Mystery Box 1: The first Mystery Box saw the returning cooks facing their nightmares – one of the worst dishes they have cooked the previous time they were in the MasterChef kitchen (which were Andre’s uni, Andrew’s poached egg, Andy’s lobster, April Lee’s Piña Colada dessert, Barrie’s Wagyu beef, Christopher’s ground pork, Dora’s beef cheeks, Jen’s Salisbury steak, Jeremy’s monkfish, Mai’s poached salmon, Marissa’s Asian street food platter and Thea’s pork belly and pork cheek tamale dish in the finale). The cooks need to reinvent their previous dishes using the main ingredients or parts of the components in them. To raise the stake, one home cook will be eliminated. Among the many standout dishes, Andre’s dish was deemed as the best and he will receive an advantage in the challenge next week. The worst dishes belonged to April Lee, Marissa and Dora. The judges in the end decided that Dora’s beef cheeks sandwich lacked ambitions compared to the other two cooks and she was the first returning cook to be sent home.
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MasterChef Canada Show Summary
MasterChef Canada is a Canadian competitive cooking reality show, part of the MasterChef franchise, open to amateur home cooks. It premiered on CTV on January 20, 2014, and has aired its sixth season. The show stars three judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung. The show is produced by Endemol Shine International and Proper Television.
MasterChef Canada airs Tuesday nights on CTV and the Cooking Channel in the United States.The current season airs starting in September of each year in the U.S. It airs also in Sweden, Italy and Spain.
On August 8, 2018, CTV renewed MasterChef Canada for another season, announcing that audition casting for the all new sixth season was greenlit. Filming began in October 2018 and concluded in January 2019. Season 6 premiered on CTV on April 8, 2019, and ended on June 10.
The series was renewed for a seventh season, which is a Back to Win season. It aired its premiere on February 14, 2021.