF, and the deserving home cook will walk away with a MASTERCHEF trophy, a book deal and the $250,000 grand prize. Find out whose culinary dreams will turn into a reality.

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