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Roy Choi - Elevated Street Food 11x09
12.08.2021
The pioneering king of the food truck revolution, Roy Choi, tasks the home cooks with making a street food dish worthy of a Michelin star restaurant. This week, the home cooks are fighting for immunity in the next challenge.

season 2

 
WINNER Announced 02x20
17.08.2011
The Top 3 chefs face off in a grueling final challenge, and the judges determine the winner in the Season 2 finale. At stake is $250,000 and the coveted title of MasterChef.
 
Top 3 Compete 02x19
17.08.2011
After enduring a season's worth of intense pressure tests and grueling challenges, the determining moment has finally arrived. In the season finale, judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot determine which amateur cook truly has the potential to transform his/her culinary dreams into reality. The contestants who have made it this far in the competition have earned the judges' respect, but only one will walk away with the grand prize of $250,000.
 
Top 4 Compete 02x18
16.08.2011
The four remaining home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to carry them through to the season finale. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block.
 
Top 5 Compete 02x17
10.08.2011
The Top 5 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 6 Compete 02x16
09.08.2011
The six chefs go to the Patina restaurant at the Walt Disney Concert Hall where team captains Suzy and Tracy select their teams to cook two of Patina's appetizers and two of their entrees for a fully booked diner service. The teams will be judged by their customers and by the restaurants owner and the head chef of Patina restaurant. The winning and losing team meet at the masterchef restaurant to hear the results and the losing team is left as usual in the kitchen downstairs to the take the pressure test. This time around the three chefs must skin, fillet, debone and, portion a salmon. There must be at least ten equal portions and the chefs must cook one portion. There is a clear winner and loser in this pressure test and one chef is asked to retire their apron. This episode though has an interesting result for the loser that is completly unexpected but deserved.
 
Top 7 Compete 02x15
03.08.2011
After the judges spared the home cooks from elimination last night, the Top 8 flex their culinary muscles once again in another grueling challenge to prove they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out who wows the judges and which two contestants wind up on the chopping block.
 
Top 8 Compete 02x14
02.08.2011
The Top 8 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 9 Compete 02x13
27.07.2011
The Top 9 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 10 Compete 02x12
20.07.2011
The Top 10 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 11 Compete 02x11
19.07.2011
The Top 11 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 12 Compete 02x10
12.07.2011
The Top 12 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 13 Compete 02x09
06.07.2011
The Top 13 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 14 Compete 02x08
29.06.2011
The Top 14 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 15 Compete 02x07
28.06.2011
The Top 15 home cooks flex their culinary muscles in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill it takes to advance to the next round. Find out which contestants wow the judges and who winds up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
Top 16 Compete 02x06
22.06.2011
The Top 16 contestants battle it out in another grueling challenge to prove to the judges they have the passion and skill to be America's Best Amateur Cook. Find out which contestants wow the judges with their culinary chops and who may wind up on the chopping block in the next elimination round.
 
2 Eliminated / Top 16 Revealed 02x05
21.06.2011
The competition continues to sizzle as the Top 18 contestants vie for a coveted spot in the next round of competition. In the next intense culinary challenge, the judges raise the stakes to find out who can handle the heat and who will crack under pressure. Find out which contestants have skills sharp enough to advance to the next round.
 
Top 18 Revealed 02x04
15.06.2011
After impressing the judges with their signature dishes, the hopefuls will have to prove that they have mastered basic kitchen techniques, including chopping apples and cooking a chicken to perfection. Find out whose skills are sharp enough to advance to the next round and who cracks under pressure.
 
Audition (3) / Top 38 Revealed 02x03
14.06.2011
Nerves are tested as the judges continue to winnow down the Top 100 in their search for the America's best amateur cook.
 
Audition (2) 02x02
08.06.2011
Nerves are tested as the judges continue to winnow down the Top 100 in their search for the America's best amateur cook.
 
Audition (1) 02x01
07.06.2011
After conducting a nationwide search, 100 of the best amateur cooks in America - including a police officer, an oil rig engineer, an interior designer, a forklift operator, a professional poker player, a classical pianist and a tattoo shop owner - were flown to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming the next MASTERCHEF and walking away with the life-changing grand prize. The hopefuls will prepare their signature dishes and present them to judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot. The amateur cooks will be put through the paces, and only the most deserving among them will win the coveted white apron and move on to the next round of the competition.

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