MasterChef Australia Season 4
S04 E01May 6, 2012
The Journey Continues May 6, 2012 The personality is on the plate and the food is the star of the show. Network Ten's smash hit series MasterChef returns tonight and promises to excite, thrill and entertain like never before!
S04 E02May 7, 2012
Top 50 Mystery Box May 7, 2012 The top 50 amateur cooks will compete in the first Mystery Box challenge of the season; the judges select the top 12 who then have the opportunity to cook off in a nail-biting challenge.
S04 E03May 8, 2012
Mornington Peninsula Farms May 8, 2012 The top 12 contestants from last night's Mystery Box are divided into pairs to forage for their own ingredients at various farms in Mornington Peninsula to cook a sweet or savoury dish.
S04 E04May 9, 2012
Knife Skills May 9, 2012 MasterChef mentor Matt Moran arrives at the Royal Exhibition Building to put the contestants through their knife skills paces. They must fillet, pin bone and cook a beautiful piece of salmon.
S04 E05May 10, 2012
Sweet Pressure Test May 10, 2012 Thirty three contestants compete in a Sweet Pressure Test created by superstar chef Shannon Bennett. With six more aprons up for grabs, his Peach Melba dessert is a challenge to say the least!
S04 E06May 11, 2012
Masterclass May 11, 2012 The top 18 contestants head to Daylesford for a MasterClass. Later, Matt Moran and George teach the contestants some classic French cooking techniques.
S04 E07May 13, 2012
French Pressure Test May 13, 2012 After a long week of hard fought challenges the remaining twelve contestants compete in a French Pressure test to claim the last remaining spots in the Top 24. But whose dish will earn them an apron?
S04 E08May 14, 2012
Mystery Box May 14, 2012 Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen, the top 24 quickly learn it's 'Mystery Box' time! They raise the lid but it's not food that they find.
S04 E09May 15, 2012
Beat the Chef! May 15, 2012 The Immunity Challenge sees the winner of the Pressure Test try and 'Beat the Chef!' It's a battle royale as our contestant takes on superstar chef Dan Hong from the Lotus Restaurant.
S04 E10May 16, 2012
Restaurant Team Challenge May 16, 2012 Ever dreamed of running your own restaurant? The contestants are divided into two teams: they must take over a restaurant service in opposing restaurants in Sydney's Kings Cross.
S04 E11May 17, 2012
Pasta Elimination May 17, 2012 The losing team head to the MasterChef kitchen for the first elimination challenge of the season. It's all about pasta and the contestants are challenged to either 'make or break' that pasta.
S04 E12May 18, 2012
Masterclass May 18, 2012 Gary and George host a seafood-inspired MasterClass, while Phillipa Grogan from Phillipa's bakery in Melbourne teaches the contestants the art of breadmaking.
S04 E13May 20, 2012
Mystery and Invention May 20, 2012 This Mystery Box is a cracker - literally. Then later, the winner of this challenge gets to pick the key ingredient for the following Invention Test.
S04 E14May 21, 2012
Pressure Test May 21, 2012 Superstar chef Peter Gilmore returns with an eight layer textured chocolate cake. Talk about Pressure Test! The bottom three from the Invention Test must replicate this cake.
S04 E15May 22, 2012
Immunity Challenge May 22, 2012 The lucky winner from the Invention Test returns to the kitchen tonight to face off against former head chef of Tetsuya restaurant, Darren Roberston.
S04 E16May 23, 2012
Yum Cha Team Challenge May 23, 2012 The top 22 contestants head to Sydney's Chinese Gardens to compete in a yum cha challenge. Divided into teams, they must plan a menu, shop and cook a tasty yum cha feast.
S04 E17May 24, 2012
Elimination Challenge May 24, 2012 Yesterday's losing 11 contestants compete in tonight's elimination challenge. It's a taste test and cook off so this challenge is tough! After a hard fought fight one contestant is sent home.
S04 E18May 25, 2012
Masterclass May 25, 2012 It's a mega MasterClass tonight as Gary and Matt Moran teach the top 21 contestants about raw foods, herbs, and oils. Later Gary whips up a mushroom gnocchi and his 'Mum's Lamb Stew with Dumplings'.
S04 E19May 27, 2012
Biscuit Mystery Box May 27, 2012 The remaining 21 contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen to compete in a biscuit inspired Mystery Box challenge. Later it's an Invention Test Mexican style. Cactus anyone?
S04 E20May 28, 2012
Pressure Test May 28, 2012 The bottom three contestants from the last show arrive at the kitchen to face off in the Pressure Test. Later, three lucky contestants attend a very special private Master Class.
S04 E21May 29, 2012
Raw Food Immunity Challenge May 29, 2012 Sake head chef Shaun Presland takes on the winner of Sunday's Invention Test in a Raw Food Immunity Challenge. With no cooking, no heat and no gas bench tops they need to be super creative.
S04 E22May 30, 2012
Leftover Team Challenge May 30, 2012 The contestants split into two teams to cook for a restaurant full of discerning diners, all with leftover ingredients collected from top Sydney restaurants.
S04 E23May 31, 2012
Poultry Elimination May 31, 2012 We say goodbye to another contestant after a hard fought poultry elimination challenge. They must name that bird then cook that bird. Quail, duck, chicken and turkey are served up.
S04 E24Jun 1, 2012
MasterClass Jun 1, 2012 Gary kicks off the MasterClass with mouth-watering barbecue chicken and is later joined by special guest chef Jason Jones who teaches the contestants how to serve up the perfect Mexican feast.
S04 E25Jun 3, 2012
Flavour Matching Mysterybox Jun 3, 2012 19 contestants arrive at the MasterChef Kitchen for a flavour matching 'Mystery Box' challenge. With everyone eager to impress the judges, one contestant pushes himself too far and burns his hand.
S04 E26Jun 4, 2012
Market Stall Competition Jun 4, 2012 The contestants arrive in Tasmania for a market stall competition, where they are divided into four teams. The teams must run their own take away market stall and create their own unique dish.
S04 E27Jun 5, 2012
Fishing Boat Salmon Challenge Jun 5, 2012 With the chance to compete in tonight's immunity challenge, the winning teams from last night's market stall must first compete against each other in a fishing boat salmon challenge.
S04 E28Jun 6, 2012
Tea for 100 Team Challenge Jun 6, 2012 The contestants are divided into two teams, and are challenged to create, make and bake an afternoon tea for 100 guests. It must include four dishes - a scone, a pastry, and two of their choice.
S04 E29Jun 7, 2012
Knockout Round Elimination Jun 7, 2012 The nine contestants cook for their MasterChef lives through a series of three knockout round challenges. A typical Pub lunch is on the menu - steak, onion rings and more.
S04 E30Jun 8, 2012
MasterClass Jun 8, 2012 Gary goes into chef mode when he puts himself up against the clock in a 30 minute real time challenge. Later Gary is joined by Lorraine Pascale of Ella's Cupcake in Covent Garden.
S04 E31Jun 10, 2012
Mystery and Invention Jun 10, 2012 After a fun filled week in Tasmania, tonight the contestants head back to the MasterChef kitchen for a classic Mystery Box and Invention Test challenge.
S04 E32Jun 11, 2012
Pressure Test Jun 11, 2012 Greek salad is not as simple as it seems, particularly when it's been created by George! The three contestants in tonight's elimination challenge have three and a half hours to cook.
S04 E33Jun 12, 2012
Immunity Challenge Jun 12, 2012 MasterChef welcomes iconic chef and culinary legend Jamie Oliver to the kitchen.
S04 E34Jun 13, 2012
24 Hour Cooking Challenge Jun 13, 2012 Tonight the contestants head to the Shangri La Hotel for a mammoth 24 hour cooking challenge that will push them to their limits. Divided into two teams, they must work shifts to cover all meals.
S04 E35Jun 14, 2012
Rapid Fire Pressure Test Jun 14, 2012 The losing team from last night's 24 hour cooking challenge return to the MasterChef kitchen for a 'rapid fire' pressure test.
S04 E36Jun 15, 2012
Masterclass Jun 15, 2012 Gary and George's MasterClass serves up lamb ribs, apple strudel and quail.
S04 E37Jun 17, 2012
Superstar Mystery Box Jun 17, 2012 MasterChef winning alumni Julie Goodwin, Adam Liaw and Kate Bracks return to the MasterChef kitchen for a superstar mystery box challenge. Who will win on the night?
S04 E38Jun 18, 2012
Pressure Test Jun 18, 2012 The pressure test challenges three contestants to cook a perfect quiche Lorraine. All three contestants are determined to stay in the competition so they are quick to get down to business!
S04 E39Jun 19, 2012
Immunity Challenge Jun 19, 2012 The Mystery Box winner is eager to win an immunity pin. To win they must beat former Billy Kwong Chef, Hamish Ingham from Bar H. With a choice of tea or coffee as the core ingredient.
S04 E40Jun 20, 2012
Wedding Challenge Jun 20, 2012 Matt Preston reveals to the contestants that they will be catering for a Sri Lankan wedding! The Bride and Groom have invited 450 guests to their traditional Hindu wedding, which is purely vegetarian.
S04 E41Jun 21, 2012
Elimination Challenge Jun 21, 2012 The losing team from the wedding challenge faces off in a cake based elimination challenge, where they are served up 32 cakes, and must taste then name each cake.
S04 E42Jun 22, 2012
Masterclass Jun 22, 2012 Gary and Matt Moran head up a MasterClass of French onion soup, roast chicken and yummy pork belly with noodles. Later we learn the art of baking classic cakes with chef Philippe Mouchel.
S04 E43Jun 24, 2012
Mystery Box Challenge Jun 24, 2012 In a special Mystery Box Challenge the contestants quickly learn that they must warm the cockles of the judges' hearts with a tasty soup.
S04 E44Jun 25, 2012
Elimination Challenge Jun 25, 2012 The bottom three contestants from the Invention Test must now cook for their lives in the Elimination Challenge, with Christine Manfield's classic smoked trout.
S04 E45Jun 26, 2012
Immunity Challenge Jun 26, 2012 Rum and raisin is a classic combination, but will it be a perfect match for our contestant in the Immunity Challenge? Chef Daniel Wilson also joins the kitchen.
S04 E46Jun 27, 2012
Team Challenge Jun 27, 2012 It's time to get back to basics with a homely team cooking challenge. Separated into three teams, they are invited into a suburban home, where they must cook for two neighbours.
S04 E47Jun 28, 2012
Elimination Challenge Jun 28, 2012 Arriving at the MasterChef kitchen for the immunity challenge, the eight contestants from the losing team quickly learn that they must compete in three quick fire cook-offs.
S04 E48Jun 29, 2012
Masterclass Jun 29, 2012 George, Matt Moran and Gary showcase the best food Kangaroo Island has to offer. Expect tips on cooking with lamb, marron and chicken. Then we end the night with a taste of honey.
S04 E49Jul 1, 2012
Invention Test Jul 1, 2012 After a trip to Kangaroo Island the contestants get back into the kitchen & discover there is no Mystery Box. Instead they find themselves in an Invention Test with guest chef Heston Blumenthal.
S04 E50Jul 2, 2012
Pressure Test Jul 2, 2012 Three contestants from the Invention Test must face a Pressure Test like no other. The contestants have two hours to make a cake specially created by renowned Pastry Chef Vincent Gadan.
S04 E51Jul 3, 2012
Immunity Challenge Jul 3, 2012 The winner of this week's Heston Mega Invention Test, gets the added reward of competing in an immunity challenge. Up against the winning contestant is a 1-hat chef Tomislav Martinovic.
S04 E52Jul 4, 2012
Pop Up Restaurant Challenge Jul 4, 2012 The remaining amateur chefs get to live out what most professional chefs only dream of doing in their careers. The contestants need to create two pop up restaurants from scratch.
S04 E53Jul 5, 2012
Double Elimination Challenge Jul 5, 2012 The losing team face elimination. But this is not just any elimination - five contestants must get ready for a double elimination. Only three will survive and become part of the Top 10.
S04 E54Jul 6, 2012
Masterclass Jul 6, 2012 Gary and Matt kick off this special MasterClass by officially welcoming and congratulating this season's Top 10. Topping off the week with an amazing Italian feast.
S04 E55Jul 8, 2012
Roman Dish Challenge Jul 8, 2012 Buongiorno, from Italy! Tonight our top 10 contestants join the judges in Rome for a week of challenges! But this is no Roman holiday, tonight they must cook a Roman dish that has a story to tell.
S04 E56Jul 9, 2012
Super-Sized Challenge Jul 9, 2012 Celebrate pizza and pasta with a super-sized challenge. The four best cooks from the previous challenge compete against each other for the chance to cook off for an Immunity Pin.
S04 E57Jul 10, 2012
Immunity Challenge Jul 10, 2012 Heads to beautiful Tuscany, Florence, for a nail-biting Immunity Challenge where judges Matt Preston and George Calombaris are joined by guest judge chef Antonio Carluccio.
S04 E58Jul 11, 2012
Risotto Challenge Jul 11, 2012 The ten contestants head to Parma where they cook off in a risotto challenge. Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi challenges the contestants to cook the 'Death Dish' - his very own saffron and gold leaf risotto.
S04 E59Jul 12, 2012
Elimination Challenge Jul 12, 2012 The elimination challenge takes the five losing contestants to Tuscany to cook a feast for local villagers in the ancient and quaint town of Monticchelo.
S04 E60Jul 13, 2012
Masterclass Jul 13, 2012 Superstar chef Neil Perry joins Gary and George for an Italian-inspired MasterClass.
S04 E61Jul 15, 2012
Mystery Fridge Challenge Jul 15, 2012 Tonight in the MasterChef Mystery Box challenge each contestant has been given the task of creating a dish from the ingredients in the fridge, which include one tasty left-over.
S04 E62Jul 16, 2012
Pressure Test Jul 16, 2012 The bottom 3 dishes from yesterday's Invention Test face a Pressure Test where someone will go home! The contestants attempt to make guest chef Grant King's highly technical dish.
S04 E63Jul 17, 2012
Elimination Challenge Jul 17, 2012 The remaining eight contestants face the second elimination of the week, a situation only made sweeter with the news that celeb chef Kylie Kwong has entered the building.
S04 E64Jul 18, 2012
Mini Challenge Jul 18, 2012 A mini challenge designed to determine who will cook in the team challenge ahead, sees the contestants cook a French inspired dessert.
S04 E65Jul 19, 2012
Family Team Challenge Jul 19, 2012 Tonight's challenge is an emotional one as one family member for each contestant is brought in. The four contestants will have to cook the meal their loved ones have missed the most.
S04 E66Jul 20, 2012
Masterclass Jul 20, 2012 In the MasterClass, Anthony Puharich from Victor Churchill shares his expert opinion with our contestants on selecting the right cut of beef for the right meal.
S04 E67Jul 22, 2012
Lunch Service Jul 22, 2012 The judges announce to the top six contestants that they must run lunch service for 60 guests at Guillaume at Bennelong under the watchful eye of head chef Guillaume Brahini.
S04 E68Jul 23, 2012
The Perfect Steak Sauce Jul 23, 2012 The five top contestants are greeted by Legendary British chef and MasterChef UK judge, John Torode, and a live cow. Torode announces that they must cook the perfect sauce to accompany the perfect steak.
S04 E69Jul 24, 2012
Recreate Signature Dish Jul 24, 2012 The final four MasterChef contestants each have 90 minutes to cook one of Australia's best chef's signature dishes, and only 15 minutes with their chef so they need to make the most of it.
S04 E70Jul 25, 2012
Grand Final Jul 25, 2012 It all comes down to this. The MasterChef finale. The final three are hoping they have saved their best for last, as they step into the MasterChef kitchen for the last time.