MasterChef (US)

  • Premiered: Jul 2010
  • Episodes: 230
  • Followers: 2018
  • Running
  • FOX
  • Wednesday at 20
  • Food Game show Reality

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Season 3
3x1
Auditions No. 1
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 04, 2012
The hopefuls prepare their signature dishes for the judges.
3x2
Auditions No. 2
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 05, 2012
The judges critique the food and eliminate contestants.
3x3
Auditions No. 3; Top 36 Bootcamp
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 11, 2012
The contestants compete in a ground beef challenge.
3x4
Top 18 Compete
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Air date
Jun 12, 2012
The top 18 contestants must create a dish using duck and bananas; the judges challenge the cooks to use unusual ingredients.
3x5
Top 16 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 18, 2012
The contestants travel to Camp Pendleton, Calif., where they work in teams to prepare a meal for 200 servicemen and women.
3x6
Top 15 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 19, 2012
The cooks must create a unique dish using unconventional cuts of meat.
3x7
Top 14 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 25, 2012
The judges split the cooks into teams to prepare breakfast for hotel guests; the members of the losing team must prove they deserve to stay in the competition.
3x8
Top 13 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jun 26, 2012
The cooks must prepare a high quality dish using $20 worth of ingredients; during the elimination round the cooks try to recreate their favorite desserts.
3x9
Top 12 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 02, 2012
The contestants are divided into three teams for a food truck challenge; the challenge losers face a pressure test.
3x10
Top 11 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 03, 2012
Graham Elliot joins the amateur cooks in a mystery box challenge; two contestants are eliminated.
3x11
Top Nine Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 09, 2012
The cooks must incorporate sea urchin into their creations; the winner of the mystery box challenge assigns the others one of eight different types of fish.
3x12
Top 8 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 16, 2012
The eight finalists must prepare, cook and serve a hearty meal to 101 cowboys; the challenge losers must prepare six eggs four different ways in only 20 minutes.
3x13
Top 7 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 17, 2012
Chef Paula Deen selects items for the mystery box challenge, which includes Southern staples and a surprise for the contestants; the challenge winner pairs the remaining contestants, who must prepare a Japanese dish as a team.
3x14
Top 6 Compete (1)
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 23, 2012
Eight previously eliminated contestants return to compete for a chance to rejoin the competition.
3x15
Top 6 Compete (2)
Episode overview
Air date
Jul 24, 2012
The cooks face a mystery box challenge featuring shrimp, with the winner choosing a savory item the hopefuls will have to use in a dessert dish.
3x16
Top 6 Compete (3)
Episode overview
Air date
Aug 14, 2012
The cooks split into two teams to replicate signature dishes at an award-winning restaurant; the contestants must prepare steak three ways.
3x17
Top 5 Complete
Episode overview
Air date
Aug 21, 2012
The cooks select mystery box ingredients that represent who they are; the judges surprise the cooks with a twist; the cooks re-create a dish that Graham Elliot served to the president.
3x18
Top 4 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Aug 28, 2012
The cooks split into two teams to prepare a meal for the judges and three respected chefs; the cooks on the losing team compete against each other.
3x19
Top 3 Compete
Episode overview
Air date
Sep 04, 2012
The final three contestants are asked to reflect on their culinary experiences and create a dish that embodies their personality and passion; the top two contestants are chosen.
3x20 Season finale
Winner Chosen
Episode overview
Air date
Sep 10, 2012
The remaining cooks make a final effort to impress the judges; one contestant wins the grand prize.

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