Masterchef (2010– )
A guest judge surprises the contestants with a letter from their loved ones and were required to cook with southern ingredients.


Brian Smith


Franc Roddam (format by)




Episode credited cast:
Gordon Ramsay ... Himself - Host / Judge
Joe Bastianich ... Himself - Judge
Graham Elliot ... Himself - Judge
Charlie Ryan Charlie Ryan ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stacey Amagrande Stacey Amagrande ... Herself - Contestant
Monti Carlo ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Chen Michael Chen ... Himself - Contestant
Tali Clavijo Tali Clavijo ... Himself - Contestant
Samantha De Silva Samantha De Silva ... Herself - Contestant
Paula Deen ... Herself
Felix Fang ... Herself - Contestant
Christine Ha Christine Ha ... Herself - Contestant
Michael Hill Michael Hill ... Himself - Contestant
Helene Leeds Helene Leeds ... Herself - Contestant
Scott Little Scott Little ... Himself - Contestant


Mystery Box Challenge: The contestants entered the kitchen to find a huge mystery box, inside of which was Paula Deen, who would serve as a guest judge. The contestants worked with ingredients from southern cuisine. The three best dishes were Becky's, Frank's, and David's. The judges and Paula declared Frank the winner of the Mystery Box. Challenge Winner/Immune: Frank Mirando. Elimination Test: Frank was shown a sampler of Japanese cuisine. After awarding Frank with immunity, the judges revealed that the other six contestants would be divided into three pairs to replicate the sampler; one team member would cook while the other would direct, swapping roles every fifteen minutes. Frank was able to form the teams. He paired Becky with David, Felix with Monti, and Christine with Stacey. Felix and Monti had the best sampler and Christine and Stacey had the worst. Winners: Felix Fang and Monti Carlo. Bottom two: Christine Hà and Stacey Amagrande. Stacey was eliminated. Eliminated: Stacey ...

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Release Date:

17 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital


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Joe Bastianich - Judge: [to Becky after she and David lost a challenge] this was eye opening for me today because I saw a side of you that I've never seen before which was a little disappointing. You can't lead when it's convenient and then "duck your head" when sh*t hits the fan. As cooks and as leaders in kitchens and in restaurants, we lead through the good and the bad.
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