MasterChef Australia Season 1
S01 E01Apr 27, 2009
Sydney Sizzles Apr 27, 2009 The auditions begin!
S01 E02Apr 28, 2009
Audition 2 Apr 28, 2009 Brisbane and Perth Deliver.
S01 E03Apr 29, 2009
Audition 3 Apr 29, 2009 Melbourne
S01 E04Apr 30, 2009
Top 50 (1) - Taste Test Apr 30, 2009 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 just 45 minutes to be as creative as possible to impress the judges.
S01 E05May 1, 2009
Top 50 (2) - Fish Market Frenzy May 1, 2009 Two seafood dishes in two hours is the elimination challenge
S01 E06May 3, 2009
The Top 20 Revealed May 3, 2009 The mystery box challenge gives the judges all the clues they need. Top 20 Revealed
S01 E07May 4, 2009
20 Ways with Chicken May 4, 2009 The contestants cook up a storm in the new MasterChef kitchen. Top 20 Cooking Challenge
S01 E08May 5, 2009
Sam And The Sausage May 5, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 1 - Manu Feildel
S01 E09May 6, 2009
Sushi Stress May 6, 2009 Sushi Restaurant Team Challenge
S01 E10May 7, 2009
The First Cut May 7, 2009 Team Elimination - Having lost the challenge, the blue team contemplated who to eliminate
S01 E11May 8, 2009
Cooking With The Masters May 8, 2009 Masterclass 1 - Cooking with the masters - Lamb Rack with Pomme Puree, Pain Perdu with Chocolate Mousse.
S01 E12May 10, 2009
Rabbit Season May 10, 2009 Invention Test 1 - Italian theme
S01 E13May 11, 2009
The Tarte Tatin Test May 11, 2009 Pressure Test Elimination - Julie, Aaron and Linda landed in the Bottom 3 for their disasters in the invention test.
S01 E14May 12, 2009
Brent vs Boetz May 12, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 2 - Martin Boetz
S01 E15May 13, 2009
Banquet Wars May 13, 2009 The teams each prepare a feast for guest judge, Curtis Stone.
S01 E16May 14, 2009
A Blow for Brent May 14, 2009 Team Elimination - The Blue Team, headed by Brent, faced elimination
S01 E17May 15, 2009
Class Is In May 15, 2009 Masterclass 2 - Class is in - Poached Egg Salad with Tomato Tea (consume), Roast Saddle of Rabbit with White Bean Puree.
S01 E18May 17, 2009
Julia's Divine Dumplings May 17, 2009 Invention Test 2 - Chinese theme
S01 E19May 18, 2009
Attack of the Killer Squid May 18, 2009 Pressure Test Elimination - Michelle, Sam and Kate had to cook squid in their challenge.
S01 E20May 19, 2009
Julia and the Duck May 19, 2009 The MasterChef contestant takes on the celebrity chef at his own game.
S01 E21May 20, 2009
Aisle Panic May 20, 2009 A three course meal for three food critics has the contestants in a tizz.
S01 E22May 21, 2009
An Emotional Elimination May 21, 2009 The blue team’s decision leaves more than one contestant upset.
S01 E23May 22, 2009
Soufflés and Stir-fries May 22, 2009 Masterclass 3 - Soufflés and stir-fries - Chilli and Fennel Squid, Chinese Mushroom Stir-fry with Tofu, Chocolate and Jaffa Soufflé
S01 E24May 24, 2009
The Steaks are Raised May 24, 2009 The contestants impress the judges with their challenge efforts.
S01 E25May 25, 2009
Sweet Success May 25, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert
S01 E26May 26, 2009
Chris vs Alex Herbert May 26, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert
S01 E27May 27, 2009
Feeding Frenzy May 27, 2009 The teams race to feed the hungry hordes.
S01 E28May 28, 2009
Kate's Tough Decision May 28, 2009 The team captain has the final say as to who should go.
S01 E29May 29, 2009
The Perfect Chip May 29, 2009 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
S01 E30May 31, 2009
Best of British May 31, 2009 John Torode from the UK MasterChef rates the contestants.
S01 E31Jun 1, 2009
Paella Pain Jun 1, 2009 Pressure Test Elimination - Aaron, Sandra and Julie faced elimination and had to make paella.
S01 E32Jun 2, 2009
Justine vs Guy Grossi Jun 2, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 5 - Guy Grossi
S01 E33Jun 3, 2009
Fishy Business Jun 3, 2009 Fresh Seafood Team Challenge
S01 E34Jun 4, 2009
The Great Bait Debate Jun 4, 2009 The blue team decides whether to send their captain home.
S01 E35Jun 5, 2009
Lemon Goodness Jun 5, 2009 Masterclass 5 - Lemon Goodness - Lobster Bisque, Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Roast Chicken with Buttery Potatoes, Lemon Diva cupcakes.
S01 E36Jun 7, 2009
Double Trouble Jun 7, 2009 Invention Test 5
S01 E37Jun 8, 2009
Not So Sweet Jun 8, 2009 Pressure Test Elimination - Tom, Poh, Chris and Julie had to make Croquembouche.
S01 E38Jun 9, 2009
Lucas vs Ben O’Donoghue Jun 9, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 6 with Ben O'Donoghue
S01 E39Jun 10, 2009
Canape Frenzy Jun 10, 2009 Martini Club Team Challenge
S01 E40Jun 11, 2009
And Then There Were Seven Jun 11, 2009 The blue team say goodbye to another contestant.
S01 E41Jun 12, 2009
Sweet Treats Jun 12, 2009 Masterclass 6 - Sweet treats - Fetta Blini with Smoked Beetroot, John Dory on the Bone with Vvegetables, Coffee éclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling
S01 E42Jun 14, 2009
Hits and Misses Jun 14, 2009 Invention Test 6 - Two course meal
S01 E43Jun 15, 2009
Terrine Trauma Jun 15, 2009 Pressure Test Elimination - Geni, Poh and Andre were in the bottom three and had to make salmon terrine.
S01 E44Jun 16, 2009
Justine vs Matt Moran Jun 16, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 7 - Matt Moran
S01 E45Jun 17, 2009
Here Comes the Bride Jun 17, 2009 The contestants cater a wedding on water.
S01 E46Jun 18, 2009
Grain Pain Jun 18, 2009 Taste Test Elimination - Poh and Sam named ingredients in a pot of minestrone.
S01 E47Jun 19, 2009
Cocktail Hour Jun 19, 2009 Masterclass 7 - Cocktail hour - Kingfish Skewers with Zucchini Salad, Piña Colada, Prawn Saganaki, Raspberry Tart
S01 E48Jun 21, 2009
Hello Hong Kong! Jun 21, 2009 Hong Kong - Arrival/Dim Sum Challenge
S01 E49Jun 22, 2009
Old Faces Return Jun 22, 2009 Hong Kong - High Tea/Rainbow Fish Challenge
S01 E50Jun 23, 2009
Truffletastic! Jun 23, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 8 - Tam Kin Pak
S01 E51Jun 24, 2009
Battle of the Sexes Jun 24, 2009 Hong Kong - Mystery Steamer Challenge and Super Challengee.
S01 E52Jun 25, 2009
Sweet and Sour Jun 25, 2009 Pressure Test Elimination - Justine and Julie landed in the bottom 2 and had to make a sweet and sour duck stir fry
S01 E53Jun 26, 2009
Show and Tell Jun 26, 2009 Masterclass 8 - Fried Rice, Hot Salami Pizza, Seared Scallops with Braised Pork Belly, Lemon and Date Scones
S01 E54Jun 28, 2009
Love is in the Air Jun 28, 2009 Invention Test 7 - Three course meal, 'Romance' theme
S01 E55Jun 29, 2009
Vision Quest Jun 29, 2009 The contestants cook their dream menu for the judges.
S01 E56Jun 30, 2009
Andre vs Emmanuel Stroobant Jun 30, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 9 - Emmanuel Stroobant
S01 E57Jul 1, 2009
All at Sea Jul 1, 2009 HMAS Kanimbla Challenge - Poh, Justine and Tom returned to the competition
S01 E58Jul 2, 2009
Thyme Out Jul 2, 2009 Taste Test Elimination - Tom and Sam had to guess ingredients
S01 E59Jul 3, 2009
Shanks and Soufflés Jul 3, 2009 Masterclass 9 - Crepes Suzette, Twice Baked Cheese Souffle, Braised Lamb Shanks, Open Beef Kofta
S01 E60Jul 5, 2009
Christmas in July Jul 5, 2009 The contestants deliver some festive cheer.
S01 E61Jul 6, 2009
Macaroon Madness Jul 6, 2009 Pressure Test Elimination - Sam, Poh, Chris and Andre had to cook a combination of panna cotta, passionfruit emulsion ("passionfruit slick") and filled macaroon biscuits.
S01 E62Jul 7, 2009
Julie vs Adrian Richardson Jul 7, 2009 Celebrity Chef Challenge 10 - Adrian Richardson
S01 E63Jul 8, 2009
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Jul 8, 2009 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 Fulton, Jacques Reymond and Cheong Liew. The five of them assessed the contestants' dishes, with the two worst performers being nominated for elimination
S01 E64Jul 9, 2009
Taste Test Jul 9, 2009 Taste Test Elimination - Andre and Chris, had to guess ingredients in a pot of Sri Lankan curry
S01 E65Jul 10, 2009
Winter Warmers Jul 10, 2009 Master Class 10 - Pork and Fennel Sausages with Baked Beans, Roast Salmon and Artichokes with Red Wine Sauce, Chocolate Cigar with Sabayon
S01 E66Jul 12, 2009
Finals Fever Jul 12, 2009 Invention Test 9 - In the first challenge of the Finals Week, the contestants were asked to cook a meal under ten dollars using ingredients bought from the pantry that was converted into a supermarket
S01 E67Jul 13, 2009
Pie Wars Jul 13, 2009 Elimination Challenge 1 - The contestants had to make two pies - one sweet and one savoury, making their own pastry.
S01 E68Jul 14, 2009
Poh's Advantage Jul 14, 2009 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 90 minutes to make two courses.
S01 E69Jul 15, 2009
No Piece of Cake Jul 15, 2009 Elimination Challenge 3 - The third elimination challenge emulated the pressure test challenge where the contestants had to make a several layered 'Chocolate Mousse' cake.
S01 E70Jul 16, 2009
And Then There Were Two Jul 16, 2009 Elimination Challenge 4 - The final elimination round before the final saw the contestants cooking the dishes they would include in self-authored recipe books with cookbook writer Donna Hay acting as the guest judge
S01 E71Jul 17, 2009
The Tables Are Turned Jul 17, 2009 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 and Gary to a Mystery Box Challenge.
S01 E72Jul 19, 2009
The Grand Finale Jul 19, 2009 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 the winner decided based on the final tally after the three tests.