Cooks share their signature dishes with the judges in hopes of advancing to the next round of the competition.
Auditions continue as amateur cooks try to impress the judges.
The cooks must prove that they have mastered basic kitchen techniques; the judges reveal which cooks have made it into the top 14.
One team is safe from elimination after winning a challenge where they spend the day feeding hundreds of Marines; the losing team faces a pressure test.
The cooks prepare their best dishes in hopes of impressing the judges.
The contestants are asked to make a single cupcake; chef Cat Cora and the contestants cook at a truck stop.
The remaining chefs need to feed 100 truckers at a remote California truck stop. The losing team returns to the kitchen to face a pressure test, which consists of naming as many foods as they can from a table of farmer's market ingredients.
In their first challenge of the day, the chefs are asked to make a dish with dungeness crab
The contestants must cater a high-end wedding, and things go awry when the main course goes missing. The losing team goes back to the MasterChef kitchen to face a pressure test, and one more chef will be eliminated.
The contestants undergo a Mystery Box challenge and an Invention Test.
The contestants go fishing, and use their catches for their entrees. Another chef will be eliminated.
After enduring pressure tests and grueling challenges, the remaining chefs compete for 0,000 and a cookbook-publishing deal.
The winner is revealed.