Four teams competed in a relay challenge where each member had 15 minutes of cooking time and 45 seconds to pass their instructions to the next cook. Diana, Benjamin, Tamara and Benita, the captains of the Red, Yellow, Blue and Green Teams, were tasked with choosing a dish that featured maple syrup. Benita and Tamara chose the savoury option for their dishes (Green’s Singaporean Chilli Crab and Prawns, and Blue’s Asian Sticky Pork Belly with Bao Buns and Slaw) while Benjamin and Diana opted for maple ice cream desserts. Throughout the following changeovers, Benita’s choice of dish confused her team members when she decided to replace the palm sugar with the syrup at the start of the cook, the Red Team struggled with their jelly element which they failed to plate at the last minute and the Yellow Team provided improvements to their dish. Michelle, who was the third to cook for the Blue Team, struggled throughout and tampered with the elements of her team’s dish, forcing the last two members to salvage it. The Yellow and Red Teams were applauded for their desserts despite the latter missing the jelly in their dish, while the judges praised Diana’s leadership and organization of her team’s dish. The Blue Team’s was criticised for overcooking their pork while the maple flavour couldn’t be detected in the Green Team’s dish despite the fact that they used all of the syrup throughout the cook. As their dish failed to highlight the core ingredient, the Green Team was sent to elimination.
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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.