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Season 9

30 May 2018
The Judges Do Battle: Part 1
A group of 43 talented home cooks participate in the battle of the apron challenge, where they will compete for a position in the top 24.
 
30 May 2018
The Judges Do Battle: Part 2
The judges each will have eight aprons to hand out to the home cooks whom they deem worthy.
 
6 Jun. 2018
The Judges Do Battle: Part 3
The final home cooks compete for the last 9 aprons to fill the final spots of the field of 24 competing for the Master Chef title.
 
6 Jun. 2018
Home State Heroes
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.
 
13 Jun. 2018
Gordon Ramsay Masterclass
In the first skills test of the season, Gordon teaches the home cooks how to properly break down a crab before the contestants must replicate his work. Those whose skills don't cut it face an elimination challenge during which Gordon will show them how to make his signature Crab Benedict dish. It is then up to the judges to decide who stays and who goes home.
 
20 Jun. 2018
Trouble Brewing
The Top 20 chefs face the first team challenge of the season at the Anheuser Busch brewery. Teams must cook a beer-infused lunch for more than 100 employees. 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.
 
27 Jun. 2018
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 3 huge advantages.Later, the MasterChef kitchen welcomes American soccer legend, Alexi Lalas, who will introduce a street-food themed elimination challenge that involves popular food among soccer fans in various countries. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who will be sent home.
 
11 Jul. 2018
A Gordon Ramsay Wedding
The contestants head to Malibu, California, and cook for Season 7 winner Shaun O'Neale's wedding with Gordon Ramsay officiating! After splitting into 2 teams, the home cooks have limited time to prepare and cook 51 appetizers and 51 entrees for guests in attendance. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who stays and who heads home.
 
18 Jul. 2018
The Big Not Easy
The contestants face a mystery box filled with fresh seafood and must create a dish using 2 items from it. The chefs who fail to impress the judges face an elimination challenge and are asked to upgrade one of the most popular frozen dinner dishes, Salisbury Steak. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who heads home.
 
25 Jul. 2018
Rise or Fall
The remaining home cooks pair up for a skills test to create a restaurant-quality dish featuring five ingredients - only to leave one contestant without a pair. The contestant cooking solo gets a huge advantage in the challenge and gets the opportunity to cook alongside his/her mentor. The chefs who fail to impress the judges will face an elimination challenge and create the ever-challenging cheese soufflé in just 40 minutes. Then, it is up to the judges to decide who will head home.
 
1 Aug. 2018
The Kids are Alright
The Top 14 contestants are split into 2 teams to compete in a fine-dining challenge to cook 39 dishes for a group of very discerning judges. Contestants are surprised when the diners are revealed, forcing them to scramble and alter their dishes to accommodate the guests. Ultimately the winning team's recipe will be printed in Family Circle Magazine. The losing team competes in a cupcake pressure test with special guest Christina Tosi. The judges then decide who stays and who is sent home.
 
8 Aug. 2018
Frying Tonight
The Top 13 contestants face a mystery box challenge with a stockpot and cooking oil and are tasked with making a dish that features a deep-fried element. An extra layer of pressure is put on the contestants as the judges cook alongside them. The winner of the challenge receives an advantage in the elimination challenge to create a citrus-centered dish. The judges then decide who stays and who is sent home.
 
15 Aug. 2018
Just for the Halibut
The Top 12 face their third skills test in the MasterChef kitchen and replicate the proper way to break down a halibut. Those who fail to impress the judges are then tasked with creating a stunning original dish using their broken-down fish. Some contestants yield a bountiful filet, while others offer up a poor portion of protein. Ultimately, the judges decide who is left floundering and sent home.
 
22 Aug. 2018
Sky's the Limit
The remaining home cooks take on their 5th Mystery Box challenge, using "Ingredients America Was Built On." In the elimination challenge, the contestants split into teams and recreate a Mediterranean platter. The top 2 winners are rewarded as team captains for their next Field Challenge, and someone is sent home.
 
22 Aug. 2018
Tag Team
The 8 remaining home cooks divide into 2 teams and race against the clock to serve restaurant-quality dishes to 25 California firefighters. Ultimately, the firefighters will decide the winning team, while the losing team will face a pasta-themed pressure test where someone is sent home.
 
29 Aug. 2018
American Heroes
The 8 remaining home cooks divide into 2 teams and race against the clock to serve restaurant-quality dishes to 25 California firefighters. Ultimately, the firefighters will decide the winning team, while the losing team will face a pasta-themed pressure test where someone is sent home.
 
29 Aug. 2018
Waste Not Want Not
The 7 remaining contestants face a Mystery Box challenge filled with waste literally. The home cook who makes the best dish from food scraps will be safe in the elimination challenge, during which they'll take on another Mystery Box Challenge, but this time with all the best and freshest ingredients. Find out whose time has come to an end.
 
5 Sep. 2018
Restaurant Takeover
The Top 6 face the Restaurant Takeover Challenge at Providence in Los Angeles. The home cooks split into 2 teams and must feed a dining room filled with 48 guests. The judges will evaluate each team's performance and the losing team will face the challenging pressure test, after which someone will be sent home.
 
5 Sep. 2018
Cooking with Heart
The remaining five cooks receive a heart-warming mystery box challenge in which contestants create a dish inspired by their loved ones.
 
12 Sep. 2018
Battle of the Beef
The Top 5 home cooks face a series of pressure-filled skills tests using an incredibly common protein beef. The judges decide which contestant claims a safe spot on the balcony and who faces another culinary test. The 2 weakest home cooks go head-to-head to claim the final spot in the Top 4, while the other is cut.
 
12 Sep. 2018
The Semi Final
The final 4 are split into 2 teams and need to cook one incredible entree for the judges mentors Chefs Daniel Boulud Jonathan Waxman and Lidia Bastianich. The judges choose which winning team moves on leaving the final 2 to battle it out in a do or die pressure test. Find out which 3 make it to the finale.
 
19 Sep. 2018
Finale: Part 1
The three finalists (Ashley, Cesar and Gerron) compete in the final rounds to become the winner of the 9th season of 'Masterchef'.
 
19 Sep. 2018
Finale: Part 2
The home cook with the best overall menu is crowned the winner wih a prize of a quarter of a million dollars and the coveted title of MasterChef.
 

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