Episode Summary Tessa, Simon and Larissa competed in a three-course service challenge, in which they cooked for 60 VIP diners, including guest chefs and MasterChef alumni, with Shannon Bennett as their mentor. All three of them struggled during the cook, but ultimately succeeded. Simon did not have enough points in the service challenge, with a […]
MasterChef Australia is back for its 11th season, putting 24 talented and passionate home cooks to the test alongside the biggest international culinary legends.
Full of familiar faces, fond farewells and, of course, fabulous cooking challenges, season 11 is set to be one of MasterChef’s best – here’s what’s in store when the ultimate cooking challenge returns.
It’s Matt, Gary and George’s last season (sob!)
After 11 years putting contestants through their paces in the search to find Australia’s best cooking talent, beloved judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris revealed in July that season 11 of the show will be their last – and that the show will continue with a yet to be announced, all new line-up of judges.
With more than a decade on our screens under their belts, saying goodbye to the trio will be bittersweet for long time viewers of the iconic cooking show – and you can bet we’re going to saviour every moment.
Meet the new mentors
Joining Matt, Gary and George this season are three familiar faces, taking the place of Shannon Bennett to offer support in some of the competition’s stickier situations.
Guiding contestants each week in the immunity challenge as they take on a professional guest chef, will be season 1 runner-up Poh Ling Yeow, season 7 winner Billie McKay, or season 8 runner-up Matt Sinclair – all of whom are no strangers to the daunting MasterChef kitchen.
Guest Chefs galore
If MasterChef is famous for one thing, it’s for getting the biggest names in the business in to push the contestants to the limit.
With legends like Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein Claire Smyth, Yotam Ottolenghi and Heston Blumnthal all set to make appearances, expect Season 11 to go bigger than ever.
Look out for some fresh faces too – with MasterChef , you never know who you might meet in the kitchen.
Your favourite challenges are back
If it sounds like a lot is changing, not to worry – all your favourite MasterChef challenges are back for plenty of pressure cooker fun.
The Mystery Box, Invention Test, Immunity Challenge, and Pressure Test are all returning for more nail-biting tension, while unique and exciting Team Challenges will push the contestants to the limit.
With theme weeks like Sweet Week, Secrets Week and Legends Week to look forward to, its set to be a banger of a season – and a very fitting farewell to our favourite judges.
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Episode Summary The Top 7 traveled to Western Australia, where they were then taken to the Optus Stadium in Perth, for the mystery box challenge, in which they had one hour to make a dish using nine famous ingredients from WA, and Anushka won the Mystery Box. In the invention test, the other contestants had […]
Episode Summary The five remaining contestants had to cook one course of a five-course degustation meal at the Wildflower, under its head chef, with an assigned ingredient. Nicole cooked the first course with baby beetroots, Simon cooked the second course with marron, Christina made the third course with duck, Tim made the fourth course with […]
Episode Summary In the first round, each contestant was given a car and the address of a local shop to choose their feature ingredient. Nicole chose honey, Christina picked almonds, Anushka selected blue cheese and Tessa chose 70% dark chocolate. Nicole and Tessa beat Anushka and Christina to advance the second round. Tessa cooked the […]
Episode Summary The other six contestants were split into two teams and had to cook a main course and dessert for 25 diners. The Yellow Team was faster in service while the Green Team forgot to serve 12 plates of their main course. The lamb in the Yellow Team’s main was perfectly cooked but insufficiently […]
Episode Summary Larissa used her immunity pin to avoid elimination. In the pressure test, set by head chef Santiago Fernandez, Simon and Christina had three and a half hours to cook two of Santiago’s dishes, one savoury and one sweet, at the same time. Simon and Christina did well on their savory dishes, but while […]
Episode Summary In the last Mystery Box challenge, the contestants were each sent an ingredient from home and a handwritten letter from their loved ones, and Larissa won the challenge. In the invention test, the judges handpicked ingredients for each contestant. Simon and Tessa joined Larissa while Nicole, Tim and Anushka were in the Bottom […]
Episode Summary Anushka, Nicole and Tim had four hours to recreate Ashley Palmer-Watts’ lamington cake. Nicole stood out with her dish. The time pressure got to Anushka and that, combined with some technical difficulties with her dish, sent her home. Don’t miss new episodes of your favorite show MasterChef Australia All Season Celebrity MasterChef Australia […]
Episode Summary In this challenge, each of the eight contestants were given an indigenous ingredient chosen by Jock Zonfrillo to feature in their dish. The winner of the challenge would join Simon and Nicole in this week’s immunity challenge. The indigenous ingredients are Christina (Dorrigo pepper), Ben (white currants), Anushka (Lilly Pilly), Tati (aniseed myrtle), […]
Episode Summary The Top 5 contestants were asked to cook “the one dish” they wanted to cook with no rules, an open pantry and a time limit to be decided by them. Nicole and Tim’s dishes were good but Larissa won the challenge, giving her an advantage in the next day’s challenge. Don’t miss new […]