The Best Episodes of MasterChef (US)

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 8.47
146 votes
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14 Chefs Compete (2)

#2 - 14 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 8.30
40 votes
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Winner Revealed (2)

#3 - Winner Revealed (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13

The winner is revealed.

star 8.24
37 votes
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Winner Chosen

#4 - Winner Chosen

Season 3 - Episode 20

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

star 8.24
114 votes
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Winner Revealed (1)

#5 - 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
90 votes
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6 Chefs Compete (2)

#6 - 6 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 8.10
40 votes
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Top 3 Compete

#7 - Top 3 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 19

The remaining cooks compete.

star 8.09
84 votes
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Top 9 Compete

#8 - Top 9 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 8.06
98 votes
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6 Chefs Compete (1)

#9 - 6 Chefs Compete (1)

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 8.05
88 votes
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11 Chefs Compete (2)

#10 - 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 8.02
47 votes
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9 Chefs Compete (2)

#11 - 9 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 1 - Episode 9

The contestants must cater a high-end wedding, and things go awry when the main course goes missing. The losing team goes back to the MasterChef kitchen to face a pressure test, and one more chef is eliminated.

star 8.00
32 votes
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9 Chefs Compete (1)

#12 - 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 7.98
87 votes
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Top 3 Compete

#13 - 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
155 votes
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Top 12 Compete

#14 - Top 12 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 10

The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.

star 7.95
104 votes
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Top 5 Compete (1)

#15 - 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 7.91
160 votes
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Top 7 Compete

#16 - 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
100 votes
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14 Chefs Compete (1)

#17 - 14 Chefs Compete (1)

Season 1 - Episode 4

One team is safe from elimination after winning a challenge where they spend the day feeding hundreds of Marines; the losing team faces a pressure test.

star 7.87
136 votes
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Top 14 Compete

#18 - Top 14 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 8

The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.

star 7.86
107 votes
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Top 16 Compete

#19 - Top 16 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 6

The contestants form two teams that must cook a five-course meal for hundreds of diners; one contestant is sent home.

star 7.85
95 votes
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Top 15 Compete

#20 - Top 15 Compete

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 7.84
109 votes
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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 7.84
108 votes
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Top 12 Compete

#22 - 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 7.84
173 votes
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Top 8 Compete Again

#23 - Top 8 Compete Again

Season 2 - Episode 15

After being spared from elimination, the eight remaining cooks again vie for a spot in the next round; two contestants are eliminated.

star 7.84
91 votes
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Top 13 Compete

#24 - Top 13 Compete

Season 2 - Episode 9

The cooks compete for a spot in the next round.

star 7.83
107 votes
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Top 10 Compete

#25 - Top 10 Compete

Season 5 - Episode 12

The home cooks split into two teams and create menus of healthy football game concessions for an entire stadium; the cooks on the losing team must create three unique prawn dishes in a pressure test.

star 7.82
176 votes
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