Seasoned cooks and restauranteurs judge the culinary skills of a new set of chefs every season by putting them through a series of tests.
The "Barlassina Country Club" (one of the oldest and most exclusive clubs in Italy) is the location of the off-site team challenge. Later, members of the losing team face off in an elimination challenge that requires them to prepare the best pesto sauce.
The eight remaining home cooks are brought to Ceglie Messapica to measure themselves with Puglia's culinary traditions.
Landed in Sardinia, the thirteen amateur cooks have to satisfy very picky clients. The losing team will face the feared Pressure Test.
The eleven aspiring chefs return to the MasterChef kitchen. A coffee-themed Mistery Box is waiting for them, a fish-based Invention Test and... a big surprise!
In today's Mystery Box challenge, the amateur cooks have to steal an ingredient from another contestant. The famous chef Valentino Marcattilii is the guest of the haute-cuisine themed Invention Test.
Many surprises in this week Mystery Box: a different cooking technique for each contestant and the ingredients' boxes swap. Star of the invention test: the veal kidneys.