MasterChef

MasterChef

Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich will put a new group of home cooks through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one into a culinary master.
Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich will put a new group of home cooks through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one into a culinary master.

Season 9 (23 episodes)

  • 1. The Judges Do Battle

    Original air date: 05/30/2018 Runtime: 45:08 min.

    Original air date: 05/30/2018 Runtime: 45:08 min. Forty-three of America’s finest home cooks compete in the MASTERCHEF 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 – and they then will mentor those contestants throughout the competition.

  • 2. The Judges Do Battle, Pt. 2

    Original air date: 05/30/2018 Runtime: 44:23 min.

    Original air date: 05/30/2018 Runtime: 44:23 min. Forty-three of America’s finest home cooks compete in the MASTERCHEF 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 – and they then will mentor those contestants throughout the competition.

  • 3. The Judges Do Battle, Pt. 3

    Original air date: 06/06/2018 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 06/06/2018 Runtime: 43:05 min. Forty-three of America’s finest home cooks compete in the MASTERCHEF Battle of the Apron challenge, during which they will face off against each other to earn a spot in the Top 24.

  • 4. Home State Heroes

    Original air date: 06/06/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 06/06/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. 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. Find out who will be heading home.

  • 5. Gordon Ramsay Masterclass

    Original air date: 06/13/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 06/13/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. Gordon Ramsay teaches the home cooks how to properly break down a crab; the contestants must replicate his work; the cooks must make Ramsay's signature crab Benedict dish during an elimination challenge.

  • 6. Trouble Brewing

    Original air date: 06/20/2018 Runtime: 42:45 min.

    Original air date: 06/20/2018 Runtime: 42:45 min. The top 20 chefs face the first team challenge of the season; teams must cook a beer-infused lunch for more than 100 employees.

  • 7. World Cup Dishes

    Original air date: 06/27/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 06/27/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. A mystery box challenge forces the home cooks to make a dish using walnuts as a common ingredient; sports analyst Alexi Lalas introduces an elimination challenge in which popular food amongst soccer fans from different countries must be used.

  • 8. A Gordon Ramsay Wedding

    Original air date: 07/11/2018 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 07/11/2018 Runtime: 43:06 min. The contestants cook for Season 7 winner Shaun O'Neale's wedding.

  • 9. The Big Not Easy

    Original air date: 07/18/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 07/18/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. The contestants face a difficult mystery box filled with fresh seafood; an elimination challenge involving Salisbury steak.

  • 10. Rise or Fall

    Original air date: 07/25/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 07/25/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. 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.

  • 11. The Kids Are Alright

    Original air date: 08/01/2018 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 08/01/2018 Runtime: 43:05 min. Two teams compete in a fine dining challenge; a cupcake pressure test with chef Christina Tosi.

  • 12. Frying Tonight

    Original air date: 08/08/2018 Runtime: 42:19 min.

    Original air date: 08/08/2018 Runtime: 42:19 min. The contestants must make a dish that features a deep-fried element as the judges cook alongside them; the elimination challenge features a citrus-centered dish.

  • 13. Just for the Halibut

    Original air date: 08/15/2018 Runtime: 43:05 min.

    Original air date: 08/15/2018 Runtime: 43:05 min. The top 12 must replicate the proper way to break down a halibut; those who fail to impress the judges must create an original dish using their broken-down fish.

  • 14. Sky's the Limit

    Original air date: 08/22/2018 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 08/22/2018 Runtime: 42:35 min. The remaining home cooks split into two teams and are tasked with serving 100 dishes to hungry airmen in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the March Air Reserve Base.

  • 15. Tag Team

    Original air date: 08/22/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 08/22/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. The contestants are told they will be competing in the dreaded Tag Team Challenge. Find out who is still in it to win it.

  • 16. American Heroes

    Original air date: 08/29/2018 Runtime: 42:48 min.

    Original air date: 08/29/2018 Runtime: 42:48 min. The remaining home cooks must serve restaurant-quality dishes to 25 California firefighters.

  • 17. Waste Not Want Not

    Original air date: 08/29/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 08/29/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. A mystery box challenge involving food scraps; a mystery box challenge involving fresh ingredients.

  • 18. Restaurant Takeover

    Original air date: 09/05/2018 Runtime: 42:46 min.

    Original air date: 09/05/2018 Runtime: 42:46 min. The contestants face the restaurant takeover challenge at Providence in Los Angeles, splitting into two teams to feed 48 guests in the dining room.

  • 19. Cooking with Heart

    Original air date: 09/05/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 09/05/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. The remaining five cooks receive a heartwarming mystery box challenge in which contestants must create dishes inspired by their loved ones.

  • 20. Battle of the Beef

    Original air date: 09/12/2018 Runtime: 42:37 min.

    Original air date: 09/12/2018 Runtime: 42:37 min. The cooks face a series of pressure-filled skills tests using beef; the two weakest contestants go head-to-head.

  • 21. The Semi-Final

    Original air date: 09/12/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 09/12/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. The final four split into two teams to cook one entrée for the judges' mentors: chefs Daniel Boulud, Jonathan Waxman and Lidia Bastianich; an elimination leaves three cooks moving on to the finale.

  • 22. Finale Pt. 1

    Original air date: 09/19/2018 Runtime: 43:19 min.

    Original air date: 09/19/2018 Runtime: 43:19 min. The three remaining home cooks will face their final challenge when they are each asked to prepare a three-course menu for the judges. The home cook with the best overall menu will be crowned the winner. Watch the top three compete for the first prize of a quarter of a million dollars, and the coveted title of MasterChef.

  • 23. Finale Pt. 2

    Original air date: 09/19/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 09/19/2018 Runtime: 42:50 min. The three remaining home cooks will face their final challenge when they are each asked to prepare a three-course menu for the judges. The home cook with the best overall menu will be crowned the winner. Watch the top three compete for the first prize of a quarter of a million dollars, and the coveted title of MasterChef.