MasterChef Australia S13E55 Available after release date 14 June 2021
Competing for their places in Finals Week, the other six contestants selected one ingredient to cook with in two rounds. Tasked to cook in the sixty-minute first round with street food dishes as the theme, Tommy chose beef to make his bo la lot but the beef was overcooked, sending him to the second round with Pete and Elise. They had to use their chosen ingredient to make a restaurant quality dish in 75 minutes. It was his inconsistent cooking of the beef that let him down once again while attempting to make his Bún bò Huế and found himself facing the judges’ final verdict alongside Elise. Despite having a flavoursome broth and a dish that showed technique, Tommy’s beef was blue, deeming it inedible. His elimination leaves only six contestants competing in Finals Week – Kishwar and Elise from Victoria; Pete and Linda from New South Wales; Justin from West Australia; and Sabina from Tasmania.
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MasterChef Australia Show Summary
MasterChef Australia has a different format from that of the original British MasterChef and MasterChef Goes Large formats. Initial rounds consist of a large number of hopeful contestants from across Australia individually “auditioning” by presenting a food dish before the three judges in order to gain one of 50 semi-final places. Entrants must be over 18 years old and their main source of income cannot come from preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment.
The semi-finalists then compete in several challenges that test their food knowledge and preparation skills. In Season 1, the top 50 competed until 20 were left, with the final 20 progressing to the main stage of the show. From Season 2 onwards, 24 contestants progress. The contestants will then be whittled down through a number of individual and team-based cooking challenges and weekly elimination rounds until a winning MasterChef is crowned. The winner plays for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published, and A$250,000 in cash.