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Apr. 27, 2009
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MasterChef Australia

MasterChef Australia gives budding chefs the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop their cooking skills, to be mentored by the best.


MasterChef Australia Season 1 (2009)

1x01 1 1x01 Sydney Sizzles
The auditions begin!
Apr. 27, 2009
1x02 1 1x02 Audition 2
Brisbane and Perth deliver.
Apr. 28, 2009
1x03 1 1x03 Audition 3
Audition day in Melbourne.
Apr. 29, 2009
1x04 1 1x04 Top 50 - Taste Test
In the first ever Masterchef Australia elimination challenge, 12 contestants fighting for their place in the competition choose from a large variety of fresh ingredients and have ...
Apr. 30, 2009
1x05 1 1x05 Top 50 - Fish Market Frenzy
Two seafood dishes in two hours is the elimination challenge.
May. 01, 2009
1x06 1 1x06 The Top 20 Revealed
The mystery box challenge gives the judges all the clues they need. The top 20 contestants are revealed.
May. 03, 2009
1x07 1 1x07 20 Ways With Chicken
The contestants cook up a storm in the new MasterChef kitchen. Top 20 Cooking Challenge.
May. 04, 2009
1x08 1 1x08 Sam And The Sausage
Celebrity Chef Challenge 1 - Manu Feildel
May. 05, 2009
1x09 1 1x09 Sushi Stress
Sushi Restaurant Team Challenge.
May. 06, 2009
1x10 1 1x10 The First Cut
Team Elimination - Having lost the challenge, the blue team contemplated who to eliminate.
May. 07, 2009
1x11 1 1x11 Cooking With The Masters
Masterclass 1 - Cooking with the masters - Lamb Rack with Pomme Puree, Pain Perdu with Chocolate Mousse.
May. 08, 2009
1x12 1 1x12 Rabbit Season
Invention Test 1 - Italian theme.
May. 10, 2009
1x13 1 1x13 The Tarte Tatin Test
Pressure Test Elimination - Julie, Aaron and Linda landed in the bottom 3 for their disasters in the invention test.
May. 11, 2009
1x14 1 1x14 Brent vs Boetz
Celebrity Chef Challenge 2 - Martin Boetz
May. 12, 2009
1x15 1 1x15 Banquet Wars
The teams each prepare a feast for guest judge, Curtis Stone.
May. 13, 2009
1x16 1 1x16 A Blow For Brent
Team Elimination - The Blue Team, headed by Brent, faced elimination.
May. 14, 2009
1x17 1 1x17 Class Is In
Masterclass 2 - Class is in - Poached Egg Salad with Tomato Tea (consume), Roast Saddle of Rabbit with White Bean Puree.
May. 15, 2009
1x18 1 1x18 Julia's Divine Dumplings
Invention Test 2 - Chinese theme.
May. 17, 2009
1x19 1 1x19 Attack Of The Killer Squid
Pressure Test Elimination - Michelle, Sam and Kate had to cook squid in their challenge.
May. 18, 2009
1x20 1 1x20 Julia And The Duck
The MasterChef contestant takes on the celebrity chef at his own game.
May. 19, 2009
1x21 1 1x21 Aisle Panic
A three course meal for three food critics has the contestants in a tizzy.
May. 20, 2009
1x22 1 1x22 An Emotional Elimination
The blue team’s decision leaves more than one contestant upset.
May. 21, 2009
1x23 1 1x23 Souffles and Stir-fries
Masterclass 3 - Souffles and stir-fries - Chilli and Fennel Squid, Chinese Mushroom Stir-fry with Tofu, Chocolate and Jaffa Souffle.
May. 22, 2009
1x24 1 1x24 The Steaks Are Raised
The contestants impress the judges with their challenge efforts.
May. 24, 2009
1x25 1 1x25 Sweet Success
Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert.
May. 25, 2009
1x26 1 1x26 Chris vs Alex Herbert
Celebrity Chef Challenge 5 - Alex Herbert
May. 26, 2009
1x27 1 1x27 Feeding Frenzy
The teams race to feed the hungry hordes.
May. 27, 2009
1x28 1 1x28 Kate's Tough Decision
The team captain has the final say as to who should go.
May. 28, 2009
1x29 1 1x29 The Perfect Chip
Masterclass 4 - The perfect chip - Snapper in a Bag and Chunky Chips, Risotto with Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese, Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Spinach.
May. 29, 2009
1x30 1 1x30 Best Of British
John Torode from the UK MasterChef rates the contestants.
May. 31, 2009
1x31 1 1x31 Pressure Test Elimination: Paella Pain
Pressure Test Elimination - Aaron, Sandra and Julie faced elimination and had to make paella.
Jun. 01, 2009
1x32 1 1x32 Justine vs Guy Grossi
Celebrity Chef Challenge 5 - Guy Grossi.
Jun. 02, 2009
1x33 1 1x33 Fishy Business
Fresh Seafood Team Challenge.
Jun. 03, 2009
1x34 1 1x34 The Great Bait Debate
The blue team decides whether to send their captain home.
Jun. 04, 2009
1x35 1 1x35 Lemon Goodness
Masterclass 5 - Lemon Goodness - Lobster Bisque, Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Roast Chicken with Buttery Potatoes, Lemon Diva cupcakes.
Jun. 05, 2009
1x36 1 1x36 Double Trouble
Invention test number 5 is today's challenge.
Jun. 07, 2009
1x37 1 1x37 Not So Sweet
Pressure Test Elimination - Tom, Poh, Chris and Julie had to make Croquembouche.
Jun. 08, 2009
1x38 1 1x38 Lucas vs Ben O’Donoghue
Celebrity Chef Challenge 6 - Ben O'Donoghue.
Jun. 09, 2009
1x39 1 1x39 Canape Frenzy
Martini Club Team Challenge.
Jun. 10, 2009
1x40 1 1x40 And Then There Were Seven
The blue team says goodbye to another contestant.
Jun. 11, 2009
1x41 1 1x41 Sweet Treats
Masterclass 6 - Sweet treats - Fetta Blini with Smoked Beetroot, John Dory on the Bone with vegetables, Coffee eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling.
Jun. 12, 2009
1x42 1 1x42 Hits And Misses
Invention Test 6 - The contestants must prepare a two course meal.
Jun. 14, 2009
1x43 1 1x43 Terrine Trauma
Pressure Test Elimination - Geni, Poh and Andre were in the bottom three and had to make salmon terrine.
Jun. 15, 2009
1x44 1 1x44 Justine vs Matt Moran
Celebrity Chef Challenge 7 - Matt Moran.
Jun. 16, 2009
1x45 1 1x45 Here Comes The Bride
The contestants cater a wedding on water.
Jun. 17, 2009
1x46 1 1x46 Grain Pain
Taste Test Elimination - Poh and Sam named ingredients in a pot of minestrone.
Jun. 18, 2009
1x47 1 1x47 Cocktail Hour
Masterclass 7 - Cocktail hour - Kingfish Skewers with Zucchini Salad, Pina Colada, Prawn Saganaki, Raspberry Tart.
Jun. 19, 2009
1x48 1 1x48 Hello Hong Kong!
Hong Kong - Arrival and then a Dim Sum Challenge.
Jun. 21, 2009
1x49 1 1x49 Old Faces Return
High Tea and Rainbow Fish Challenge in Hong Kong.
Jun. 22, 2009
1x50 1 1x50 Truffletastic!
Celebrity Chef Challenge 8 - Tam Kin Pak.
Jun. 23, 2009
1x51 1 1x51 Battle Of The Sexes
Mystery Steamer Challenge and Super Challenge.
Jun. 24, 2009
1x52 1 1x52 Sweet And Sour
Pressure Test Elimination - Justine and Julie landed in the bottom 2 and had to make a sweet and sour duck stir fry.
Jun. 25, 2009
1x53 1 1x53 Show And Tell
Masterclass 8 - Fried Rice, Hot Salami Pizza, Seared Scallops with Braised Pork Belly, Lemon and Date Scones.
Jun. 26, 2009
1x54 1 1x54 Love Is In The Air
Invention Test 7 - Three course meal with a 'Romance' theme.
Jun. 28, 2009
1x55 1 1x55 Vision Quest
The contestants cook their dream menu for the judges.
Jun. 29, 2009
1x56 1 1x56 Andre vs Emmanuel Stroobant
Celebrity Chef Challenge 9 - Emmanuel Stroobant.
Jun. 30, 2009
1x57 1 1x57 All At Sea
Kanimbla Challenge - Poh, Justine and Tom returned to the competition.
Jul. 01, 2009
1x58 1 1x58 Thyme Out
Taste Test Elimination - Tom and Sam had to guess ingredients.
Jul. 02, 2009
1x59 1 1x59 Shanks And Souffles
Masterclass 9 - Crepes Suzette, Twice Baked Cheese Souffle, Braised Lamb Shanks, and Open Beef Kofta.
Jul. 03, 2009
1x60 1 1x60 Christmas In July
The contestants deliver some festive cheer.
Jul. 05, 2009
1x61 1 1x61 Macaroon Madness
Pressure Test Elimination - Sam, Poh, Chris and Andre had to cook a combination of panna cotta, passionfruit emulsion and filled macaroon biscuits.
Jul. 06, 2009
1x62 1 1x62 Julie vs Adrian Richardson
Celebrity Chef Challenge 10 - Adrian Richardson.
Jul. 07, 2009
1x63 1 1x63 Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?
Matt Preston's Formal Dinner Challenge - The contestants had to cook for a dinner party hosted by Matt Preston for four leaders of the Australian food industry, Armando Percuoco, Margaret ...
Jul. 08, 2009
1x64 1 1x64 Taste Test
Taste Test Elimination - Andre and Chris, had to guess ingredients in a pot of Sri Lankan curry.
Jul. 09, 2009
1x65 1 1x65 Winter Warmers
Masterclass 10 - Pork and Fennel Sausages with Baked Beans, Roast Salmon and Artichokes with Red Wine Sauce, and Chocolate Cigar with Sabayon.
Jul. 10, 2009
1x66 1 1x66 Finals Fever
Invention Test 9 - In the first challenge of the Finals Week, the contestants were asked to cook a meal costing under ten dollars using ingredients bought from the pantry that was ...
Jul. 12, 2009
1x67 1 1x67 Pie Wars
Elimination Challenge 1 - The contestants had to make two pies - one sweet and one savory and make their own pastry.
Jul. 13, 2009
1x68 1 1x68 Poh's Advantage
Elimination Challenge 2 - As Poh had won the pie challenge she designated Malaysian as the theme and picked coconut cream and ling fish for the core ingredients. The contestants had ...
Jul. 14, 2009
1x69 1 1x69 No Piece Of Cake
Elimination Challenge 3 - The third elimination challenge emulated the pressure test challenge where the contestants had to make a several layered Chocolate Mousse cake.
Jul. 15, 2009
1x70 1 1x70 And Then There Were Two
Elimination Challenge 4 - The final elimination round before the grand final saw the contestants cooking the dishes they would include in self-authored recipe books with cookbook writer ...
Jul. 16, 2009
1x71 1 1x71 The Tables Are Turned
Masterclass Reunion - The Top 20 contestants were reunited in the final Masterclass and revealed what they have been up to since leaving the show. Poh and Julie also challenged George ...
Jul. 17, 2009
1x72 1 1x72 Grand Finale - The Winner is Announced
Finale Night - Poh and Julie competed against each other in three rounds consisting of a Taste Test, an Invention Test and a Pressure Test. Points would be earned for each test, with ...
Jul. 19, 2009
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