MasterChef Australia
Season 4

s04e01 / The Journey Continues

6th May '12 - 11:30am
The Journey Continues

The personality is on the plate and the food is the star of the show. Network Ten's smash hit series MasterChef returns tonight and promises to excite, thrill and entertain like never before!

277 have watched this episode

s04e02 / Top 50 Mystery Box

7th May '12 - 11:30am
Top 50 Mystery Box

The top 50 amateur cooks will compete in the first Mystery Box challenge of the season; the judges select the top 12 who then have the opportunity to cook off in a nail-biting challenge.

277 have watched this episode

s04e03 / Mornington Peninsula Farms

8th May '12 - 11:30am
Mornington Peninsula Farms

The top 12 contestants from last night's Mystery Box are divided into pairs to forage for their own ingredients at various farms in Mornington Peninsula to cook a sweet or savoury dish.

277 have watched this episode

s04e04 / Knife Skills

9th May '12 - 11:30am
Knife Skills

MasterChef mentor Matt Moran arrives at the Royal Exhibition Building to put the contestants through their knife skills paces. They must fillet, pin bone and cook a beautiful piece of salmon.

277 have watched this episode

s04e05 / Sweet Pressure Test

10th May '12 - 11:30am
Sweet Pressure Test

Thirty three contestants compete in a Sweet Pressure Test created by superstar chef Shannon Bennett. With six more aprons up for grabs, his Peach Melba dessert is a challenge to say the least!

277 have watched this episode

s04e06 / Masterclass

11th May '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

The top 18 contestants head to Daylesford for a MasterClass. Later, Matt Moran and George teach the contestants some classic French cooking techniques.

278 have watched this episode

s04e07 / French Pressure Test

13th May '12 - 11:30am
French Pressure Test

After a long week of hard fought challenges the remaining twelve contestants compete in a French Pressure test to claim the last remaining spots in the Top 24. But whose dish will earn them an apron?

277 have watched this episode

s04e08 / Mystery Box

14th May '12 - 11:30am
Mystery Box

Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen, the top 24 quickly learn it's 'Mystery Box' time! They raise the lid but it's not food that they find.

277 have watched this episode

s04e09 / Beat the Chef!

15th May '12 - 11:30am
Beat the Chef!

The Immunity Challenge sees the winner of the Pressure Test try and 'Beat the Chef!' It's a battle royale as our contestant takes on superstar chef Dan Hong from the Lotus Restaurant.

277 have watched this episode

s04e10 / Restaurant Team Challenge

16th May '12 - 11:30am
Restaurant Team Challenge

Ever dreamed of running your own restaurant? The contestants are divided into two teams: they must take over a restaurant service in opposing restaurants in Sydney's Kings Cross.

277 have watched this episode

s04e11 / Pasta Elimination

17th May '12 - 11:30am
Pasta Elimination

The losing team head to the MasterChef kitchen for the first elimination challenge of the season. It's all about pasta and the contestants are challenged to either 'make or break' that pasta.

277 have watched this episode

s04e12 / Masterclass

18th May '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

Gary and George host a seafood-inspired MasterClass, while Phillipa Grogan from Phillipa's bakery in Melbourne teaches the contestants the art of breadmaking.

277 have watched this episode

s04e13 / Mystery and Invention

20th May '12 - 11:30am
Mystery and Invention

This Mystery Box is a cracker - literally. Then later, the winner of this challenge gets to pick the key ingredient for the following Invention Test.

277 have watched this episode

s04e14 / Pressure Test

21st May '12 - 11:30am
Pressure Test

Superstar chef Peter Gilmore returns with an eight layer textured chocolate cake. Talk about Pressure Test! The bottom three from the Invention Test must replicate this cake.

277 have watched this episode

s04e15 / Immunity Challenge

22nd May '12 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

The lucky winner from the Invention Test returns to the kitchen tonight to face off against former head chef of Tetsuya restaurant, Darren Roberston.

277 have watched this episode

s04e16 / Yum Cha Team Challenge

23rd May '12 - 11:30am
Yum Cha Team Challenge

The top 22 contestants head to Sydney's Chinese Gardens to compete in a yum cha challenge. Divided into teams, they must plan a menu, shop and cook a tasty yum cha feast.

277 have watched this episode

s04e17 / Elimination Challenge

24th May '12 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

Yesterday's losing 11 contestants compete in tonight's elimination challenge. It's a taste test and cook off so this challenge is tough! After a hard fought fight one contestant is sent home.

277 have watched this episode

s04e18 / Masterclass

25th May '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

It's a mega MasterClass tonight as Gary and Matt Moran teach the top 21 contestants about raw foods, herbs, and oils. Later Gary whips up a mushroom gnocchi and his 'Mum's Lamb Stew with Dumplings'.

277 have watched this episode

s04e19 / Biscuit Mystery Box

27th May '12 - 11:30am
Biscuit Mystery Box

The remaining 21 contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen to compete in a biscuit inspired Mystery Box challenge. Later it's an Invention Test Mexican style. Cactus anyone?

277 have watched this episode

s04e20 / Pressure Test

28th May '12 - 11:30am
Pressure Test

The bottom three contestants from the last show arrive at the kitchen to face off in the Pressure Test. Later, three lucky contestants attend a very special private Master Class.

277 have watched this episode

s04e21 / Raw Food Immunity Challenge

29th May '12 - 11:30am
Raw Food Immunity Challenge

Sake head chef Shaun Presland takes on the winner of Sunday's Invention Test in a Raw Food Immunity Challenge. With no cooking, no heat and no gas bench tops they need to be super creative.

277 have watched this episode

s04e22 / Leftover Team Challenge

30th May '12 - 11:30am
Leftover Team Challenge

The contestants split into two teams to cook for a restaurant full of discerning diners, all with leftover ingredients collected from top Sydney restaurants.

277 have watched this episode

s04e23 / Poultry Elimination

31st May '12 - 11:30am
Poultry Elimination

We say goodbye to another contestant after a hard fought poultry elimination challenge. They must name that bird then cook that bird. Quail, duck, chicken and turkey are served up.

277 have watched this episode

s04e24 / MasterClass

1st Jun '12 - 11:30am
MasterClass

Gary kicks off the MasterClass with mouth-watering barbecue chicken and is later joined by special guest chef Jason Jones who teaches the contestants how to serve up the perfect Mexican feast.

277 have watched this episode

s04e25 / Flavour Matching Mysterybox

3rd Jun '12 - 11:30am
Flavour Matching Mysterybox

19 contestants arrive at the MasterChef Kitchen for a flavour matching 'Mystery Box' challenge. With everyone eager to impress the judges, one contestant pushes himself too far and burns his hand.

277 have watched this episode

s04e26 / Market Stall Competition

4th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Market Stall Competition

The contestants arrive in Tasmania for a market stall competition, where they are divided into four teams. The teams must run their own take away market stall and create their own unique dish.

277 have watched this episode

s04e27 / Fishing Boat Salmon Challenge

5th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Fishing Boat Salmon Challenge

With the chance to compete in tonight's immunity challenge, the winning teams from last night's market stall must first compete against each other in a fishing boat salmon challenge.

277 have watched this episode

s04e28 / Tea for 100 Team Challenge

6th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Tea for 100 Team Challenge

The contestants are divided into two teams, and are challenged to create, make and bake an afternoon tea for 100 guests. It must include four dishes - a scone, a pastry, and two of their choice.

277 have watched this episode

s04e29 / Knockout Round Elimination

7th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Knockout Round Elimination

The nine contestants cook for their MasterChef lives through a series of three knockout round challenges. A typical Pub lunch is on the menu - steak, onion rings and more.

277 have watched this episode

s04e30 / MasterClass

8th Jun '12 - 11:30am
MasterClass

Gary goes into chef mode when he puts himself up against the clock in a 30 minute real time challenge. Later Gary is joined by Lorraine Pascale of Ella's Cupcake in Covent Garden.

277 have watched this episode

s04e31 / Mystery and Invention

10th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Mystery and Invention

After a fun filled week in Tasmania, tonight the contestants head back to the MasterChef kitchen for a classic Mystery Box and Invention Test challenge.

277 have watched this episode

s04e32 / Pressure Test

11th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Pressure Test

Greek salad is not as simple as it seems, particularly when it's been created by George! The three contestants in tonight's elimination challenge have three and a half hours to cook.

277 have watched this episode

s04e33 / Immunity Challenge

12th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

MasterChef welcomes iconic chef and culinary legend Jamie Oliver to the kitchen.

278 have watched this episode

s04e34 / 24 Hour Cooking Challenge

13th Jun '12 - 11:30am
24 Hour Cooking Challenge

Tonight the contestants head to the Shangri La Hotel for a mammoth 24 hour cooking challenge that will push them to their limits. Divided into two teams, they must work shifts to cover all meals.

277 have watched this episode

s04e35 / Rapid Fire Pressure Test

14th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Rapid Fire Pressure Test

The losing team from last night's 24 hour cooking challenge return to the MasterChef kitchen for a 'rapid fire' pressure test.

277 have watched this episode

s04e36 / Masterclass

15th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

Gary and George's MasterClass serves up lamb ribs, apple strudel and quail.

277 have watched this episode

s04e37 / Superstar Mystery Box

17th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Superstar Mystery Box

MasterChef winning alumni Julie Goodwin, Adam Liaw and Kate Bracks return to the MasterChef kitchen for a superstar mystery box challenge. Who will win on the night?

277 have watched this episode

s04e38 / Pressure Test

18th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Pressure Test

The pressure test challenges three contestants to cook a perfect quiche Lorraine. All three contestants are determined to stay in the competition so they are quick to get down to business!

277 have watched this episode

s04e39 / Immunity Challenge

19th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

The Mystery Box winner is eager to win an immunity pin. To win they must beat former Billy Kwong Chef, Hamish Ingham from Bar H. With a choice of tea or coffee as the core ingredient.

277 have watched this episode

s04e40 / Wedding Challenge

20th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Wedding Challenge

Matt Preston reveals to the contestants that they will be catering for a Sri Lankan wedding! The Bride and Groom have invited 450 guests to their traditional Hindu wedding, which is purely vegetarian.

277 have watched this episode

s04e41 / Elimination Challenge

21st Jun '12 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

The losing team from the wedding challenge faces off in a cake based elimination challenge, where they are served up 32 cakes, and must taste then name each cake.

277 have watched this episode

s04e42 / Masterclass

22nd Jun '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

Gary and Matt Moran head up a MasterClass of French onion soup, roast chicken and yummy pork belly with noodles. Later we learn the art of baking classic cakes with chef Philippe Mouchel.

277 have watched this episode

s04e43 / Mystery Box Challenge

24th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge

In a special Mystery Box Challenge the contestants quickly learn that they must warm the cockles of the judges' hearts with a tasty soup.

277 have watched this episode

s04e44 / Elimination Challenge

25th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

The bottom three contestants from the Invention Test must now cook for their lives in the Elimination Challenge, with Christine Manfield's classic smoked trout.

277 have watched this episode

s04e45 / Immunity Challenge

26th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

Rum and raisin is a classic combination, but will it be a perfect match for our contestant in the Immunity Challenge? Chef Daniel Wilson also joins the kitchen.

277 have watched this episode

s04e46 / Team Challenge

27th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Team Challenge

It's time to get back to basics with a homely team cooking challenge. Separated into three teams, they are invited into a suburban home, where they must cook for two neighbours.

277 have watched this episode

s04e47 / Elimination Challenge

28th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen for the immunity challenge, the eight contestants from the losing team quickly learn that they must compete in three quick fire cook-offs.

278 have watched this episode

s04e48 / Masterclass

29th Jun '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

George, Matt Moran and Gary showcase the best food Kangaroo Island has to offer. Expect tips on cooking with lamb, marron and chicken. Then we end the night with a taste of honey.

277 have watched this episode

s04e49 / Invention Test

1st Jul '12 - 11:30am
Invention Test

After a trip to Kangaroo Island the contestants get back into the kitchen and discover there is no Mystery Box. Instead they find themselves in an Invention Test with guest chef Heston Blumenthal.

277 have watched this episode

s04e50 / Pressure Test

2nd Jul '12 - 11:30am
Pressure Test

Three contestants from the Invention Test must face a Pressure Test like no other. The contestants have two hours to make a cake specially created by renowned Pastry Chef Vincent Gadan.

277 have watched this episode

s04e51 / Immunity Challenge

3rd Jul '12 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

The winner of this week's Heston Mega Invention Test, gets the added reward of competing in an immunity challenge. Up against the winning contestant is a 1-hat chef Tomislav Martinovic.

277 have watched this episode

s04e52 / Pop Up Restaurant Challenge

4th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Pop Up Restaurant Challenge

The remaining amateur chefs get to live out what most professional chefs only dream of doing in their careers. The contestants need to create two pop up restaurants from scratch.

277 have watched this episode

s04e53 / Double Elimination Challenge

5th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Double Elimination Challenge

The losing team face elimination. But this is not just any elimination - five contestants must get ready for a double elimination. Only three will survive and become part of the Top 10.

277 have watched this episode

s04e54 / Masterclass

6th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

Gary and Matt kick off this special MasterClass by officially welcoming and congratulating this season's Top 10. Topping off the week with an amazing Italian feast.

277 have watched this episode

s04e55 / Roman Dish Challenge

8th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Roman Dish Challenge

Buongiorno, from Italy! Tonight our top 10 contestants join the judges in Rome for a week of challenges! But this is no Roman holiday, tonight they must cook a Roman dish that has a story to tell.

277 have watched this episode

s04e56 / Super-Sized Challenge

9th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Super-Sized Challenge

Celebrate pizza and pasta with a super-sized challenge. The four best cooks from the previous challenge compete against each other for the chance to cook off for an Immunity Pin.

277 have watched this episode

s04e57 / Immunity Challenge

10th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

Heads to beautiful Tuscany, Florence, for a nail-biting Immunity Challenge where judges Matt Preston and George Calombaris are joined by guest judge chef Antonio Carluccio.

277 have watched this episode

s04e58 / Risotto Challenge

11th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Risotto Challenge

The ten contestants head to Parma where they cook off in a risotto challenge. Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi challenges the contestants to cook the 'Death Dish' - his very own saffron and gold leaf risotto.

277 have watched this episode

s04e59 / Elimination Challenge

12th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

The elimination challenge takes the five losing contestants to Tuscany to cook a feast for local villagers in the ancient and quaint town of Monticchelo.

277 have watched this episode

s04e60 / Masterclass

13th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

Superstar chef Neil Perry joins Gary and George for an Italian-inspired MasterClass.

277 have watched this episode

s04e61 / Mystery Fridge Challenge

15th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Mystery Fridge Challenge

Tonight in the MasterChef Mystery Box challenge each contestant has been given the task of creating a dish from the ingredients in the fridge, which include one tasty left-over.

277 have watched this episode

s04e62 / Pressure Test

16th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Pressure Test

The bottom 3 dishes from yesterday's Invention Test face a Pressure Test where someone will go home! The contestants attempt to make guest chef Grant King's highly technical dish.

277 have watched this episode

s04e63 / Elimination Challenge

17th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

The remaining eight contestants face the second elimination of the week, a situation only made sweeter with the news that celeb chef Kylie Kwong has entered the building.

277 have watched this episode

s04e64 / Mini Challenge

18th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Mini Challenge

A mini challenge designed to determine who will cook in the team challenge ahead, sees the contestants cook a French inspired dessert.

277 have watched this episode

s04e65 / Family Team Challenge

19th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Family Team Challenge

Tonight's challenge is an emotional one as one family member for each contestant is brought in. The four contestants will have to cook the meal their loved ones have missed the most.

277 have watched this episode

s04e66 / Masterclass

20th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Masterclass

In the MasterClass, Anthony Puharich from Victor Churchill shares his expert opinion with our contestants on selecting the right cut of beef for the right meal.

277 have watched this episode

s04e67 / Lunch Service

22nd Jul '12 - 11:30am
Lunch Service

The judges announce to the top six contestants that they must run lunch service for 60 guests at Guillaume at Bennelong under the watchful eye of head chef Guillaume Brahini.

277 have watched this episode

s04e68 / The Perfect Steak Sauce

23rd Jul '12 - 11:30am
The Perfect Steak Sauce

The five top contestants are greeted by Legendary British chef and MasterChef UK judge, John Torode, and a live cow. Torode announces that they must cook the perfect sauce to accompany the perfect steak.

277 have watched this episode

s04e69 / Recreate Signature Dish

24th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Recreate Signature Dish

The final four MasterChef contestants each have 90 minutes to cook one of Australia's best chef's signature dishes, and only 15 minutes with their chef so they need to make the most of it.

277 have watched this episode

s04e70 / Grand Final

25th Jul '12 - 11:30am
Grand Final

It all comes down to this. The MasterChef finale. The final three are hoping they have saved their best for last, as they step into the MasterChef kitchen for the last time.

277 have watched this episode
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