The BEST Episodes of MasterChef (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 4, 2019

Now one of the world's most acclaimed chefs, Gordon Ramsay, is giving you the opportunity to become a "MasterChef"! "MasterChef" is a show that celebrates great people who make great food. The show will give contestants the opportunity to develop their cooking skills while being encouraged, mentored and celebrated by the industry's best!

Winner Chosen

#1 - Winner Chosen

Season 4 - Episode 25

The final two cooks prepare three-course meals; the judges choose the winner.

star 8.42
158 votes
Winner Chosen

#2 - Winner Chosen

Season 3 - Episode 20

The remaining cooks make a final effort to impress the judges; one contestant wins the grand prize.

star 8.27
126 votes
Winner Revealed (2)

#3 - Winner Revealed (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13

The winner is revealed.

star 8.20
41 votes
14 Chefs Compete (2)

#4 - 14 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 1 - Episode 5

The cooks prepare their best dishes in hopes of impressing the judges.

star 8.18
46 votes
Top 3 Compete

#5 - Top 3 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 19

The remaining cooks compete.

star 8.10
93 votes
Winner Revealed (1)

#6 - Winner Revealed (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12

After enduring pressure tests and grueling challenges, the remaining chefs compete for $250,000 and a cookbook-publishing deal.

star 8.10
96 votes
6 Chefs Compete (1)

#7 - 6 Chefs Compete (1)

Season 1 - Episode 10

The contestants undergo a Mystery Box challenge and an Invention Test.

star 8.03
95 votes
6 Chefs Compete (2)

#8 - 6 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 1 - Episode 11

The contestants go fishing, and use their catches for their entrees. Another chef is eliminated.

star 8.02
43 votes
11 Chefs Compete (2)

#9 - 11 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 1 - Episode 7

The remaining chefs need to feed 100 truckers at a remote California truck stop. The losing team returns to the kitchen to face a pressure test, which consists of naming as many foods as they can from a table of farmer's market ingredients.

star 8.00
49 votes
Top 9 Compete

#10 - Top 9 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 13

The contestants try to impress the judges and advance to the next round.

star 7.99
109 votes
The Finale (2)

#11 - The Finale (2)

Season 8 - Episode 21

The remaining chefs compete for the trophy and the $250,000 prize. Guest judge: Joe Bastianich.

star 7.98
307 votes
Top 3 Compete

#12 - Top 3 Compete

Season 4 - Episode 24

The remaining three contestants cook more sophisticated versions of the dishes they made in their initial auditions.

star 7.97
167 votes
Top 5 Compete (1)

#13 - Top 5 Compete (1)

Season 4 - Episode 21

The judges are joined by their sons, who help critique a mystery box challenge; re-creating a dish.

star 7.92
168 votes
Top 12 Compete

#14 - Top 12 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 10

The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.

star 7.91
116 votes
Top 7 Compete

#15 - Top 7 Compete

Season 3 - Episode 13

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.

star 7.90
113 votes
Season Finale (2)

#16 - Season Finale (2)

Season 9 - Episode 23

The home cook with the best overall menu is crowned the winner wih a prize of a quarter of a million dollars and the coveted title of MasterChef.

star 7.89
184 votes
Top 14 Compete

#17 - Top 14 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 8

The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.

star 7.87
122 votes
Top 15 Compete

#18 - Top 15 Compete

Season 3 - Episode 6

The cooks must create a unique dish using unconventional cuts of meat.

star 7.87
118 votes
Top 13 Compete

#19 - Top 13 Compete

Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.87
118 votes
9 Chefs Compete (1)

#20 - 9 Chefs Compete (1)

Season 1 - Episode 8

In their first challenge of the day, the chefs are asked to make a dish with dungeness crab

star 7.86
101 votes
Top 8 Compete

#21 - Top 8 Compete

Season 3 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.85
122 votes
Top 6 Compete (3)

#22 - Top 6 Compete (3)

Season 3 - Episode 16

The cooks split into two teams to replicate signature dishes at an award-winning restaurant; the contestants must prepare steak three ways.

star 7.85
121 votes
Top 13 Compete

#23 - Top 13 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 9

The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.

star 7.85
122 votes
Top 12 Compete

#24 - Top 12 Compete

Season 5 - Episode 10

The cooks prepare romantic dinners for couples celebrating anniversaries; Ramsay's wife joins him for dinner; the losing team create their own truffle recipes for a box of chocolates.

star 7.85
191 votes
Top 7 Compete

#25 - Top 7 Compete

Season 4 - Episode 17

The cooks create dishes inspired by loved ones; tag-team sushi challenge.

star 7.84
169 votes