Season 4 Breakdown
Normal Episodes: 70
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
Normal Episodes: 70
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
MasterChef Australia Season 4 (2012)
|4x01 Season 4, Episode 1 |
The personality is on the plate and the food is the star of the show. Network Ten's smash hit series MasterChef returns tonight and promises to excite, thrill and entertain like never ...
|May. 06, 2012|
|4x02 Season 4, Episode 2 |
The top 50 amateur cooks will compete in the first Mystery Box challenge of the season; the judges select the top 12 who then have the opportunity to cook off in a nail-biting chal ...
|May. 07, 2012|
|4x03 Season 4, Episode 3 |
The top 12 contestants from last night's Mystery Box are divided into pairs to forage for their own ingredients at various farms in Mornington Peninsula to cook a sweet or savoury ...
|May. 08, 2012|
|4x04 Season 4, Episode 4 |
MasterChef mentor Matt Moran arrives at the Royal Exhibition Building to put the contestants through their knife skills paces. They must fillet, pin bone and cook a beautiful piece ...
|May. 09, 2012|
|4x05 Where Are They Now? |
This special episode finds out what some of the former contestants are up to now.
|May. 09, 2012|
|4x06 Sweet Pressure Test |
Thirty three contestants compete in a Sweet Pressure Test created by superstar chef Shannon Bennett. With six more aprons up for grabs, his Peach Melba dessert is a challenge to say ...
|May. 10, 2012|
|4x07 Masterclass |
The top 18 contestants head to Daylesford for a MasterClass. Later, Matt Moran and George teach the contestants some classic French cooking techniques.
|May. 11, 2012|
|4x08 French Pressure Test |
After a long week of hard fought challenges the remaining twelve contestants compete in a French Pressure test to claim the last remaining spots in the Top 24. But whose dish will ...
|May. 13, 2012|
|4x09 Mystery Box |
Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen, the top 24 quickly learn it's 'Mystery Box' time! They raise the lid but it's not food that they find.
|May. 14, 2012|
|4x10 Beat The Chef |
The Immunity Challenge sees the winner of the Pressure Test try and "Beat the Chef"! It's a battle royal as our contestant takes on superstar chef Dan Hong from the Lotus Restaur ...
|May. 15, 2012|
|4x11 Restaurant Team Challenge |
Ever dreamed of running your own restaurant? The contestants are divided into two teams: they must take over a restaurant service in opposing restaurants in Sydney's Kings Cross.
|May. 16, 2012|
|4x12 Pasta Elimination |
The losing team heads to the MasterChef kitchen for the first elimination challenge of the season. It's all about pasta and the contestants are challenged to either 'make or break' ...
|May. 17, 2012|
|4x13 Sunday - Week 3 |
This Mystery Box is a cracker - literally. Then later, the winner of this challenge gets to pick the key ingredient for the following Invention Test.
|May. 20, 2012|
|4x14 Monday - Week 3 |
Superstar chef Peter Gilmore returns with an eight layer textured chocolate cake. Talk about Pressure Test! The bottom three from the Invention Test must replicate this cake.
|May. 21, 2012|
|4x15 Tuesday - Week 3 |
The lucky winner from the Invention Test returns to the kitchen tonight to face off against former head chef of Tetsuya restaurant, Darren Roberston.
|May. 22, 2012|
|4x16 Wednesday - Week 3 |
The top 22 contestants head to Sydney's Chinese Gardens to compete in a yum cha challenge. Divided into teams, they must plan a menu, shop and cook a tasty yum cha feast.
|May. 23, 2012|
|4x17 Thursday - Week 3 |
Yesterday's losing 11 contestants compete in tonight's elimination challenge. It's a taste test and cook off so this challenge is tough! After a hard fought fight one contestant is ...
|May. 24, 2012|
|4x18 Masterclass 3 |
It's a mega MasterClass tonight as Gary and Matt Moran teach the top 21 contestants about raw foods, herbs, and oils. Later Gary whips up a mushroom gnocchi and his 'Mum's Lamb Stew ...
|May. 25, 2012|
|4x19 Sunday Challenge 2 |
The remaining 21 contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen to compete in a biscuit inspired Mystery Box challenge. Later it's an Invention Test Mexican style. Cactus anyone?
|May. 27, 2012|
|4x20 Pressure Test 2 |
The bottom three contestants from the last show arrive at the kitchen to face off in the Pressure Test. Later, three lucky contestants attend a very special private Master Class.
|May. 28, 2012|
|4x21 Immunity Challenge: Shaun Presland |
Sake head chef Shaun Presland takes on the winner of Sunday's Invention Test in a Raw Food Immunity Challenge. With no cooking, no heat and no gas bench tops they need to be super ...
|May. 29, 2012|
|4x22 Offsite Challenge: Leftovers |
The contestants split into two teams to cook for a restaurant full of discerning diners, all with leftover ingredients collected from top Sydney restaurants.
|May. 30, 2012|
|4x23 Elimination Challenge: Poultry |
We say goodbye to another contestant after a hard fought poultry elimination challenge. They must name that bird then cook that bird. Quail, duck, chicken and turkey are served up. ...
|May. 31, 2012|
|4x24 Masterclass 4 |
Gary kicks off the MasterClass with mouth-watering barbecue chicken and is later joined by special guest chef Jason Jones who teaches the contestants how to serve up the perfect Mexican ...
|Jun. 01, 2012|
|4x25 Mystery Box: Flavour Matching & Invention Test: Seduction |
19 contestants arrive at the MasterChef Kitchen for a flavour matching 'Mystery Box' challenge. With everyone eager to impress the judges, one contestant pushes himself too far and ...
|Jun. 03, 2012|
|4x26 Offsite Challenge: Tasmania |
The contestants arrive in Tasmania for a market stall competition, where they are divided into four teams. The teams must run their own take away market stall and create their own unique ...
|Jun. 04, 2012|
|4x27 Immunity Challenge: Fishing Boat Salmon Challenge & Philippe Leban |
With the chance to compete in tonight's immunity challenge, the winning teams from last night's market stall must first compete against each other in a fishing boat salmon challeng ...
|Jun. 05, 2012|
|4x28 Offsite Challenge: Afternoon Tea |
The contestants are divided into two teams, and are challenged to create, make and bake an afternoon tea for 100 guests. It must include four dishes - a scone, a pastry, and two of ...
|Jun. 06, 2012|
|4x29 Elimination Challenge: Pub Lunch |
The nine contestants cook for their MasterChef lives through a series of three knockout round challenges. A typical Pub lunch is on the menu - steak, onion rings and more.
|Jun. 07, 2012|
|4x30 Masterclass 5 |
Gary goes into chef mode when he puts himself up against the clock in a 30 minute real time challenge. Later Gary is joined by Lorraine Pascale of Ella's Cupcake in Covent Garden.
|Jun. 08, 2012|
|4x31 Sunday Challenge 4 |
After a fun filled week in Tasmania, tonight the contestants head back to the MasterChef kitchen for a classic Mystery Box and Invention Test challenge.
|Jun. 10, 2012|
|4x32 Elimination Challenge: Greek Salad |
Greek salad is not as simple as it seems, particularly when it's been created by George! The three contestants in tonight's elimination challenge have three and a half hours to coo ...
|Jun. 11, 2012|
|4x33 Immunity Challenge: Jamie Oliver |
MasterChef welcomes iconic chef and culinary legend Jamie Oliver to the kitchen.
|Jun. 12, 2012|
|4x34 Offsite Challenge: Shangri La Hotel 24-Hour Challenge |
Tonight the contestants head to the Shangri La Hotel for a mammoth 24 hour cooking challenge that will push them to their limits. Divided into two teams, they must work shifts to cover ...
|Jun. 13, 2012|
|4x35 Pressure Test: Rapid Fire |
The losing team from last night's 24 hour cooking challenge return to the MasterChef kitchen for a 'rapid fire' pressure test.
|Jun. 14, 2012|
|4x36 Masterclass 6 |
Gary and George's MasterClass serves up lamb ribs, apple strudel and quail.
|Jun. 15, 2012|
|4x37 Mystery Box: Masterchef Australia Winners |
MasterChef winning alumni Julie Goodwin, Adam Liaw and Kate Bracks return to the MasterChef kitchen for a superstar mystery box challenge. Who will win on the night?
|Jun. 17, 2012|
|4x38 Pressure Test: Quiche Lorraine |
The pressure test challenges three contestants to cook a perfect quiche Lorraine. All three contestants are determined to stay in the competition so they are quick to get down to b ...
|Jun. 18, 2012|
|4x39 Immunity Challenge: Hamish Ingham |
The Mystery Box winner is eager to win an immunity pin. To win they must beat former Billy Kwong Chef, Hamish Ingham from Bar H. With a choice of tea or coffee as the core ingredie ...
|Jun. 19, 2012|
|4x40 Offsite Challenge: Hindu Wedding |
Matt Preston reveals to the contestants that they will be catering for a Sri Lankan wedding! The Bride and Groom have invited 450 guests to their traditional Hindu wedding, which is ...
|Jun. 20, 2012|
|4x41 Elimination Challenge: Cake |
The losing team from the wedding challenge faces off in a cake based elimination challenge, where they are served up 32 cakes, and must taste then name each cake.
|Jun. 21, 2012|
|4x42 Masterclass 7 |
Gary and Matt Moran head up a MasterClass of French onion soup, roast chicken and yummy pork belly with noodles. Later we learn the art of baking classic cakes with chef Philippe M ...
|Jun. 22, 2012|
|4x43 Sunday - Week 8 |
In a special Mystery Box Challenge the contestants quickly learn that they must warm the cockles of the judges' hearts with a tasty soup.
|Jun. 24, 2012|
|4x44 Monday - Week 8 |
The bottom three contestants from the Invention Test must now cook for their lives in the Elimination Challenge, with Christine Manfield's classic smoked trout.
|Jun. 25, 2012|
|4x45 Tuesday - Week 8 |
Rum and raisin is a classic combination, but will it be a perfect match for our contestant in the Immunity Challenge? Chef Daniel Wilson also joins the kitchen.
|Jun. 26, 2012|
|4x46 Wednesday - Week 8 |
It's time to get back to basics with a homely team cooking challenge. Separated into three teams, they are invited into a suburban home, where they must cook for two neighbours.
|Jun. 27, 2012|
|4x47 Elimination Challenge: Quick Fire Cook-Off |
Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen for the immunity challenge, the eight contestants from the losing team quickly learn that they must compete in three quick fire cook-offs.
|Jun. 28, 2012|
|4x48 Masterclass 8 |
George, Matt Moran and Gary showcase the best food Kangaroo Island has to offer. Expect tips on cooking with lamb, marron and chicken. Then we end the night with a taste of honey.
|Jun. 29, 2012|
|4x49 Invention Test: Heston Blumenthal |
After a trip to Kangaroo Island the contestants get back into the kitchen & discover there is no Mystery Box. Instead they find themselves in an Invention Test with guest chef Heston ...
|Jul. 01, 2012|
|4x50 Pressure Test: Vincent Gadan |
Three contestants from the Invention Test must face a Pressure Test like no other. The contestants have two hours to make a cake specially created by renowned Pastry Chef Vincent G ...
|Jul. 02, 2012|
|4x51 Immunity Challenge: Tomislav Martinovic |
The winner of this week's Heston Mega Invention Test, gets the added reward of competing in an immunity challenge. Up against the winning contestant is a 1-hat chef Tomislav Martin ...
|Jul. 03, 2012|
|4x52 Team Challenge: Pop-up Restaurants |
The remaining amateur chefs get to live out what most professional chefs only dream of doing in their careers. The contestants need to create two pop up restaurants from scratch.
|Jul. 04, 2012|
|4x53 Elimination Challenge: Double Elimination |
The losing team face elimination. But this is not just any elimination - five contestants must get ready for a double elimination. Only three will survive and become part of the Top ...
|Jul. 05, 2012|
|4x54 Masterclass 9 |
Gary and Matt kick off this special MasterClass by officially welcoming and congratulating this season's Top 10. Topping off the week with an amazing Italian feast.
|Jul. 06, 2012|
|4x55 Invention Test: Rome |
Buongiorno, from Italy! Tonight our top 10 contestants join the judges in Rome for a week of challenges! But this is no Roman holiday, tonight they must cook a Roman dish that has a ...
|Jul. 08, 2012|
|4x56 Immunity Challenge: Pasta & Pizza |
Celebrate pizza and pasta with a super-sized challenge. The four best cooks from the previous challenge compete against each other for the chance to cook off for an Immunity Pin.
|Jul. 09, 2012|
|4x57 Immunity Challenge: Antonio Carluccio |
Heads to beautiful Tuscany, Florence, for a nail-biting Immunity Challenge where judges Matt Preston and George Calombaris are joined by guest judge chef Antonio Carluccio.
|Jul. 10, 2012|
|4x58 Risotto Challenge with Gualtiero Marchesi & Team Challenge: Pasta for 500 |
The ten contestants head to Parma where they cook off in a risotto challenge. Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi challenges the contestants to cook the 'Death Dish' - his very own saffron and ...
|Jul. 11, 2012|
|4x59 Elimination Challenge: Feast in Monticchelo |
The elimination challenge takes the five losing contestants to Tuscany to cook a feast for local villagers in the ancient and quaint town of Monticchelo.
|Jul. 12, 2012|
|4x60 Masterclass 10 |
Superstar chef Neil Perry joins Gary and George for an Italian-inspired MasterClass.
|Jul. 13, 2012|
|4x61 Mystery Box: Fridge Ingredients |
Tonight in the MasterChef Mystery Box challenge each contestant has been given the task of creating a dish from the ingredients in the fridge, which include one tasty left-over.
|Jul. 15, 2012|
|4x62 Pressure Test: Grant King |
The bottom 3 dishes from yesterday's Invention Test face a Pressure Test where someone will go home! The contestants attempt to make guest chef Grant King's highly technical dish.
|Jul. 16, 2012|
|4x63 Elimination Challenge: Kylie Kwong |
The remaining eight contestants face the second elimination of the week, a situation only made sweeter with the news that celeb chef Kylie Kwong has entered the building.
|Jul. 17, 2012|
|4x64 Team Challenge: Edible Centrepiece |
A mini challenge designed to determine who will cook in the team challenge ahead, sees the contestants cook a French inspired dessert.
|Jul. 18, 2012|
|4x65 Thursday - Week 11 |
Tonight's challenge is an emotional one as one family member for each contestant is brought in. The four contestants will have to cook the meal their loved ones have missed the mos ...
|Jul. 19, 2012|
|4x66 Masterclass 11 |
In the MasterClass, Anthony Puharich from Victor Churchill shares his expert opinion with our contestants on selecting the right cut of beef for the right meal.
|Jul. 20, 2012|
|4x67 Sunday - Week 12 |
The judges announce to the top six contestants that they must run lunch service for 60 guests at Guillaume at Bennelong under the watchful eye of head chef Guillaume Brahini.
|Jul. 22, 2012|
|4x68 Finals Week: Perfect Sauce for a Perfect Stake |
The five top contestants are greeted by Legendary British chef and MasterChef UK judge, John Torode, and a live cow. Torode announces that they must cook the perfect sauce to accompany ...
|Jul. 23, 2012|
|4x69 Finals Week: Signature Dishes |
The final four MasterChef contestants each have 90 minutes to cook one of Australia's best chef's signature dishes, and only 15 minutes with their chef so they need to make the most ...
|Jul. 24, 2012|
|4x70 MasterChef 2012 Finale |
It all comes down to this. The MasterChef finale. The final three are hoping they have saved their best for last, as they step into the MasterChef kitchen for the last time.
|Jul. 25, 2012|
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