Season 09, Eposode 07 – ”World Cup Dishes”
The contestants face a mystery box challenge where they must create a dish using one common ingredient—walnuts. The winner will receive three huge advantages. Later, the kitchen welcomes American soccer legend and Fox Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas, who will introduce a street food-themed elimination challenge that involves popular food among soccer fans in various countries.
Season 09, Eposode 06 – ”Trouble Brewing”
The Top 20 venture out of the kitchen and head to the historic Anheuser Busch brewery in Los Angeles for their first team challenge of the season. The two teams must cook a beer-infused lunch for more than 100 employees at the brewery who will each place a vote on his or her favorite dish. The team that receives the least amount of votes will head back to the kitchen for a banana cream pie pressure test that will determine who will be eliminated.
Season 09, Eposode 05 – ”Gordon Ramsay Masterclass ”
In the first skills test of the season, Gordon Ramsay teaches the home cooks how to properly break down a crab, before the contestants must replicate his work. The contestants whose skills don’t cut it, face an elimination challenge during which Ramsay will show them how to make his signature Crab Benedict dish.
Season 09, Eposode 03-04 – ”The Judges Do Battle, Pt. 3-4”
Forty-three of America’s finest home cooks compete in the Battle of the Apron challenge, during which they will face off against each other to earn a spot in the Top 24.In the first mystery box challenge of the season, the Top 24 must prep, cook and plate one dish featuring an ingredient unique to each of their home states.
Season 09, Episode 02 – “The Judges Do Battle (2)”
The three judges each choose eight home cooks to mentor throughout the competition.
Season 09, Eposode 01 – ”The Judges Do Battle; The Judges Do Battle, Pt. 2″
The Season 9 premiere: Forty-three of America’s finest home cooks compete in the Battle of the Apron challenge, during which they will face off against each other to earn a spot in the Top 24. This season brings a new twist: Judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez and Joe Bastianich each will have eight aprons to hand out to the home cooks whom they deem worthy.
Season 08, Eposode 20-21 – ”The Finale, Pt. 1; The Finale, Pt. 2″
In the Season 8 finale, the final three home cooks prepare a three-course meal with ingredients of their choosing. After evaluating the final dishes, the judges will reveal America’s next MasterChef.
Season 08, Eposode 18 – ”Something Fishy”
The family members of the Top 6 join them in the kitchen. The contestants will then have to cook a dish inspired by their families before competing in an elimination test.
Season 08, Eposode 19 – ”The Semi-Finals”
The home cooks face a series of skills tests that will determine who makes it to the finale.
Season 08, Episode 17 – “Pop-Up Restaurant”
The Top Six split up in teams for a classic MASTERCHEF challenge – to cook for food critics, writers and chefs at a pop-up restaurant in a Southern California vineyard. Which contestants will be eliminated.
Season 08, Eposode 16 – ”Chopsticks & Pasta”
In this week’s mystery box challenge, the Top 7 must create an Asian-inspired dish that centers around one of the most prominent utensils in culinary history – chopsticks! The winner gets a huge advantage moving forward, leaving the remaining home cooks to compete in a pasta-themed elimination challenge.