MasterChef Australia Season 3
S03 E01May 1, 2011
Cockatoo Island May 1, 2011 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 them. Featuring the most popular supermarket ingredients, the Top 50 had to cook a dish to get them to the next round. The ten with the least impressive dishes would have to do an Adriano Zumbo challenge.
S03 E02May 2, 2011
Basic Skills Bootcamp May 2, 2011 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 chip cutting, mayonnaise making, chicken break down skills. Five from each round will end up in the Elimination Challenge – making the perfect batch of scones in 45 minutes.
S03 E03May 3, 2011
The First Six May 3, 2011 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.
S03 E04May 4, 2011
Go Fish May 4, 2011 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.
S03 E05May 5, 2011
Ultimate Desert Island Dish May 5, 2011 With another six spots in the MasterChef top 24 up for grabs, the final 30 contestants cook with their five favourite ingredients to create what they believe is the ultimate desert island dish.
S03 E06May 6, 2011
Masterclass May 6, 2011 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 and roast chicken.
S03 E07May 8, 2011
Taste Test May 8, 2011 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, peking duck consomme.
S03 E08May 9, 2011
No Judges in Sight May 9, 2011 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 begun?
S03 E09May 10, 2011
Immunity Challenge May 10, 2011 The winner of the first challenge will cook for immunity against apprentice chef, Alex Keen, who works under Allesandro Pavoni. Will a 10 minute headstart be enough to beat the best?
S03 E10May 11, 2011
Baking Team Challenge May 11, 2011 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.
S03 E11May 12, 2011
First Elimination May 12, 2011 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.
S03 E12May 13, 2011
Masterclass May 13, 2011 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 figs.
S03 E13May 15, 2011
Mystery Box May 15, 2011 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!
S03 E14May 16, 2011
Pressure Test May 16, 2011 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.
S03 E15May 17, 2011
Immunity Challenge May 17, 2011 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!
S03 E16May 18, 2011
Boys vs Girls Team Challenge May 18, 2011 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.
S03 E17May 19, 2011
Rapid Fire challenge May 19, 2011 All eleven contestants of the losing team face elimination tonight. They must cook off in a Rapid Fire challenge over three rounds.
S03 E18May 20, 2011
Masterclass May 20, 2011 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.
S03 E19May 22, 2011
Fused Challenge May 22, 2011 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 ingredients.
S03 E20May 23, 2011
Pressure Test May 23, 2011 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 will be going home.
S03 E21May 24, 2011
Team Immunity Challenge May 24, 2011 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.
S03 E22May 25, 2011
Offsite Team Challenge May 25, 2011 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!
S03 E23May 26, 2011
Skills Race Elimination May 26, 2011 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 finished dessert.
S03 E24May 27, 2011
Masterclass May 27, 2011 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 and Romeo Baudouin.
S03 E25May 29, 2011
Miner Challenge May 29, 2011 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 Australia.
S03 E26May 30, 2011
Double Immunity Invention Test May 30, 2011 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.
S03 E27May 31, 2011
Immunity Challenge May 31, 2011 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 stew?
S03 E28Jun 1, 2011
Pantry Invention Test Jun 1, 2011 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.
S03 E29Jun 2, 2011
Fix That Dish Elimination Jun 2, 2011 It's time to Fix That Dish. The bottom two contestants must bring a watery, unbalanced Massaman curry back to life to avoid elimination.
S03 E30Jun 3, 2011
Masterclass Jun 3, 2011 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 crab.
S03 E31Jun 5, 2011
Super Invention Test Jun 5, 2011 Hola amigos! 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.
S03 E32Jun 6, 2011
Asian-inspired Pressure Test Jun 6, 2011 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 Ms. G's in Sydney.
S03 E33Jun 7, 2011
Immunity Battle Jun 7, 2011 Superstar Noredic 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 schooled by a pro?
S03 E34Jun 8, 2011
Gen X vs Y Team Challenge Jun 8, 2011 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 Lawson?
S03 E35Jun 9, 2011
Weakest Link Elimination Jun 9, 2011 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 Challenge.
S03 E36Jun 10, 2011
Masterclass Jun 10, 2011 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.
S03 E37Jun 12, 2011
8-course Feast Jun 12, 2011 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.
S03 E38Jun 13, 2011
Burger and Fries Elimination Jun 13, 2011 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!
S03 E39Jun 14, 2011
Dessert Immunity Jun 14, 2011 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.
S03 E40Jun 15, 2011
Team Challenge Jun 15, 2011 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 challenge.
S03 E41Jun 16, 2011
Cook By Numbers Elimination Jun 16, 2011 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 ingredients.
S03 E42Jun 17, 2011
Masterclass Jun 17, 2011 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.
S03 E43Jun 19, 2011
Korean-inspired Invention Test Jun 19, 2011 The remaining contestants compete in a Korean-inspired invention test to be judged by celebrity chef and Korean food aficionado David Chang.
S03 E44Jun 20, 2011
George's Mum Jun 20, 2011 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 replicate.
S03 E45Jun 21, 2011
Immunity Challenge Jun 21, 2011 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 illusive pin?
S03 E46Jun 22, 2011
Food Court Team Challenge Jun 22, 2011 The contestants head to the newly-developed Westfield shopping centre food court in Sydney city to compete in another epic team challenge.
S03 E47Jun 23, 2011
Sweet and Savoury Elimination Jun 23, 2011 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 home?
S03 E48Jun 24, 2011
Masterclass Jun 24, 2011 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 spice paste.
S03 E49Jun 26, 2011
Matt Moran's Farm Challenge Jun 26, 2011 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.
S03 E50Jun 27, 2011
Retro Elimination Jun 27, 2011 The axe falls on another contestant but not before they must serve up a '60s classic in the form of duck a l'orange.
S03 E51Jun 28, 2011
Immunity Battle Jun 28, 2011 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 baking.
S03 E52Jun 29, 2011
Dual Event Team Challenge Jun 29, 2011 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.
S03 E53Jun 30, 2011
Blind Taste Test Elimination Jun 30, 2011 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.
S03 E54Jul 1, 2011
Masterclass Jul 1, 2011
S03 E55Jul 3, 2011
Mystery Box, Invention Test Jul 3, 2011 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 and worst dishes.
S03 E56Jul 4, 2011
Pressure Test Jul 4, 2011 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 will be going home?
S03 E57Jul 5, 2011
Immunity Challenge Jul 5, 2011 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 to win.
S03 E58Jul 6, 2011
English and French Team Challenge Jul 6, 2011 Tonight the battle lines are drawn across the English Channel as the two teams whip up an English and French culinary feast.
S03 E59Jul 7, 2011
The Basics Elimination Jul 7, 2011 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 again!
S03 E60Jul 8, 2011
Masterclass Jul 8, 2011 Series 1 and 2 favourites, Alvin, Andre and Jimmy join Gary and George in the kitchen for another stellar MasterClass.
S03 E61Jul 10, 2011
New York City Challenge Jul 10, 2011 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 most famous city!
S03 E62Jul 11, 2011
United Nations Challenge Jul 11, 2011 The contestants have just three hours to prepare intricate dishes for 300 hundred guests at the United Nations. The dish with the least amount of votes sends its maker into an elimination.
S03 E63Jul 12, 2011
Immunity Challenge Jul 12, 2011 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 chef Cesare Casella, while chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich guest judges the results.
S03 E64Jul 13, 2011
Super Challenge Jul 13, 2011 A Super Challenge is on the cards, as the contestants arrive in Time Square to see the giant screens featuring familiar faces. For this Challenge they’ll need to use their powers of persuasion by talking their way into a NY restaurant, convincing a head chef to donate them a recipe, and then cooking the dishes in question at the Four Seasons Restaurant. David Chang returns to guest judge.
S03 E65Jul 14, 2011
Sylvia’s Restaurant Elimination Challenge Jul 14, 2011 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.
S03 E66Jul 15, 2011
NYC Masterclass Jul 15, 2011 To end their once-in-a-lifetime week the contestants get to wind down by enjoying Matt Moran cooking some full-flavoured fare in a NY restaurant.
S03 E67Jul 17, 2011
Dalai Lama Challenge Jul 17, 2011 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.
S03 E68Jul 18, 2011
Autumn Dessert Pressure Test Jul 18, 2011 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 elimination.
S03 E69Jul 19, 2011
Immunity Challenge Jul 19, 2011 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 Pin.
S03 E70Jul 20, 2011
Qantas First Class Challenge Jul 20, 2011 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 guest judge.
S03 E71Jul 21, 2011
What You've Learned So Far Elimination Jul 21, 2011 Tonight three contestants are asked to cook a dish that showcases what they have learnt in the competition so far. It will be an emotional elimination, but someone must go home.
S03 E72Jul 22, 2011
Masterclass Jul 22, 2011 Gary and George host another delicious MasterClass tonight. With plenty of fine food to tempt your tastebuds, they will have you inspired to hit the kitchen and whip up a fancy treat in no time!
S03 E73Jul 24, 2011
Mystery Box Jul 24, 2011 The contestants get to choose what ingredients will go into their fellow chef's Mystery Boxes. Will they be cruel or kind?
S03 E74Jul 25, 2011
Family Visit Jul 25, 2011 After months away from their loved ones, the remaining five contestants receive an emotional visit from their families.
S03 E75Jul 26, 2011
Three Course Immunity Jul 26, 2011 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.
S03 E76Jul 27, 2011
Uninvited Guest Challenge Jul 27, 2011 George arrives unannounced at the Masterchef house and asks the contestants to whip up a meal for him and his three mates Colin Fassnidge, Ashly Hicks and Donovan Cooke.
S03 E77Jul 28, 2011
Elimination Challenge Jul 28, 2011 The top five battle it out to secure a place in the season final. In this Elimination Challenge, the contestants must fix the worst dish they produced during the competition.
S03 E78Jul 29, 2011
Christmas in July Masterclass Jul 29, 2011 It's Christmas in July in the Masterchef kitchen as Gary cooks beef short rib and dykon radish, while George serves up some mouth-watering scampi.
S03 E79Jul 31, 2011
Cook Book Challenge Jul 31, 2011 Writing their own cook book would be a dream come true for each of our final four? but how hard can it be? Tonight guest judge Curtis Stone sets an epic challenge for our contestants.
S03 E80Aug 1, 2011
Chicken Terrine Pressure Test Aug 1, 2011 Tonight's Pressure Test requires the final four to recreate Maggie Beer's chicken terrine. One lucky contestant will get a sneak preview at the recipe and a private MasterClass with Maggie herself.
S03 E81Aug 2, 2011
Food Autobiography Challenge Aug 2, 2011 Looking back at their own personal experiences, the contestants are challenged to create a food autobiography of their lives so far.
S03 E82Aug 3, 2011
Sydney's Finest Challenge Aug 3, 2011 Tonight the contestants have the privilege of cooking at one of Sydney's three finest restaurants Marque, Est and Quay. The lucky winner from today's challenge will go straight into the grand finale.
S03 E83Aug 4, 2011
Final Elimination Challenge Aug 4, 2011 The bottom two contestants from yesterday's challenge battle it out for the last spot in the finale. What elaborate, mind-boggling creation will Adriano Zumbo present for them to replicate?
S03 E84Aug 5, 2011
Reunion Masterclass Aug 5, 2011 For the final Masterclass of the year both finalists enjoyed private tutorials with top chefs: Kate with Shaun Pressland and Michael with Martin Benn. Back in the Masterchef kitchen contestants from the Top 24 returned to watch the action as Gary cooked off against George, with their dishes judged by Michael and Kate. Matt Moran then paid a visit and cooked his version of rocky road against Michael and Billy.
S03 E85Aug 7, 2011
Grand Finale - Part One Aug 7, 2011 Kate and Michael arrived at the MasterChef kitchen for the final time and were told the format of finale: it would be fought over three rounds, each scored, with a possible 100 points per finalist up for grabs. The first round was a Mystery Box Challenge over 45 minutes, with the finalists having to select and prepare something from each box before moving onto the next. Michael chose to make a steak and oyster pie, while Kate made pan-fried Balmain bugs and crab and rémoulade salad. Michael raced through the boxes, but Kate struggled with getting her crabmeat ready, eating into valuable time. Michael scored an 8 from George and 9 from Gary, and Kate a 7 and an 8, giving Michael the early advantage.
S03 E86Aug 7, 2011
Masterchef Australia 2011 Winner Revealed Aug 7, 2011 The second round was an Invention Test, with the finalists having to produce something that represented how far they’d come in the competition. They had 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete their dishes. Michael made a butter-poached lobster with fennel, Kate a roasted breast of quail. Both finalists progressed well, although Michael’s decision to leave the tails on his leeks and add extra champagne to his sauce were ill advised. The scoring saw Kate racing back, with 9s across the board, but Michael could only manage two 8s and a 7.The final Pressure Test round welcomed one of the world’s best chefs, René Redzepi, to the kitchen, who lifted a cloche to reveal the supremely technical ‘Snowman’ dessert the finalists would need to make. Featuring meringue, yoghurt and carrot sorbet amongst its many elements, this was undoubtedly one of the trickiest dishes ever seen on MasterChef Australia, yet both Michael and Kate proved their worthiness by plating up incredible dishes.Once again scoring 9s, Kate took the Pressure Test win, and with it became MasterChef 2011 champion.