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MasterChef Australia Season 3 (2011)
|3x01 Cockatoo Island |
Thousands applied, but only 50 lucky people made it to the first leg of MasterChef. An exciting start with a boat ride to Cockatoo Island and a massive Mystery Box Challenge awaiting ...
|May. 01, 2011|
|3x02 Basic Skills Bootcamp |
Day two of the MasterChef journey, and it’s a tough one – a Basic Skills Bootcamp with new judge, Matt Moran. The remaining 45 contestants go through three rounds which test their ...
|May. 02, 2011|
|3x03 The First Six |
The remaining contestants cook off for the first 6 spots in the MasterChef Top 24. Contestants are given two hours to create a trio of desserts set by the guest chef, Maggie Beer.
|May. 03, 2011|
|3x04 Go Fish |
The bottom 10 contestants from Maggie Beer's challenge are faced with a choice - either go fishing and cook what you catch, or risk creating a dish with the mystery ingredient.
|May. 04, 2011|
|3x05 Ultimate Desert Island Dish |
With another six spots in the MasterChef top 24 up for grabs, the final 30 contestants cook with their five favorite ingredients to create what they believe is the ultimate desert ...
|May. 05, 2011|
|3x06 Masterclass |
In the first master class of the series, a few special contestants take a trip to the Barossa Valley to visit Maggie Beer in her home and to learn the secrets of the perfect pastry ...
|May. 06, 2011|
|3x07 Taste Test |
There are two dozen contestants remaining and only 12 spots left in the top 24. The next challenge is a formidable taste test - identity the ingredients in Aria's signature dish, ...
|May. 08, 2011|
|3x08 No Judges In Sight |
As our Top 24 enter the MasterChef kitchen for the first time, they are surprised to see no judges. Only a few notice the clock has started ticking down. Has the first challenge already ...
|May. 09, 2011|
|3x09 Immunity Challenge |
The winner of the first challenge will cook for immunity against apprentice chef, Alex Keen, who works under Allesandro Pavoni. Will a 10 minute head start be enough to beat the be ...
|May. 10, 2011|
|3x10 Baking Team Challenge |
The Top 24 are woken in the middle of the night and told to head to Sonoma Bakery where, in teams, they will be baking bread for five of Sydney's most illustrious restaurants.
|May. 11, 2011|
|3x11 First Elimination |
As the winning team from last night's challenge head off to their reward lunch, the losers trudge back to the MasterChef kitchen to face this season's first elimination.
|May. 12, 2011|
|3x12 Masterclass |
The lucky 23 contestants who survived the first elimination are treated to a scrumptious MasterClass. Tonight, George will teach them the secrets of his sweet bougatsa with poached ...
|May. 13, 2011|
|3x13 Mystery Box |
Tonight, the Mystery Box delivers more than one surprise - not only are the contestants faced with an array of unusual food, they must create a dish using all of the ingredients! ...
|May. 15, 2011|
|3x14 Pressure Test |
The bottom three contestants from yesterday's Mystery Box challenge must face off in a Pressure Test. They have two hours to recreate their best version of the Cherry Bombe Alaska. ...
|May. 16, 2011|
|3x15 Immunity Challenge |
With an Immunity Pin up for grabs, guest chef, Colin Fassnidge, better bring his A-game because this season's MasterChef contestants aren't going down without a fight.
|May. 17, 2011|
|3x16 Boys vs Girls Team Challenge |
It's boys versus girls in today's epic Team Challenge! The two teams head to the Mean Fiddler Pub where they have to cook for 700 hungry revelers.
|May. 18, 2011|
|3x17 Rapid Fire Challenge |
All eleven contestants of the losing team face elimination tonight. They must cook off in a Rapid Fire challenge over three rounds.
|May. 19, 2011|
|3x18 Masterclass |
Tonight, Gary and George give the contestants a MasterClass on the art of cooking rabbit. Later, Gary whips up a modern take on the classic Shepherd's Pie.
|May. 20, 2011|
|3x19 Fused Challenge |
Cooking in threes, the contestants are faced with a challenge that fuses the finest elements of both the Mystery Box and Invention Test by creating an outstanding dish using unknown ...
|May. 22, 2011|
|3x20 Pressure Test |
Yesterday they were team mates, today the losing trio from Sunday's challenge compete head-to-head in a high-intensity Pressure Test. Two contestants will stay in the kitchen, one ...
|May. 23, 2011|
|3x21 Team Immunity Challenge |
The winning trio from the Lucky Dip Invention Test face off against chef, Adam D'Sylva, from Melbourne restaurant, Coda, in the first team Immunity Challenge.
|May. 24, 2011|
|3x22 Offsite Team Challenge |
The task seems simple enough - make enough gelato and sausages for 500 Nippers on Cronulla Beach. But this is MasterChef Australia and nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
|May. 25, 2011|
|3x23 Skills Race Elimination |
The losing team from last night's Sausage Sizzle challenge face off as individuals in a Skills Race Elimination. Contestants must complete four pastry elements and create a beautiful ...
|May. 26, 2011|
|3x24 Masterclass |
In this MasterClass, Gary makes a hearty veal osso bucco with cannellini beans and George teaches the contestants how to cook snapper en papillote. Special guests include Donna Hay ...
|May. 27, 2011|
|3x25 Miner Challenge |
The contestants head west where they are faced with one of the most daunting challenges in MasterChef history - cooking for 450 hungry gold miners in the heart of Western Austral ...
|May. 29, 2011|
|3x26 Double Immunity Invention Test |
The winning team from Sunday night's challenge head to the Margaret River for a critical Invention Test. The prize on offer? A double immunity.
|May. 30, 2011|
|3x27 Immunity Challenge |
With an Immunity Pin up for grabs, guest chef Tony Howell, better watch his back because this week's challenger is ready to cook up a storm. Who will recreate the best seafood ste ...
|May. 31, 2011|
|3x28 Pantry Invention Test |
The contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen to compete in an Invention Test with a twist - they must create a dish using only canned and frozen food.
|Jun. 01, 2011|
|3x29 Fix That Dish Elimination |
It's time to Fix That Dish. The bottom two contestants must bring a watery, unbalanced Massaman curry back to life to avoid elimination.
|Jun. 02, 2011|
|3x30 Masterclass |
In this MasterClass, George, Gary and Matt Moran take the contestants through a step-by-step guide to making the best summer pudding, a yummy curry and Matt's famous blue swimmer ...
|Jun. 03, 2011|
|3x31 Super Invention Test |
Tonight the contestants face a Super Invention Test with a Spanish theme. But what's the twist? After they carefully chose their ingredients, the judges drop a bombshell.
|Jun. 05, 2011|
|3x32 Asian-inspired Pressure Test |
The bottom three contestants from last night's Invention Test face off in an Asian-inspired Pressure Test where they are challenged to recreate a dessert by Dan Hong, Head Chef of ...
|Jun. 06, 2011|
|3x33 Immunity Battle |
Superstar Nordic chef, Thorsten Schmidt, arrives at the MasterChef Kitchen to battle it out with tonight's lucky contestant. Is the Immunity Pin within their grasp? Or will they be ...
|Jun. 07, 2011|
|3x34 Gen X vs Y Team Challenge |
Tonight the contestants are divided into teams? Gen X versus Gen Y. The younger chefs have the enthusiasm but with age comes wisdom. Who will impress special guest judge, Nigella ...
|Jun. 08, 2011|
|3x35 Weakest Link Elimination |
As the winning team from last night are treated to a reward lunch at Tetsuya's, the losing team must don the dreaded black aprons and send their weakest links into the Elimination ...
|Jun. 09, 2011|
|3x36 Masterclass |
In a very special MasterClass, two lucky contestants are sent to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a private cooking lesson with legendary seafood king, Rick Stein.
|Jun. 10, 2011|
|3x37 8-Course Feast |
Tonight the remaining contestants invite 24 very special Qantas guests into the MasterChef restaurant for an 8-course feast based on Neil Perry's first class menu.
|Jun. 12, 2011|
|3x38 Burger and Fries Elimination |
What could make an elimination challenge even more intense? Having culinary legend, Heston Blumenthal, arrive at the MasterChef Kitchen to judge your burger and fries.
|Jun. 13, 2011|
|3x39 Dessert Immunity |
Sweet superstar, Darren Purchese, is Melbourne's answer to Adriano Zumbo, and tonight he is challenging our MasterChef contestant to replicate his own highly technical dessert.
|Jun. 14, 2011|
|3x40 Team Challenge |
Tonight the two teams need to cook a 6-course meal for 50 guests, while creating as little waste as possible. They will need to be creative as well as resourceful to win this chal ...
|Jun. 15, 2011|
|3x41 Cook By Numbers Elimination |
The losing team from the challenge battle it out to save their place in the competition. The contestants only have 15 minutes to complete the dish and they can only use three ing ...
|Jun. 16, 2011|
|3x42 Masterclass |
The final 14 contestants attend MasterClass to learn the fine art of spotted dick with custard. Later, three lucky contestants have a private MasterClass with James Privett.
|Jun. 17, 2011|
|3x43 Korean-inspired Invention Test |
The remaining contestants compete in a Korean-inspired invention test to be judged by celebrity chef and Korean food aficionado David Chang.
|Jun. 19, 2011|
|3x44 George's Mum |
George's mum arrives in the Masterchef Kitchen to put the contestants through their paces. Mary Calombaris is a true Greek master. Her koupes, tzatziki and shamishi will be hard to ...
|Jun. 20, 2011|
|3x45 Immunity Challenge |
Guest chef, Vincent Gadan, is thrown a curve ball in the Immunity Challenge. A sweet treat whiz, will Vincent cope cooking a roast pork? Or will our MasterChef contestant win that ...
|Jun. 21, 2011|
|3x46 Food Court Team Challenge |
The contestants head to the newly-developed Westfield shopping centre food court in Sydney city to compete in another epic team challenge.
|Jun. 22, 2011|
|3x47 Sweet and Savoury Elimination |
The entire losing team from the challenge is up for elimination. The pressure is on as they create a series of sweet and savoury dishes in a limited time-frame. Who will be going ...
|Jun. 23, 2011|
|3x48 Masterclass |
Mary is back. George's mother returns to the kitchen to serve up a special moussaka masterclass. Christine Mansfield also makes an appearance to demonstrate how to create her satay ...
|Jun. 24, 2011|
|3x49 Matt Moran's Farm Challenge |
The remaining 12 contestants have made it past the half way point, and what better way to celebrate than at Matt Moran's family farm in rural NSW.
|Jun. 26, 2011|
|3x50 Retro Elimination |
The axe falls on another contestant but not before they must serve up a '60s classic in the form of duck a l'orange.
|Jun. 27, 2011|
|3x51 Immunity Battle |
The winner of the Matt Moran farm challenge has their chance to win an immunity pin but they must face Merle, a home-style country baker who has won more than 1,000 awards for her ...
|Jun. 28, 2011|
|3x52 Dual Event Team Challenge |
The blue team must serve up a three-course meal for 13 corporate VIP guests while the red team have to cater for 50 people at a 21st birthday cocktail party.
|Jun. 29, 2011|
|3x53 Blind Taste Test Elimination |
In the elimination challenge, the contestants are dressed in blindfolds for a taste test and then must cook only with the ingredients they guessed correctly.
|Jun. 30, 2011|
|3x54 Masterclass |
Ellie and Alana were rewarded for their week's efforts with a MasterClass in Wellington with some of New Zealand's finest chefs. Given a food tour by Justin North, they also enjoyed ...
|Jul. 01, 2011|
|3x55 Mystery Box, Invention Test |
Tonight the contestants are faced with a sweet Mystery Box Challenge followed by a Middle Eastern inspired Invention Test. Guest chef Shane Delia will help the judges decide the best ...
|Jul. 03, 2011|
|3x56 Pressure Test |
Have you ever cooked a Salt Crusted Guinea Fowl? No? Neither have our three contestants battling it out in tonight's Pressure Test Elimination Challenge. Who will impress? And who ...
|Jul. 04, 2011|
|3x57 Immunity Challenge |
Alessandra Pavoni is back, and tonight he's cooking for the pride of his restaurant. After his apprentice chef lost to Hayden in a previous Immunity Challenge, Alessandro is determined ...
|Jul. 05, 2011|
|3x58 English and French Team Challenge |
Tonight the battle lines are drawn across the English Channel as the two teams whip up an English and French culinary feast.
|Jul. 06, 2011|
|3x59 The Basics Elimination |
Every good chef must master the basics, and tonight's Elimination Challenge will surprise our contestants. Rice paper rolls and apple pie should be a piece of cake, right? Think ...
|Jul. 07, 2011|
|3x60 Masterclass |
Series 1 and 2 favorites, Alvin, Andre and Jimmy join Gary and George in the kitchen for another stellar MasterClass,
|Jul. 08, 2011|
|3x61 New York City Challenge |
This week the contestants head to the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, the culinary heartland that is New York! Don't miss a second as the top eight cook up a storm in the world's ...
|Jul. 10, 2011|
|3x62 United Nations Challenge |
The contestants have just three hours to prepare intricate dishes for 300 guests at the United Nations. The dish with the least amount of votes sends its maker into an elimination. ...
|Jul. 11, 2011|
|3x63 Immunity Challenge |
Whoever cooks in the week’s Immunity Pin Challenge will do so against the spectacular backdrop of Central Park. Stepping up to the hot plate to try and spoil their fun will be guest ...
|Jul. 12, 2011|
|3x64 Super Challenge |
A Super Challenge is on the cards, as the contestants arrive in Times Square to see the giant screens featuring familiar faces. For this Challenge they’ll need to use their powers ...
|Jul. 13, 2011|
|3x65 Sylvia's Restaurant Elimination Challenge |
Those facing an Elimination Challenge will cook at the famous Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem, with Matt Preston and Matt Moran deciding who’s safe, and who’s gone.
|Jul. 14, 2011|
|3x66 NYC Masterclass |
To end their once-in-a-lifetime week the contestants get to wind down by enjoying Matt Moran cooking some full-flavored fare in a NY restaurant.
|Jul. 15, 2011|
|3x67 Dalai Lama Challenge |
The Masterchef contestants must cook for the one and only Dalai Lama. His Holiness has only two requests - the food must be vegetarian and it must come from the heart.
|Jul. 17, 2011|
|3x68 Autumn Dessert Pressure Test |
Pastry chef, Katrina Kanetani, sets tonight's Pressure Test. The bottom three contestants from last night's challenge must cook a fantastic Autumn Dessert platter in order to avoid ...
|Jul. 18, 2011|
|3x69 Immunity Challenge |
Can a current contestant out-cook a former Masterchef champion? Find out as Eamon Sullivan returns to stand between the winner of the Dalai Lama challenge and that elusive Immunity ...
|Jul. 19, 2011|
|3x70 Quantas First Class Challenge |
In the last team challenge of the season, the contestants head to the Qantas First Class Lounge at Sydney airport where they must cook for real customers. Neil Perry returns as a ...
|Jul. 20, 2011|
|3x71 What You've Learned So Far Elimination |
Tonight three contestants are asked to cook a dish that showcases what they have learned in the competition so far. It will be an emotional elimination, but someone must go home. ...
|Jul. 21, 2011|
|3x72 Masterclass |
Gary and George host another delicious MasterClass tonight. With plenty of fine food to tempt your taste buds, they will have you inspired to hit the kitchen and whip up a fancy treat ...
|Jul. 22, 2011|
|3x73 Mystery Box |
The contestants get to choose what ingredients will go into their fellow chef's Mystery Boxes. Will they be cruel or kind?
|Jul. 24, 2011|
|3x74 Family Visit |
After months away from their loved ones, the remaining five contestants receive an emotional visit from their families.
|Jul. 25, 2011|
|3x75 Three Course Immunity |
In the last Immunity Challenge of the season, Teage Ezard from Ginger Boy and Ezards in Melbourne challenges the lucky contestant to a three-course cook-off.
|Jul. 26, 2011|
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