The BEST Seasons of MasterChef (US)

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2019

Network: FOX

Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich put a new batch of talented home cooks through a series of challenges and elimination rounds.

#1 - Season 10

First Aired: May 30, 2019

This season is more exciting than ever with a surprise-filled journey that takes the contestants on the trip of a lifetime. Ramsay and the judges will serve as mentors to these skilled home chefs as they compete to claim the title of MasterChef and the $250,000 grand prize on MasterChef’s milestone 10th season.

star 8.20
5 votes
Season 3

#2 - Season 3

First Aired: Jun 5, 2012

Season 3 of the American competitive reality television series MasterChef had a two-night premiere on Fox on June 4 and 5, 2012. By the third episode, which aired on June 11, 2012, the judges had tasted all 100 dishes and given white MasterChef aprons to 36 contestants. In the same episode, the judges cut that number down to 18 contestants. The season concluded on September 10, 2012 with the first blind contestant Christine Ha winning the MasterChef title.

star 8.08
26 votes

#3 - Season 7

First Aired: Jun 2, 2016

Throughout Season Seven, host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi will welcome a number of special guest judges, including Wolfgang Puck, Aarón Sánchez, Edward Lee, Kevin Sbraga and Richard Blais, to help search for America’s best home cook.

star 7.96
24 votes
Season 1

#4 - Season 1

First Aired: Jul 28, 2010

Season 1 of the American competitive reality television series MasterChef, which ran from July 27 to September 15, 2010, on Fox.

star 7.93
27 votes

#5 - Season 9

First Aired: May 31, 2018

star 7.90
10 votes
Season 4

#6 - Season 4

First Aired: May 23, 2013

Season 4 of the American competitive reality television series MasterChef had a premiere on Fox on May 22, 2013. Luca Manfè was the winner of this season, making him the first male contestant and previous season returnee to win MasterChef.

star 7.85
27 votes
Season 2

#7 - Season 2

First Aired: Jun 7, 2011

Season 2 of the American competitive reality television series MasterChef had a two-night premiere on Fox on June 6 and 7, 2011. At the end of the third episode, which aired on June 13, 2011, the judges had tasted all 100 dishes and given white MasterChef aprons to 38 contestants. In the fourth episode that aired on June 14, 2011, the judges cut that number down to 18 contestants.

star 7.77
26 votes

#8 - Season 6

First Aired: May 21, 2015

star 7.71
31 votes
Season 8

#9 - Season 8

First Aired: Jun 1, 2017

Throughout Season Eight, award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi will be joined by celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez on the judges’ panel, as they put the Top Forty contestants through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.

star 7.24
21 votes

#10 - Season 5

First Aired: May 27, 2014

star 7.18
33 votes