MasterChef Australia
Season 1

s01e01 / Sydney Sizzles

27th Apr '09 - 11:30am
Sydney Sizzles

The auditions begin!

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s01e02 / Audition 2

28th Apr '09 - 11:30am
Audition 2

Brisbane and Perth Deliver.

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s01e03 / Audition 3

29th Apr '09 - 11:30am
Audition 3

Melbourne

277 have watched this episode

s01e04 / Top 50 (1) - Taste Test

30th Apr '09 - 11:30am
Top 50 (1) - Taste Test

In the first ever Masterchef Australia elimination challenge, 12 contestants fighting for their place in the competition choose from a large variety of fresh ingredients and have just 45 minutes to be as creative as possible to impress the judges.

277 have watched this episode

s01e05 / Top 50 (2) - Fish Market Frenzy

1st May '09 - 11:30am
Top 50 (2) - Fish Market Frenzy

Two seafood dishes in two hours is the elimination challenge

277 have watched this episode

s01e06 / The Top 20 Revealed

3rd May '09 - 11:30am
The Top 20 Revealed

The mystery box challenge gives the judges all the clues they need. Top 20 Revealed

277 have watched this episode

s01e07 / 20 Ways with Chicken

4th May '09 - 11:30am
20 Ways with Chicken

The contestants cook up a storm in the new MasterChef kitchen. Top 20 Cooking Challenge

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s01e08 / Sam And The Sausage

5th May '09 - 11:30am
Sam And The Sausage

Celebrity Chef Challenge 1 - Manu Feildel

277 have watched this episode

s01e09 / Sushi Stress

6th May '09 - 11:30am
Sushi Stress

Sushi Restaurant Team Challenge

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s01e10 / The First Cut

7th May '09 - 11:30am
The First Cut

Team Elimination - Having lost the challenge, the blue team contemplated who to eliminate

277 have watched this episode

s01e11 / Cooking With The Masters

8th May '09 - 11:30am
Cooking With The Masters

Masterclass 1 - Cooking with the masters - Lamb Rack with Pomme Puree, Pain Perdu with Chocolate Mousse.

277 have watched this episode

s01e12 / Rabbit Season

10th May '09 - 11:30am
Rabbit Season

Invention Test 1 - Italian theme

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s01e13 / The Tarte Tatin Test

11th May '09 - 11:30am
The Tarte Tatin Test

Pressure Test Elimination - Julie, Aaron and Linda landed in the Bottom 3 for their disasters in the invention test.

277 have watched this episode

s01e14 / Brent vs Boetz

12th May '09 - 11:30am
Brent vs Boetz

Celebrity Chef Challenge 2 - Martin Boetz

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s01e15 / Banquet Wars

13th May '09 - 11:30am
Banquet Wars

The teams each prepare a feast for guest judge, Curtis Stone.

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s01e16 / A Blow for Brent

14th May '09 - 11:30am
A Blow for Brent

Team Elimination - The Blue Team, headed by Brent, faced elimination

277 have watched this episode

s01e17 / Class Is In

15th May '09 - 11:30am
Class Is In

Masterclass 2 - Class is in - Poached Egg Salad with Tomato Tea (consume), Roast Saddle of Rabbit with White Bean Puree.

276 have watched this episode

s01e18 / Julia's Divine Dumplings

17th May '09 - 11:30am
Julia's Divine Dumplings

Invention Test 2 - Chinese theme

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s01e19 / Attack of the Killer Squid

18th May '09 - 11:30am
Attack of the Killer Squid

Pressure Test Elimination - Michelle, Sam and Kate had to cook squid in their challenge.

276 have watched this episode

s01e20 / Julia and the Duck

19th May '09 - 11:30am
Julia and the Duck

The MasterChef contestant takes on the celebrity chef at his own game.

276 have watched this episode

s01e21 / Aisle Panic

20th May '09 - 11:30am
Aisle Panic

A three course meal for three food critics has the contestants in a tizz.

276 have watched this episode

s01e22 / An Emotional Elimination

21st May '09 - 11:30am
An Emotional Elimination

The blue team's decision leaves more than one contestant upset.

277 have watched this episode

s01e23 / Soufflés and Stir-fries

22nd May '09 - 11:30am
Soufflés and Stir-fries

Masterclass 3 - Soufflandeacute;s and stir-fries - Chilli and Fennel Squid, Chinese Mushroom Stir-fry with Tofu, Chocolate and Jaffa Soufflandeacute;

278 have watched this episode

s01e24 / The Steaks are Raised

24th May '09 - 11:30am
The Steaks are Raised

The contestants impress the judges with their challenge efforts.

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s01e25 / Sweet Success

25th May '09 - 11:30am
Sweet Success

Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert

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s01e26 / Chris vs Alex Herbert

26th May '09 - 11:30am
Chris vs Alex Herbert

Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert

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s01e27 / Feeding Frenzy

27th May '09 - 11:30am
Feeding Frenzy

The teams race to feed the hungry hordes.

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s01e28 / Kate's Tough Decision

28th May '09 - 11:30am
Kate's Tough Decision

The team captain has the final say as to who should go.

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s01e29 / The Perfect Chip

29th May '09 - 11:30am
The Perfect Chip

Masterclass 4 - The perfect chip - Snapper in a Bag and Chunky Chips, Risotto with Pumpkin and Goat's Cheese, Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Spinach

277 have watched this episode

s01e30 / Best of British

31st May '09 - 11:30am
Best of British

John Torode from the UK MasterChef rates the contestants.

277 have watched this episode

s01e31 / Paella Pain

1st Jun '09 - 11:30am
Paella Pain

Pressure Test Elimination - Aaron, Sandra and Julie faced elimination and had to make paella.

277 have watched this episode

s01e32 / Justine vs Guy Grossi

2nd Jun '09 - 11:30am
Justine vs Guy Grossi

Celebrity Chef Challenge 5 - Guy Grossi

277 have watched this episode

s01e33 / Fishy Business

3rd Jun '09 - 11:30am
Fishy Business

Fresh Seafood Team Challenge

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s01e34 / The Great Bait Debate

4th Jun '09 - 11:30am
The Great Bait Debate

The blue team decides whether to send their captain home.

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s01e35 / Lemon Goodness

5th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Lemon Goodness

Masterclass 5 - Lemon Goodness - Lobster Bisque, Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Roast Chicken with Buttery Potatoes, Lemon Diva cupcakes.

276 have watched this episode

s01e36 / Double Trouble

7th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Double Trouble

Invention Test 5

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s01e37 / Not So Sweet

8th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Not So Sweet

Pressure Test Elimination - Tom, Poh, Chris and Julie had to make Croquembouche.

278 have watched this episode

s01e38 / Lucas vs Ben O’Donoghue

9th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Lucas vs Ben O’Donoghue

Celebrity Chef Challenge 6 - Ben O'Donoghue

277 have watched this episode

s01e39 / Canape Frenzy

10th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Canape Frenzy

Martini Club Team Challenge

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s01e40 / And Then There Were Seven

11th Jun '09 - 11:30am
And Then There Were Seven

The blue team say goodbye to another contestant.

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s01e41 / Sweet Treats

12th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Sweet Treats

Masterclass 6 - Sweet treats - Fetta Blini with Smoked Beetroot, John Dory on the Bone with Vvegetables, Coffee andeacute;clairs with Vanilla Cream Filling

276 have watched this episode

s01e42 / Hits and Misses

14th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Hits and Misses

Invention Test 6 - Two course meal

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s01e43 / Terrine Trauma

15th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Terrine Trauma

Pressure Test Elimination - Geni, Poh and Andre were in the bottom three and had to make salmon terrine.

276 have watched this episode

s01e44 / Justine vs Matt Moran

16th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Justine vs Matt Moran

Celebrity Chef Challenge 7 - Matt Moran

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s01e45 / Here Comes the Bride

17th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Here Comes the Bride

The contestants cater a wedding on water.

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s01e46 / Grain Pain

18th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Grain Pain

Taste Test Elimination - Poh and Sam named ingredients in a pot of minestrone.

276 have watched this episode

s01e47 / Cocktail Hour

19th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Cocktail Hour

Masterclass 7 - Cocktail hour - Kingfish Skewers with Zucchini Salad, Piandntilde;a Colada, Prawn Saganaki, Raspberry Tart

276 have watched this episode

s01e48 / Hello Hong Kong!

21st Jun '09 - 11:30am
Hello Hong Kong!

Hong Kong - Arrival/Dim Sum Challenge

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s01e49 / Old Faces Return

22nd Jun '09 - 11:30am
Old Faces Return

Hong Kong - High Tea/Rainbow Fish Challenge

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s01e50 / Truffletastic!

23rd Jun '09 - 11:30am
Truffletastic!

Celebrity Chef Challenge 8 - Tam Kin Pak

276 have watched this episode

s01e51 / Battle of the Sexes

24th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Battle of the Sexes

Hong Kong - Mystery Steamer Challenge and Super Challengee.

276 have watched this episode

s01e52 / Sweet and Sour

25th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Sweet and Sour

Pressure Test Elimination - Justine and Julie landed in the bottom 2 and had to make a sweet and sour duck stir fry

276 have watched this episode

s01e53 / Show and Tell

26th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Show and Tell

Masterclass 8 - Fried Rice, Hot Salami Pizza, Seared Scallops with Braised Pork Belly, Lemon and Date Scones

276 have watched this episode

s01e54 / Love is in the Air

28th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Love is in the Air

Invention Test 7 - Three course meal, 'Romance' theme

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s01e55 / Vision Quest

29th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Vision Quest

The contestants cook their dream menu for the judges.

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s01e56 / Andre vs Emmanuel Stroobant

30th Jun '09 - 11:30am
Andre vs Emmanuel Stroobant

Celebrity Chef Challenge 9 - Emmanuel Stroobant

276 have watched this episode

s01e57 / All at Sea

1st Jul '09 - 11:30am
All at Sea

HMAS Kanimbla Challenge - Poh, Justine and Tom returned to the competition

276 have watched this episode

s01e58 / Thyme Out

2nd Jul '09 - 11:30am
Thyme Out

Taste Test Elimination - Tom and Sam had to guess ingredients

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s01e59 / Shanks and Soufflés

3rd Jul '09 - 11:30am
Shanks and Soufflés

Masterclass 9 - Crepes Suzette, Twice Baked Cheese Souffle, Braised Lamb Shanks, Open Beef Kofta

276 have watched this episode

s01e60 / Christmas in July

5th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Christmas in July

The contestants deliver some festive cheer.

277 have watched this episode

s01e61 / Macaroon Madness

6th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Macaroon Madness

Pressure Test Elimination - Sam, Poh, Chris and Andre had to cook a combination of panna cotta, passionfruit emulsion ('passionfruit slick') and filled macaroon biscuits.

275 have watched this episode

s01e62 / Julie vs Adrian Richardson

7th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Julie vs Adrian Richardson

Celebrity Chef Challenge 10 - Adrian Richardson

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s01e63 / Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

8th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Matt Preston's Formal Dinner Challenge - The contestants had to cook for a dinner party hosted by Matt Preston for four leaders of the Australian food industry, Armando Percuoco, Margaret Fulton, Jacques Reymond and Cheong Liew. The five of them assessed the contestants' dishes, with the two worst performers being nominated for elimination

275 have watched this episode

s01e64 / Taste Test

9th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Taste Test

Taste Test Elimination - Andre and Chris, had to guess ingredients in a pot of Sri Lankan curry

275 have watched this episode

s01e65 / Winter Warmers

10th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Winter Warmers

Master Class 10 - Pork and Fennel Sausages with Baked Beans, Roast Salmon and Artichokes with Red Wine Sauce, Chocolate Cigar with Sabayon

275 have watched this episode

s01e66 / Finals Fever

12th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Finals Fever

Invention Test 9 - In the first challenge of the Finals Week, the contestants were asked to cook a meal under ten dollars using ingredients bought from the pantry that was converted into a supermarket

275 have watched this episode

s01e67 / Pie Wars

13th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Pie Wars

Elimination Challenge 1 - The contestants had to make two pies - one sweet and one savoury, making their own pastry.

275 have watched this episode

s01e68 / Poh's Advantage

14th Jul '09 - 11:30am
Poh's Advantage

Elimination Challenge 2 - As Poh had won the pie challenge she designated Malaysian as the theme and picked coconut cream and ling fish for the core ingredients. The contestants had 90 minutes to make two courses.

275 have watched this episode

s01e69 / No Piece of Cake

15th Jul '09 - 11:30am
No Piece of Cake

Elimination Challenge 3 - The third elimination challenge emulated the pressure test challenge where the contestants had to make a several layered 'Chocolate Mousse' cake.

275 have watched this episode

s01e70 / And Then There Were Two

16th Jul '09 - 11:30am
And Then There Were Two

Elimination Challenge 4 - The final elimination round before the final saw the contestants cooking the dishes they would include in self-authored recipe books with cookbook writer Donna Hay acting as the guest judge

275 have watched this episode

s01e71 / The Tables Are Turned

17th Jul '09 - 11:30am
The Tables Are Turned

Masterclass Reunion - The Top 20 contestants were reunited in the final Masterclass and revealed what they have been up to since leaving the show. Poh and Julie also challenged George and Gary to a Mystery Box Challenge.

273 have watched this episode

s01e72 / The Grand Finale

19th Jul '09 - 11:30am
The Grand Finale

Finale Night - Poh and Julie competed against each other in three rounds consisting of a Taste Test, an Invention Test and a Pressure Test. Points would be earned for each test, with the winner decided based on the final tally after the three tests.

274 have watched this episode
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