MasterChef Australia
Season 8

s08e01 / Premiere

1st May '16 - 11:30am
Premiere

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.

404 have watched this episode

s08e02 / 2nd Judges' Auditions

2nd May '16 - 11:30am
2nd Judges' Auditions

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.

400 have watched this episode

s08e03 / Final Round Judges' Auditions

3rd May '16 - 11:30am
Final Round Judges' Auditions

With the Final Round of the Judge's Audition comes the First Pressure Test, which involves a Shannon Bennett Chocolate Bar.

400 have watched this episode

s08e04 / First Mystery Box Challenge

4th May '16 - 11:30am
First Mystery Box Challenge

2015's Masterchef, Billie McKay, knows exactly what this crop of aspirants are going through. Do you reckon she'll go easy on them when she picks the ingredients of the First Mystery Box?.

399 have watched this episode

s08e05 / First Elimination Challenge

5th May '16 - 11:30am
First Elimination Challenge

In the first 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.

397 have watched this episode

s08e06 / Marco's Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test

8th May '16 - 11:30am
Marco's Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test

The hopeful chefs suit up and show up for Marco Pierre White Week. With 75 minutes ticking away, they use the ingredients from Marco's mystery box of ingredients.

397 have watched this episode

s08e07 / Pressure Test: Marco Pierre White's John Dory

9th May '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Marco Pierre White's John Dory

It takes 20 ovens, miles of stainless steel, an arsenal of appliances and knives that chop, cut, slice and dice, to discover the best amateur chef in Australia. Tasks include mystery boxes, celebrity chef challenges, masterclasses and off-site challenges. The usual elimination format applies. MasterChef experts are George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston.

396 have watched this episode

s08e08 / Immunity Challenge: Jake Kellie

10th May '16 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge: Jake Kellie

The top three 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.

397 have watched this episode

s08e09 / Team Challenge: Pub Lunch

11th May '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Pub Lunch

This 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.

394 have watched this episode

s08e10 / Pressure Test & Masterclass

12th May '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test & 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.

393 have watched this episode

s08e11 / Mystery Box Challenge: Viewers

15th May '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge: Viewers

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.

390 have watched this episode

s08e12 / Pressure Test

16th May '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test

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.

392 have watched this episode

s08e13 / Immunity Challenge: Popcorn

17th May '16 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge: Popcorn

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.

389 have watched this episode

s08e14 / Service Challenge

18th May '16 - 11:30am
Service Challenge

In this 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.

390 have watched this episode

s08e15 / Elimination Challenge: No Cooking

19th May '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge: No Cooking

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.

392 have watched this episode

s08e16 / Mystery Box: Nigella Lawson

22nd May '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box: Nigella Lawson

It's Nigella Lawson Week. Contestants have 75 minutes to create a delicious dish based on Nigella's divine indulgences. The top three will have a chance at immunity while the bottom three face elimination.

387 have watched this episode

s08e17 / Pressure Test: Nigella Lawson's Three-Course Meal

23rd May '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Nigella Lawson's Three-Course Meal

The bottom three 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.

394 have watched this episode

s08e18 / Immunity Challenge: Midnight Snack

24th May '16 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge: Midnight Snack

Matt Preston and Nigella Lawson arrive at the contestant house in the middle of the night as the three best from Nigella's invention test are asked to create a midnight snack for a chance at immunity.

395 have watched this episode

s08e19 / Team Challenge: Fete

25th May '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Fete

Split into three teams, each team must prepare one savoury dish and two sweet dishes to sell at a fete held in honour of Nigella Lawson with all proceeds donated to the Royal Children's Hospital.

391 have watched this episode

s08e20 / Elimination Challenge: Name That Cake & MasterClass 2

26th May '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge: Name That Cake & MasterClass 2

The losing fete challenge team now face elimination. Contestants must correctly name cakes, fail to do so and they will need to impress the judges with a cake of their own to stay in the competition.

391 have watched this episode

s08e21 / Mystery Box

29th May '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box

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 and the bottom three will face the elimination pressure test.

387 have watched this episode

s08e22 / Pressure Test: Jason Atherton's Quail Afternoon Tea Dish

30th May '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Jason Atherton's Quail Afternoon Tea Dish

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.

384 have watched this episode

s08e23 / Immunity Challenge

31st May '16 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

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.

381 have watched this episode

s08e24 / Off-site Challenge: Hellenic Republic

1st Jun '16 - 11:30am
Off-site Challenge: Hellenic Republic

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.

405 have watched this episode

s08e25 / Elimination Challenge: Blind Taste Test

2nd Jun '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge: Blind Taste Test

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.

402 have watched this episode

s08e26 / Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test

5th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test

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.

394 have watched this episode

s08e27 / Pressure Test: Anna Polyviou's Mess

6th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Anna Polyviou's Mess

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.

398 have watched this episode

s08e28 / Immunity Challenge

7th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

The three best performers from Maggie Beer's mystery box are now vying for immunity. The contestant who produces the best ├ęclair in round one will then cook off against a professional chef.

398 have watched this episode

s08e29 / Team Challenge: Chinese New Year

8th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Chinese New Year

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.

398 have watched this episode

s08e30 / Elimination Challenge

9th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

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.

397 have watched this episode

s08e31 / Mystery Box Challenge: Luke Nguyen & Invention Test

12th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge: Luke Nguyen & Invention Test

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.

391 have watched this episode

s08e32 / Pressure Test: Ross Lusted

13th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Ross Lusted

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.

392 have watched this episode

s08e33 / Top 12

14th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Top 12

The judges reveal to the top 12 contestants that today there are some special guests joining them in the MasterChef Australia kitchen.

391 have watched this episode

s08e34 / Team Challenge

15th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge

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.

390 have watched this episode

s08e35 / Elimination Challenge

16th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

The losing team from the Curtis Stone challenge now face elimination. Who will be leaving the MasterChef Australia kitchen?

383 have watched this episode

s08e36 / Mystery Box Challenge: Ugly Ingredients & Invention Test: Relay

19th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge: Ugly Ingredients & Invention Test: Relay

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.

379 have watched this episode

s08e37 / Pressure Test: Flynn McGarry

20th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Flynn McGarry

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.

386 have watched this episode

s08e38 / Immunity Challenge: Victor Liong

21st Jun '16 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge: Victor Liong

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?

383 have watched this episode

s08e39 / Team Challenge: Gourmet Cinema

22nd Jun '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Gourmet Cinema

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.

387 have watched this episode

s08e40 / Elimination Challenge

23rd Jun '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

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.

383 have watched this episode

s08e41 / Heston Week

26th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Heston Week

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.

376 have watched this episode

s08e42 / Team Challenge: Brighton Beach Ice Cream Stands

27th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Brighton Beach Ice Cream Stands

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.

377 have watched this episode

s08e43 / Team Challenge: Three-Course Dessert Spread

28th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Three-Course Dessert Spread

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.

376 have watched this episode

s08e44 / Elimination Challenge: Recipes from the Past

29th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge: Recipes from the Past

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.

372 have watched this episode

s08e45 / Elimination Challenge & MasterClass 3

30th Jun '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge & MasterClass 3

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.

367 have watched this episode

s08e46 / Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test

3rd Jul '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test

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.

377 have watched this episode

s08e47 / Pressure Test

4th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test

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.

377 have watched this episode

s08e48 / Immunity Challenge

5th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Immunity Challenge

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.

376 have watched this episode

s08e49 / Team Challenge: Australian Produce

6th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Australian Produce

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.

375 have watched this episode

s08e50 / Elimination Challenge

7th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge

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?

374 have watched this episode

s08e51 / Mystery Box Challenge: San Francisco Produce & Invention Test

10th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge: San Francisco Produce & Invention Test

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.

370 have watched this episode

s08e52 / Team Challenge: Dominque Creen's Signature Dishes

11th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Dominque Creen's Signature Dishes

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.

375 have watched this episode

s08e53 / Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook Estate

12th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook Estate

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.

375 have watched this episode

s08e54 / Team Challenge: Santa Monica Pier Food Trucks

13th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Team Challenge: Santa Monica Pier Food Trucks

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.

375 have watched this episode

s08e55 / Elimination Challenge & MasterClass 4

14th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge & MasterClass 4

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.

373 have watched this episode

s08e56 / Mystery Box Challenge: Hottest Ingredients & Invention Test

17th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge: Hottest Ingredients & Invention Test

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.

370 have watched this episode

s08e57 / Pressure Test: Christy Tania

18th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Pressure Test: Christy Tania

Finals Week. The bottom three contestants from the invention test now face the elimination pressure test set by pastry chef & dessert specialist, Christy Tania.

376 have watched this episode

s08e58 / Service Challenge: Lake House

19th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Service Challenge: Lake House

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.

368 have watched this episode

s08e59 / Elimination Challenge: Audition Ingredients

20th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Elimination Challenge: Audition Ingredients

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.

366 have watched this episode

s08e60 / MasterClass 5

21st Jul '16 - 11:30am
MasterClass 5

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.

365 have watched this episode

s08e61 / Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test: Quarter Final

24th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Mystery Box Challenge & Invention Test: Quarter Final

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.

358 have watched this episode

s08e62 / Service Challenge: Semi Final

25th Jul '16 - 11:30am
Service Challenge: Semi Final

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.

358 have watched this episode

s08e63 / MasterChef 2016 Grand Finale

26th Jul '16 - 11:30am
MasterChef 2016 Grand Finale

Grand Finale. Who will be crowned the winner of MasterChef Australia 2016? The finalists are competing for a 0,000 cash prize & a column in Australia's leading premium food magazine, Delicious.

356 have watched this episode
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