MasterChef Australia
Season 12

s12e01 / Series Premiere: Cooking Challenge

13th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Series Premiere: Cooking Challenge

The highly anticipated cooking show is back for an incredible 12th season, with a tasty new recipe - and cooking legend Gordon Ramsay will be in the kitchen the ENTIRE first week!

Returning to the MasterChef kitchen are 24 much-loved and respected former contestants, Although these familiar faces from the past 11 seasons have forged incredible careers in the food industry, they all have some unfinished business - they are back to win.

276 have watched this episode

s12e02 / Feature Ingredients

14th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Feature Ingredients

Each team must cook a three-course meal for 120 guests. The judges reveal three ingredients: black garlic, ginger and potatoes. Each team must feature one of the ingredients in each course.

280 have watched this episode

s12e03 / Relay Challenge

15th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Relay Challenge

Teams must cook a three-course meal in a relay-style cook. Each team member starts a course and after 20 minutes must swap to the next course. The most cohesive menu with the best dishes wins.

274 have watched this episode

s12e04 / Immunity Challenge

16th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

After impressing the judges in the round robin relay challenge, the winning team are back in the kitchen cooking for immunity and a chance to be safe from the next elimination.

278 have watched this episode

s12e05 / Elimination Challenge

19th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

Every contestant is up for elimination, except the winner of the immunity challenge. The pressure mounts for all contestants to deliver delicious dishes and keep their place in the competition.

245 have watched this episode

s12e06 / Ultimate BBQ Challenge

20th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Ultimate BBQ Challenge

The contestants compete in the ultimate barbecue challenge, cooking for a staggering 1200 people. The team who least impresses will find themselves cooking in the pressure test.

259 have watched this episode

s12e07 / First Pressure Test

21st Apr '20 - 11:30am
First Pressure Test

In the first pressure test of the season, contestants must cook three dishes from judge Jock Zonfrillo's three-hatted, award-winning restaurant, Orana. The least impressive dish will send someone home.

251 have watched this episode

s12e08 / First Mystery Box Challenge

22nd Apr '20 - 11:30am
First Mystery Box Challenge

In the first mystery box challenge of the season, the 22 remaining contestants discover the ingredients have been chosen from all corners of the globe by judge Melissa Leong.

254 have watched this episode

s12e09 / Immunity Challenge: Judges' Taste Test / MasterClass

23rd Apr '20 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge: Judges' Taste Test / MasterClass

The five contestants with the most impressive dishes from the previous challenge find themselves back in the kitchen, ready to cook off in an immunity challenge. Plus, MasterClass with Andy and Jock.

217 have watched this episode

s12e10 / Elimination Challenge Nr 2

26th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge Nr 2

In this episode's elimination challenge, every contestant bar one, the winner of the immunity challenge, is up for elimination. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.

219 have watched this episode

s12e11 / Three Round Cook-Off

27th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Three Round Cook-Off

The contestants are split into three teams of seven and compete in a three-round cook-off. After the third round, the bottom six contestants are revealed and will cook off in the next episode's pressure test.

233 have watched this episode

s12e12 / Pressure Test Nr2

28th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Pressure Test Nr2

It's a pressure test with a difference. Each contestant has written their own pressure test recipe and has to create a dish to wow the judges. The least impressive dish will send its maker home.

243 have watched this episode

s12e13 / Mystery Box Challenge Nr2

29th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge Nr2

The judges reveal that each contestant's mystery box contains four ingredients which they can barter with one another for. The top four dishes will see their makers cook for immunity in the next episode.

235 have watched this episode

s12e14 / Curtis Stone's Time Auction Immunity Challenge

30th Apr '20 - 11:30am
Curtis Stone's Time Auction Immunity Challenge

The immunity challenge sees four contestants compete in a time auction. The more time they spend on buying ingredients, the less time they have to cook.

165 have watched this episode

s12e15 / Elimination Challenge Nr3

3rd May '20 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge Nr3

This challenge is all about texture. In round one, contestants must cook a dish with the best crunch. Round two is all about a gooey texture. The least impressive gooey dish will send its chef home.

231 have watched this episode

s12e16 / Off-site Challenge

4th May '20 - 11:30am
Off-site Challenge

The contestants leave the kitchen for a week of off-site challenges. Teams must make two entrees and three mains for 50 diners. The least impressive team faces a pressure test.

238 have watched this episode

s12e17 / Pressure Test: Guess The Ingredients & Replicate The Dish

5th May '20 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Guess The Ingredients & Replicate The Dish

Helly Raichura, of Enter Via Laundry, bases this taste test on her popular dish, 'pasta not pasta'. Contestants who guess the least ingredients correctly must replicate the dish in a challenge.

208 have watched this episode

s12e18 / Locally Sourced Mystery Box

6th May '20 - 11:30am
Locally Sourced Mystery Box

This episode's ingredients are sourced by locals who grow fruit and vegetables in their backyards. The three most impressive dishes from the mystery box challenge will cook in an immunity challenge.

206 have watched this episode

s12e19 / Sushi Train 100 Plate Immunity Challenge

7th May '20 - 11:30am
Sushi Train 100 Plate Immunity Challenge

Three contestants are told they must prepare 100 small plates each, consisting of five different dishes. All dishes will be served on the sushi train and will be colour-coded in this blind tasting.

210 have watched this episode

s12e20 / Take-Away Elimination Challenge

10th May '20 - 11:30am
Take-Away Elimination Challenge

In this episode's take-away elimination challenge, contestants must make a dish that will stand the home delivery test. Contestants have 90 minutes from the start of the cook to completed delivery.

206 have watched this episode

s12e21 / Double Twists

11th May '20 - 11:30am
Double Twists

Contestants learn that there will be a twist with every challenge this week, so they must think on their feet to survive another week in the MasterChef kitchen. Two twists really stir the pot.

214 have watched this episode

s12e22 / Pressure Test: Darren Purchese dish with a twist

12th May '20 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Darren Purchese dish with a twist

Contestants have three hours to complete a simply stunning Darren Purchese dish, but in the final hour of the cook, a twist that no one could anticipate is thrown at the contestants.

216 have watched this episode

s12e23 / Mystery Box - with a twist!

13th May '20 - 11:30am
Mystery Box - with a twist!

Contestants have 75 minutes to cook a dish using one or more of the eight ingredients in the mystery box. The contestants are pushed to the limit when a twist is delivered to their benches.

227 have watched this episode

s12e24 / Katy Perry Immunity Challenge & Masterclass

14th May '20 - 11:30am
Katy Perry Immunity Challenge & Masterclass

Katy Perry guest judges a very special Hot 'N' Cold challenge to honour the iconic MasterChef theme song. The contestant with the best dish will find themselves safe from the elimination.

227 have watched this episode

s12e25 / Elimination Cook-Off Challenge

17th May '20 - 11:30am
Elimination Cook-Off Challenge

Contestants are cooking off against the other contestant on their bench. The best dish from each bench will be safe, while the remaining contestants must cook in the elimination round.

223 have watched this episode

s12e26 / Sweet or Savoury Service Challenge

18th May '20 - 11:30am
Sweet or Savoury Service Challenge

Jo Barrett and Matt Stone from Oakridge Wines mentor this service challenge, with each team cooking a sweet or savoury menu. The team with the least impressive menu faces the pressure test.

210 have watched this episode

s12e27 / Peter Gunn's Black Box Elimination

19th May '20 - 11:30am
Peter Gunn's Black Box Elimination

Contestants must replicate chef Peter Gunn's 'Black Box' from his restaurant Ides. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.

188 have watched this episode

s12e28 / Vegan Mystery Box

20th May '20 - 11:30am
Vegan Mystery Box

Contestants must create a vegan dish using at least one ingredient from the mystery box set by vegan chef Shannon Martinez. The top four dishes will cook off in the next immunity challenge.

188 have watched this episode

s12e29 / Instant Noodle Immunity Challenge

21st May '20 - 11:30am
Instant Noodle Immunity Challenge

This episode's immunity challenge is fought in two rounds. In one round, contestants must create a delicious dish using instant noodles. The top two from round one must make a nostalgic and comforting dish.

187 have watched this episode

s12e30 / Kingfish Elimination Challenge

24th May '20 - 11:30am
Kingfish Elimination Challenge

Josh Niland of The Fish Butchery breaks down a kingfish for each of the contestants to choose a cut to cook with. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.

185 have watched this episode

s12e31 / Two Dish Relay Challenge

25th May '20 - 11:30am
Two Dish Relay Challenge

Each team must cook two dishes: one main and one dessert. Each contestant has 20 minutes to cook and they have just 45 seconds to hand over the dish to the next contestant in the relay.

197 have watched this episode

s12e32 / Kirsten Tibballs' Meljito Dessert Pressure Test

26th May '20 - 11:30am
Kirsten Tibballs' Meljito Dessert Pressure Test

Queen of chocolate and guest chef Kirsten Tibballs reveals that, for the pressure test, the contestants must create her wow-factor dessert the meljito.

196 have watched this episode

s12e33 / Family Photo Mystery Box

27th May '20 - 11:30am
Family Photo Mystery Box

The contestants lift the lids of their mystery box to find a photo sent by their loved ones. The contestants have 60 minutes to create a dish inspired by the memory in their family photo.

198 have watched this episode

s12e34 / Fairytaale Immunity Challenge

28th May '20 - 11:30am
Fairytaale Immunity Challenge

Contestants must create a dish inspired by one of seven classic fairytales. With an open pantry and garden, the contestant with the best dish and the strongest concept will win immunity.

204 have watched this episode

s12e35 / Ice cream Elimination Challenge

31st May '20 - 11:30am
Ice cream Elimination Challenge

Contestants must make a dish that has two different flavoured ice-creams that only work when they are eaten together. In round two, they must make a dish using one of five unusual flavour pairings.

182 have watched this episode

s12e36 / Citrus Challenge

1st Jun '20 - 11:30am
Citrus Challenge

Contestants cook a sweet or savoury style dish championing a citrus fruit of their choice. In round two, they use the same fruit, but their dish must be in the opposite style.

187 have watched this episode

s12e37 / Coskun Uysal's Meat/Protein Dessert Pressure Test

2nd Jun '20 - 11:30am
Coskun Uysal's Meat/Protein Dessert Pressure Test

Contestants discover they must create a dish inspired by chef Coskun Uysal's chicken rice pudding dessert. With this in mind, they must create their own dessert featuring a meat or protein.

185 have watched this episode

s12e38 / Luck Of The Draw Mystery Box

3rd Jun '20 - 11:30am
Luck Of The Draw Mystery Box

This episode's mystery box ingredients are decided entirely by the luck of the draw, with numbered lottery balls corresponding to 25 ingredients on display.

184 have watched this episode

s12e39 / Highest Score Immunity Challenge

4th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Highest Score Immunity Challenge

Each round in this immunity challenge is worth 10 points and the contestant with the highest score at the end of round three will win immunity and be free from the upcoming elimination.

185 have watched this episode

s12e40 / The Aussie Pressure Test

7th Jun '20 - 11:30am
The Aussie Pressure Test

It's an Australia-themed pressure test. First up contestants must cook a delicious savoury pie and sauce. The bottom four must then create a dish celebrating what Australia means to them.

181 have watched this episode

s12e41 / Teams Of Two Communication Challenge

8th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Teams Of Two Communication Challenge

Teams of two must create two dishes using a chosen ingredient. Dishes must be identical in taste and appearance, but they will not be able to see each other while they cook, so communication is key.

191 have watched this episode

s12e42 / Benjamin Cooper Jungle CurryPressure Test

9th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Benjamin Cooper Jungle CurryPressure Test

Benjamin Cooper, Executive Chef of Chin Chin Melbourne, sets tonight's pressure test where contestants must recreate his jungle curry with rice and roti without a recipe.

198 have watched this episode

s12e43 / Smokin' Mystery Box

10th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Smokin' Mystery Box

Today's mystery box is all about smoke. Contestants can use any method of smoking as long as one element has been smoked with a smoking gun. The top four will cook in tomorrow's immunity challenge.

198 have watched this episode

s12e44 / Pumpkin Immunity Challenge

11th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Pumpkin Immunity Challenge

Today's immunity challenge is all about resourcefulness. The contestants are each presented with a pumpkin and have 90 minutes to cook three dishes that feature the pumpkin in some way.

200 have watched this episode

s12e45 / Atlas Elimination Challenge

14th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Atlas Elimination Challenge

Charlie Carrington of Melbourne restaurant Atlas sets this elimination challenge, focusing on food from different countries. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be sent home.

187 have watched this episode

s12e46 / The Golden Mystery Box

15th Jun '20 - 11:30am
The Golden Mystery Box

Charlie Carrington of Melbourne restaurant Atlas sets this elimination challenge, focusing on food from different countries. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be sent home.

187 have watched this episode

s12e47 / 5 Minute Ingredient Challenge

16th Jun '20 - 11:30am
5 Minute Ingredient Challenge

Every five minutes an ingredient that can be used in their cook is revealed to our contestants. They can start cooking at any time but only have access to the ingredients revealed up to that point.

188 have watched this episode

s12e48 / Blind Taste Test Elimination

21st Jun '20 - 11:30am
Blind Taste Test Elimination

This elimination will take place over two rounds, the first of which is the classic blind taste test. The first four contestants who guess incorrectly will go into round two.

164 have watched this episode

s12e49 / Use Everything Mystery Box!

22nd Jun '20 - 11:30am
Use Everything Mystery Box!

The judges reveal that the contestants need to use all the ingredients in their mystery box to create two dishes - a sweet and savoury dish - in 75 minutes.

170 have watched this episode

s12e50 / Immunity Challenge

23rd Jun '20 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

Three heavy hitters of the competition go head-to-head. Who will make top six?.

175 have watched this episode

s12e51 / Elimination Challenge - Top 6

28th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge - Top 6

In today's elimination contestants are challenged to cook a classic dish. Could this be Reynold's final cook in the MasterChef kitchen?.

161 have watched this episode

s12e52 / Colour Inspired Mystery Box

29th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Colour Inspired Mystery Box

Today's mystery box is inspired by colour. The dish can be sweet or savoury and contestants can access the pantry with the garden also in play. So why is Melissa so emotional?.

150 have watched this episode

s12e53 / Cloche Choice Immunity Challenge

30th Jun '20 - 11:30am
Cloche Choice Immunity Challenge

In the battle for top 5, contestants must choose two cloches and cook with the ingredients underneath. They can give up one cloche and select a third, however they must cook with the third ingredient.

134 have watched this episode
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