MasterChef Australia (series 11)

The eleventh series of the Australian cooking game show MasterChef Australia premiered on 29 April 2019 on Network 10.[1] It was the final season where Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston served as judges.[2]

MasterChef Australia
Season 11
No. of contestants24
WinnerLarissa Takchi
Runner-upTessa Boersma
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes61
Original networkNetwork 10
Original release29 April (2019-04-29) –
23 July 2019 (2019-07-23)
Additional information
Series chronology
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Series 10
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Series 12

This series was won by Larissa Takchi in the grand finale against Tessa Boersma and Simon Toohey, broadcast on 23 July 2019.[3]


Former contestants Poh Ling Yeow, Billie McKay and Matt Sinclair replaced Shannon Bennett as the contestants' mentors.[4]

The finale featured three finalists instead of two.


Top 24Edit

The Top 24 were announced on 29–30 April 2019.[5]

Contestant Age State Occupation Status
Larissa Takchi 22 NSW Restaurant Manager Winner 23 July
Tessa Boersma 27 QLD Criminal Statistician Runner-up 23 July
Simon Toohey 32 VIC Cocktail Barman Third place 23 July
Tim Bone 33 VIC Cooking and Gardening Educator Eliminated 22 July
Returned 10 June
Eliminated 3 June
Nicole Scott 24 QLD HR Assistant Eliminated 21 July
Anushka Zargaryan 49 VIC Optical Dispenser Eliminated 15 July
Christina Laker 29 QLD Naturopathy Student Eliminated 11 July
Derek Lau 26 WA Financial Analyst Eliminated 4 July
Tati Carlin 49 VIC Receptionist Eliminated 1 July
Ben Trobbiani 24 SA Pharmacist Eliminated 27 June
Sandeep Pandit 37 VIC IT Project Manager Eliminated 20 June
Steph De Sousa 45 NSW HR Specialist Eliminated 17 June
Abbey Rose 28 NSW Kitchen & Homewares Buyer Eliminated 13 June
Walleed Rasheed 38 VIC Marketing Analyst Eliminated 10 June
Joe Ahern 22 WA Digital Production Assistant Eliminated 6 June
Kyle Lyons 29 WA Brewery Sales Manager Eliminated 30 May
Leah Milburn-Clark 22 VIC Theatre Manager Eliminated 27 May
Blake Werner 23 VIC Bar Manager Eliminated 23 May
Jess Hall 28 NSW Travel Agent Eliminated 20 May
Mandy Hall 51 SA Stay-at-home Mum Eliminated 16 May
Monica Mignone 27 VIC Primary School Teacher Eliminated 13 May
Yossra Abouelfadl 36 NSW Pharmacist Eliminated 9 May
Dee Williams 37 NSW Office Manager Eliminated 6 May
Huda Al-Sultan 34 SA Dietician Eliminated 5 May

Future appearances

-Tessa Boersma and Simon Toohey appeared on Series 12. Simon was eliminated on 7 June 2020, finishing in 11th and Tessa was eliminated on 28 June 2020, finishing in 7th.

Guest chefsEdit

Week Guest Chef Challenge
1 Sashi Cheliah Auditions Part 1
Curtis Stone Immunity Challenge
2 Darren Purchese Pressure Test
Max Sharrad Immunity Challenge
(Nigella Week)
Nigella Lawson All Challenges & MasterClass
Coskun Uysal Immunity Challenge
(Legends Week)
Rick Stein Mystery Box Challenge
Clare Smyth Pressure Test
Donovan Cooke Immunity Challenge
Yotam Ottolenghi Team Challenge & Elimination Challenge
(Secrets Week)
Edward Yulianto Mystery Box Challenge
Leno Lattarulo Pressure Test
Andy Allen Immunity Challenge
Rosa Mitchell Team Challenge
Olimpia Bortolotto
(Queensland Week)
Shannon Kellam Pressure Test
Ben Williamson Immunity Challenge
Elena Duggan Team Challenge
Ash Martin MasterClass
7 Jessie McTavish Immunity Challenge
Maggie Beer Team Challenge & Elimination Challenge
(Sweet Week)
Heston Blumenthal Mystery Box Challenge
Kate Reid Pressure Test
Alice Wright Immunity Challenge
(Best of the Best Week)
Jock Zonfrillo Challenge
Phil Wood Immunity Challenge
Massimo Bottura Elimination Challenge
10 Kirsten Tibballs Pressure Test
Adam D'Sylva Immunity Challenge
(WA Week)
Matt Sartori Challenge
Dan Gedge Team Challenge
Santiago Fernandez Pressure Test
Karl Wulf MasterClass
12 Ashley Palmer-Watts Pressure Test
Curtis Stone Team Relay Challenge
Finals Peter Gilmore Pressure Test
Shannon Bennett Finale Service Challenge

Elimination chartEdit

No. Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Finals
None Abbey
Jess Larissa Derek Simon Simon Larissa Nicole Derek Anushka Larissa None
None Blake
Tessa Simon
Win: Tim Win: Tessa
Lose: Derek
Lose: Simon Lose: Tati Win: Sandeep Lose: Anushka Win: Tessa Lose: Tim Lose: Tessa Win: Larissa Win: Nicole None
1 Larissa Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Lose Btm 5 Team Win WIN Team 2nd Top 3 Team Lose Btm 4 Team Win IN Btm 3 WIN Team 2nd IN Team Lose Top 3 Team 2nd IN Team Lose/Imm. WIN ADV Top 3 WINNER
2 Tessa Top 24 IN Top 4 Team Lose/Imm. Top 6 Team Win IN Team 2nd IN Team Win IN Team Lose Top 3 Team Win IN Team Lose 1/Imm. Top 3 Team Win IN Team Lose 1 Top 4 Team Win Top 2 Btm 4 Top 3 Runner-Up
3 Simon Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Lose Top 6 Team Win IN Team Lose IN Btm 5 WIN Btm 4 WIN Team Lose Btm 3 Team Lose 2 Top 3 Team Lose Top 3 Team Lose 2 IN Team Lose Top 2 Btm 4 Top 3 Third place
4 Tim Top 24 Top 4 Btm 23/Imm. Team Win IN Team Win IN Team 2nd IN Team Win Elim Eliminated (Ep 26) Team Win Top 3 ADV IN Team Win Btm 3 Btm 2 IN Team Win Btm 3 Btm 2 4th Re-eliminated (Ep 60)
5 Nicole Top 24 IN Btm 4 Team Win IN Team Lose IN Team Win IN Team Win Top 4 Btm 4 Btm 3 Team Win IN Team Win Top 3 Team Win IN Team Win Top 4 ADV Btm 3 Elim Eliminated (Ep 59)
6 Anushka Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Lose IN Team Win IN Team Lose Btm 3 Team Win Top 4 Team Win IN Team Lose Top 3 Team Lose 3 IN Btm 2 Btm 3 Team 2nd Top 4 Team Win Elim Eliminated (Ep 56)
7 Christina Top 24 IN Btm 19 Btm 4 IN Team Lose IN Team Lose IN Team Lose IN Team Lose Btm 3 Btm 3 IN Team Win IN Team Win Top 3 Team Win Top 4 Elim Eliminated (Ep 54)
8 Derek Top 24 IN Top 4 Team Lose Top 6 Team Lose Btm 3 Team Win WIN Team Win Top 4 Team Win IN Team Win Btm 3 Team Lose 3 IN Team Win WIN Elim Eliminated (Ep 49)
9 Tati Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Win IN Btm 5 Top 3 Btm 3 Top 3 Team Win IN Team Win IN Team Lose IN Btm 2 IN Team Lose Elim Eliminated (Ep 46)
10 Ben Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Win IN Team Win IN Btm 3 IN Btm 2 Btm 4 Btm 2 Top 3 Team Win Top 3 Team 2nd IN Elim Eliminated (Ep 44)
11 Sandeep Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Lose IN Team Win IN Team 2nd Top 3 Team Win IN Team Win IN DNP/Imm. IN Elim Eliminated (Ep 39)
12 Steph Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Win Top 6 Btm 5 Top 3 Team 2nd IN Btm 5 Btm 4 Team Lose IN Team Win Elim Eliminated (Ep 36)
13 Abbey Top 24 IN WIN Team Win Btm 5 Btm 5 Top 3 Team Win IN Team Win Top 4 Team Win Top 3 Elim Eliminated (Ep 34)
14 Walleed Top 24 IN Btm 19 Btm 4 IN Team Lose IN Team Win IN Team Lose IN Team Win Elim Eliminated (Ep 31)
15 Joe Top 24 Top 4 Btm 19 Team Win IN Team Win IN Team 2nd IN Btm 5 IN Elim Eliminated (Ep 29)
16 Kyle Top 24 IN Top 4 Btm 4 IN Team Win IN Team Win Btm 3 Elim Eliminated (Ep 24)
17 Leah Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Win Btm 5 Team Win Btm 3 Team Win Elim Eliminated (Ep 21)
18 Blake Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Win Top 6 Team Lose IN Elim Eliminated (Ep 19)
19 Jess Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Win WIN Btm 2 Elim Eliminated (Ep 16)
20 Mandy Top 24 Top 4 Btm 19 Team Win Btm 5 Elim Eliminated (Ep 14)
21 Monica Top 24 IN Btm 19 Team Lose Elim Eliminated (Ep 11)
22 Yossra Top 24 IN Btm 4 Elim Eliminated (Ep 9)
23 Dee Top 24 Top 4 Elim Eliminated (Ep 6)
24 Huda Top 24 IN Elim Eliminated (Ep 5)
Eliminated Huda Dee Yossra Monica Mandy Jess Blake Leah Kyle Tim
1st Elimination
Joe Walleed Abbey Steph Sandeep Ben Tati Derek Christina Anushka Nicole Tim
65 points
77 points
85 points

Episodes and ratingsEdit

Colour key:
  – Highest rating during the series
  – Lowest rating during the series
Ep#/Wk-Ep# Original airdate Episode Title/Event Total viewers (five metro cities) Nightly Ranking Ref
Week 1
1/01-1 Monday, 29 April 2019 Series Premiere:
Auditions Part 1
– Auditionees cooked their dishes within an hour to secure their places in the Top 24. Eighteen hopefuls received aprons with three votes from the judges, and thirteen contestants with one or two "yes" votes have to cook again for the six remaining spots in the competition.
715,000 7 [6]
2/01-2 Tuesday, 30 April 2019 Auditions Part 2 – MasterChef alumni Billie McKay, Matt Sinclair and Poh Ling Yeow guide thirteen hopefuls in their second audition with 75 minutes to cook with their choice of ingredients from one of the three pantries selected by each mentor. Each dish will be tasted blindly by the judges. During the judging, Dee was the first to advance with her Sri Lankan crab curry. Afterwards, Larissa, Sandeep, Christina, Monica and Leah also succeeded with their dishes and claimed the last five places in the Top 24. 678,000 9 [7]
3/01-3 Wednesday, 1 May 2019 Desert Island Cooking Challenge – The first cook in the competition tasked the Top 24 to prep a dish in 75 minutes they would cook if they were on a 'Desert Island'. For this week, there are no elimination challenges and the four contestants with standout dishes compete in the first Immunity Challenge. The cooks who succeeded in that challenge were Dee, Mandy, Joe and Tim. 721,000 6 [8]
4/01-4 Thursday, 2 May 2019 Immunity Challenge: Keeping up with Curtis Stone – To win the first immunity pin, the four contestants had to follow steps from Curtis Stone in cooking his steak and chips with broccolini and bearnaise sauce. In the judging, all four impressed but Dee's bearnaise was fatty and lacked mustard seeds while both Joe's and Mandy's steaks were slightly undercooked. Despite his mistake of putting sugar in his sauce, Tim's other elements succeeded, giving him the pin. 680,000 6 [9]
Week 2
5/02-1 Sunday, 5 May 2019 Judges' Favourites Mystery Box Challenge & Black Box Elimination Challenge – The Top 24 faced the first Mystery Box Challenge. Inside, the judges had selected nine ingredients, with the contestants to cook with at least one in 75 minutes. The five standout dishes (Tessa, Tim, Steph, Abbey and Anushka) were named and the first to compete for Immunity will be Abbey. The other contestants faced another Mystery Box containing black ingredients with 75 minutes to cook. The top three contestants will compete for immunity but the bottom four will be announced and the contestant who cooked the worst dish will be eliminated while the others were sent to tomorrow's Pressure Test. Tim used his immunity pin to skip the challenge. Tessa, Kyle and Derek triumphed and joined Abbey for the Immunity challenge. Yossra, Huda, Nicole and Dee were judged worst. Huda cooked a steak paired with eggplant and a tomato blackberry vinaigrette. Unfortunately, the judges found the steak overcooked while the dish as a whole lacked flavour, and she was eliminated. 638,00 7 [10]
6/02-2 Monday, 6 May 2019 Pressure Test: Darren Purchese's Bombe Alaska – Dee, Nicole and Yossra had to recreate the recipe of Darren Purchese's Bombe Alaska in 45 steps. Nicole impressed despite the lack of tempered chocolate in her caramel ice cream. While her meringue coating was uneven, Yossra's dish also won praise. However, during the cook, Dee's ice cream was too thick and she had to remake it but her second take was too eggy and her brownie was too dry and heavy, making her the next contestant to leave the competition. 607,000 13 [11]
7/02-3 Tuesday, 7 May 2019 Immunity Challenge: Max Sharrad – Abbey, Derek, Kyle and Tessa cooked their fried chicken dishes in the 45-minute first round. Both Tessa's buffalo wings and Derek's Korean chicken wings impressed the judges and for the first time, they advanced to the second round to cook against Young Chef of the Year Max Sharrad. In 75 minutes, they chose oranges as the core ingredient for their dishes. Derek's white chocolate orange mousse lacked finesse, scoring 16 points. Max's kingfish and orange dish received 19 points but lost to Tessa's 28 points for her pork belly dish, winning her the immunity pin. 654,000 9 [12]
8/02-4 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 Briagolong Drought Buffet Team Challenge – Two teams cooked a feast for the local farmers and volunteers of disaster relief charity Lions Need for Feed at Briagolong, Victoria with three hours to prep three mains highlighting the core ingredient (meat for the Red team and seafood for the Blue), three side dishes and one dessert before serving in ten minutes. During the cook, both teams struggled early in prepping their dishes. The dishes from Tim's Red team earned overall praise from the judges. Larissa's Blue team also impressed with their dishes but despite special mentions in Sandeep's prawn curry and Christina's sticky date pudding, the dishes cooked by each team member lacked cohesion as a complete buffet menu, sending them to elimination. 664,000 8 [13]
9/02-5 Thursday, 9 May 2019 Favourite Ingredients Elimination Challenge – After Tessa used her pin to skip elimination, the other members of the losing team had to cook with either their favourite or least favourite ingredient, with the bottom four dishes being sent to the second round. Christina, Kyle, Walleed and Yossra had 60 minutes to cook with their remaining ingredient. Yossra struggled to cook with her least favourite ingredient and her white chocolate mousse was heavy, didn't set and was overpowered by the flavour of the orange. The judges agreed that her fellow competitors redeemed themselves from their first round dishes and Yossra was eliminated. 640,000 7 [14]
9/02-6 Masterclass: George Calombaris, Poh Ling Yeow, Billie McKay, Matt Sinclair and Matt Preston – George, Matt and the mentors presented their dishes to handle the competition: George used this week's mystery box ingredients to make his tortellini with broth, Poh cooked her two desserts using orange selected from the Invention test: a spiced orange brûlée tart and a cocoa pistachio pâté sablée with an orange salad, Billie demonstrated a dish showcasing carrots in four ways, a duck red curry cooked by Matt Sinclair and Matt Preston's five elements recipe in five minutes: flatbread, instant chipotle mayo, pickled jalapeños, microwave salsa and cooked proteins – chicken and prawns. 419,000 16 [14]
Week 3 – Nigella Week
10/03-1 Sunday, 12 May 2019 Nigella's Mystery Box Challenge & Team Relay Invention TestNigella Lawson brought her selected ingredients in the Mystery Box: mint vanilla bean, lamb mince, whiting, semolina, date molasses, red plums, red whitloff and nigella seeds; for the contestants to cook a dish in 75 minutes. Jess advanced to the Immunity Challenge with her pavlova with vanilla and plums. The remaining contestants in the top five start the first leg of a team relay Invention Test, cooking dishes featuring pistachios. Simon's Yellow team succeeded with a lone savoury dish and in the tasting, Abbey's Green team and Nicole's Red team failed to highlight the nuts – during the changeovers, Walleed, the second cook in the Red team, changed the dish and mistook star anise as the core ingredient until Kyle, who was last in the cook, salvaged it. The dish lacked balance but Abbey's poor performance as captain and lack of teamwork produced a dish with technical issues, sending her team straight to elimination. 573,000 7 [15]
11/03-2 Monday, 13 May 2019 Pressure Test: Nigella's Tarragon French Roast Chicken – The bottom five were given 90 minutes to recreate Nigella's roast chicken with the contestants' choosing two sides and a sauce. In the tasting, Leah and Abbey excelled with the latter earning the dish of the day. Mandy's side dishes impressed but her sauce lacked flavour and Larissa's fennel was undercooked. Ultimately, it was the combination of Monica's half-cooked potatoes and a bitter sour gravy that eliminated her from the competition. 615,000 13 [16]
12/03-3 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 Immunity Challenge: Coskun Uysal – In the first round, the cooks prep a custard dish (sweet or savoury) in 60 minutes to compete for immunity. Simon's Japanese set custard beats Tessa's chilli chocolate creme brulee to cook against guest chef Coskun Uysal. With 75 minutes to cook, Simon selected duck, onion, garlic, bay leaf and peas for his dish. Coskun served a roast duck with peas two ways in 60 minutes, scoring 36 points to Simon's overcooked duck leg with 24 points. 592,000 12 [17]
13/03-4 Wednesday, 15 May 2019 Historical Three-Course Meal Team Challenge – Teams prep at the State Library Victoria to recreate a three-course dinner from 20th century royal state receptions in Australia, to be served for 80 teachers from Victoria in two-and-a-half hours. The Burgundy team led by Steph prep the menu for Queen Elizabeth II's first visit in 1954 while the Purple team led by Kyle cooked dishes during the coronation of Prince Edward of Wales in May 1920. The Purple team struggled early on their entrees at prep time. During service, the Purple team's whiting for the entree was inconsistently cooked but the Burgundy team had served their mains with undercooked chicken. Despite their efforts to fix it and overall praise for their entree and dessert, they are at risk of elimination after the rival team won the challenge. 642,000 9 [18]
14/03-5 Thursday, 16 May 2019 Condiments Elimination Challenge – The ten contestants facing elimination each take turns to guess the names of a condiment in front of them in the first round. Abbey, Jess, Mandy, Steph and Tati, with incorrect guesses, had 60 minutes to make a condiment that complements their dishes. While the others are announced safe, Jess and Mandy faced elimination. Jess' sweet potato dumplings impressed in the judging but had issues with the texture of the filling. Mandy served a peri-peri chicken with roasted cabbage and while her peri-peri sauce earned praise, the rest of the elements in her dish were too greasy and failed to highlight her sauce, leaving her eliminated. 636,000 7 [19]
14/03-6 Masterclass: Gary Mehigan, Nigella Lawson and Matt Preston – The remaining contestants attended their second MasterClass from Nigella and the judges at Fresh Select Farm in Werribee. The judges presented their recipes: Gary's Thai fish larb and Matt's vegetable lasagne. Nigella, with help from George, cooked her two favourite recipes: chilli mint lamb cutlets with mint and preserved lemon sauce, and sticky toffee pudding. 415,000 16 [19]
Week 4 – Legends Week
15/04-1 Sunday, 19 May 2019 Rick Stein's Mystery Box Challenge & Fish and Potatoes Invention Test – Famed chefs made guest appearances in each challenge for this week. Rick Stein brought his Mystery Box with ingredients for the contestants. Larissa was the first to advance to the Immunity Challenge with her grilled cuttlefish with bone marrow puree and tomato sugo. In the 75-minute Invention Test, the remaining cooks had to make a dish featuring fish and potatoes. Abbey, Steph and Tati thrived and joined Larissa for immunity. Derek, Leah and Jess fell short with their dishes and were named as the bottom three. 630,000 6 [20]
16/04-2 Monday, 20 May 2019 Pressure Test: Clare Smyth's Pear and Lemon Verbena VacherinClare Smyth gave four hours for Derek, Jess and Leah to replicate her intricate dessert of meringue, pears and lemon verbana before they plated it in ten minutes. Derek succeeded with his dish and Leah also impressed but her pear discs are too thin. Last to be tasted was Jess and her meringue was fragile and thin while her cream was loose. The dish had collapsed after plating, leaving the judges to eliminate her. 600,000 14 [21]
17/04-3 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 Immunity Challenge: Donovan Cooke – Abbey, Larissa, Steph and Tati had 45 minutes to cook their dishes using one of three commercial appliances: a sandwich press, an electric kettle or a microwave. Donovan Cooke returned to cook against Tati who won the first round. In 75 minutes, she selected chillis from the garden to cook her dish. Tati cooked a Thai green grilled spatchcock with pumpkin and coconut but in the tasting, the dish received mixed reviews in the presentation and cohesion. After judging, Donovan succeeded with his whiting, mussels and chillis to beat Tati and scored 27 points to 21. 618,000 9 [22]
18/04-4 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 Street Food Service Challenge – The cooks divided into three teams of six, taking responsibility for serving three international street foods (two proteins and one vegetarian) to 120 customers, the judges and Yotam Ottolenghi at HWKR Food centre in Melbourne. Nicole's Yellow team will serve Mexican food, the Green team under Simon as captain cooked the street foods of India and the Blue team led by Tessa prep the Malaysian dishes. In 90 minutes, all teams struggled in prepping their dishes but Nicole was able to manage her team to finish before service. Despite minor reviews on their last dish, the other dishes stood out and the team are pronounced safe. The Blue team had problems with their nasi goreng as the rice was claggy and the sambal was not cooked enough while their beef satays had mixed reviews in the tasting. However, the Green team fared worse throughout the cook with all of their dishes - they stumbled early on in the prep and in service; their tandoori chicken was too salty, the vegetarian samosas lacked a flavoursome sauce and they forgot to prep the rice for their fish curry. 634,000 8 [23]
19/04-5 Thursday, 23 May 2019 Deli Items Elimination Challenge – The six cooks took turns to name different deli items with the first three to choose incorrectly going to elimination: Ben, Blake and Tati were given 60 minutes to cook their dishes with correctly-identified ingredients from the first round. In the judging, Tati's laksa won overall praise. The judges thought Ben's cheeseboard lacked execution but while Blake impressed with the cooking of his beef; his potato puree was too sticky while the other elements of his dish didn't meet the mark, eliminating him. 680,000 6 [24]
Week 5 – Secrets Week
20/05-1 Sunday, 26 May 2019 Dumpling Box Challenge & Top Secret Invention Test – The daily challenges this week remained in secrecy for the contestants to determine the objectives. Din Tai Fung restaurant chef Edward Yulianto teaches the cooks how to make dumplings for their first challenge. After 75 minutes, Christina and Derek produced two standout dumplings over the others (Anushka, Joe and Tati). The judges selected Derek by split decision to advance. The other contestants cook their own dishes to secure one of the three remaining places in the Immunity Challenge. Tati, Larissa and Sandeep all succeeded but Anushka, Leah and Kyle failed to deliver, sending them to the Pressure Test. 644,000 7 [25]
21/05-2 Monday, 27 May 2019 Pressure Test: Leno Lattarulo's Seafood Paella – Anushka, Kyle and Leah had to decipher and recreate a paella by Leno Latturlo in 90 minutes without a recipe. After the judges tasted, Anushka's dish excelled. Leah's fish was cooked well but her rice was inconsistent cooked while Kyle's seafood nicely cooked but there was way way too much rice in his dish. However, there was one thing that none of the judges can looked past and that was the burnt taste of rice that tangy everything in the pan. Ultimately the judges felt that Leah had missed the brief and she was eliminated. 651,000 13 [26]
22/05-3 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 Immunity Challenge: Secret Chef – The judges presented their favorite sauces for Derek, Larissa, Sandeep and Tati to use with their dishes in the 60-minute first round. Sandeep's used Matt Preston's tamarind and chipotle ketchup for his lobster masala to win and cook against the guest chef, who was revealed during the 60-minute cook. Lemons were chosen from the citrus fruits on offer, with 75 minutes to cook a dish.The guest chef was revealed to be season 4 winner Andy Allen who cooked a confit squid with adobo sauce and corn salsa, but he lost to a perfect score of 30 points from Sandeep with his lemon pepper chicken with lemon rice and raita, earning him the immunity pin. Andy Allen's score was kept secret, but was revealed on Facebook to be 24.[27] 611,000 10 [28]
23/05-4 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 Italian Four-Course Meal Service Challenge – Two teams of contestants cooked a four-course Italian menu for 80 guests led by Rosa Mitchell of Rosa's Cantina for Abbey's Red team (Abbey, Anushka, Derek, Nicole, Sandeep, Tati, Tessa and Tim) and Olimpia Bortolotto from Cecconi's for Christina's Green team (Christina, Larissa, Steph, Ben, Joe, Kyle, Simon, Ben and Walleed). During prep time, the Red team decided to cook a beef cheeks dish despite Rosa's suggestion for the main and guessed the ratios of their panna cottas for dessert while the Green team struggled to prep their pasta for the entrée. Their dishes impressed in the tasting but their calamari dish for the appetizer had issues and against the overall praise of the Red team's dishes, Christina's Green team found themselves in elimination. 648,000 9 [29]
24/05-5 Thursday, 30 May 2019 Blind Taste Test Elimination Challenge – The contestants had to guess an ingredient while blindfolded. Ben, Joe, Kyle, Simon and Steph had 60 minutes to cook their dishes in the second round while the judges tasted each dish blindly after the cook. Simon's lamb dish earned praise in its technicality, Joe's dish earned praise in the flavours despite his pasta being too thick, Steph's tart also won praise while Ben's sambal prawns was least impressive and Kyle's pumpkin was too firm and his pork ribs are not braised enough. Afterwards, the other three are announced safe leaving Ben and Kyle as the bottom two. However, with an undercooked pork and a raw pumpkin, Kyle was eliminated from the competition. 633,000 8 [30]
Week 6 – Queensland Week
25/06-1 Sunday, 2 June 2019 Brisbane Box Challenge & Howard Smith Wharves Food Truck Challenge – The first challenge in Queensland tasked the contestants to cooks with native Queensland ingredients from the Mystery Box in 60 minute at Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane. Tati, Abbey, Tessa and Nicole all delivered impressive dishes as the Top 5 but Simon won with his crab salad and advanced to the Immunity Challenge. The remaining cooks were divided into pairs: Dark Green Team (Walleed and Joe), Red Team (Abbey and Derek), Maroon Team (Larissa and Steph), Green Team (Tati and Sandeep), Blue Team (Anushka and Nicole), Yellow Team (Tessa and Christina) and Purple Team (Ben and Tim), with each team running a food truck to serve $7.50 and $5 dishes with two-and-a-half hours for prep. The teams raised over $5000 for SecondBite. Abbey and Derek delivered the best dishes while Nicole and Anushka raised the most at $1,045. Both teams advanced to the Immunity Challenge with Simon. Christina and Tessa's dishes lacked execution while Tati and Sandeep struggled in the prep time and their chilli dish was too thin but the other teams fared worse throughout the cook – Larissa and Steph set their ovens for their food truck on fire, leaving no food to serve for the customers. Raising the least money, they were sent to elimination. Joining them were Tim and Ben who delivered two disappointing dishes. 621,000 8 [31]
26/06-2 Monday, 3 June 2019 Pressure Test: Shannon Kellam's Chocolate de Passion – Larissa, Steph, Tim & Ben had to recreate Shannon Kellam's intricate dessert based on memory from the demonstration prior to the cook. Although facing a few issues before the end of the challenge, Larissa excelled with her presentation and outstanding flavours in the dish, earning her dish of the day. Steph also impressed the judges with her take on the dish. In the end, although Ben had issues with flavour and his chocolate work, Tim had too many technical errors in his dish and he was eliminated. 681,000 11 [32]
27/06-3 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 Immunity Challenge: Ben Williamson – In the first round, Abbey, Anushka, Nicole, Derek & Simon all had to cook a dish that heroed ginger. Anushka won the challenge with her chicken and prawn dumplings with ginger broth to cook against chef Ben Williamson in round 2. Anushka chose pineapple to hero and cooked a Pineapple Lemon Cake that scored her 19 points as the pineapple flavour was not strong enough, but Ben Williamson made a salad dish that heroed lemon myrtle and he scored 25 points, so Anushka did not win the pin. 635,000 10 [33]
28/06-4 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 Noosa Barbecue Feast Team Challenge – In the Noosa Surf Club Restaurant BBQ Challenge, Walleed's Blue Team (Walleed, Tati, Sandeep, Larissa, Derek, Anushka and Abbey) and Joe's Green Team (Joe, Ben, Simon, Nicole, Tessa, Christina and Steph) competed to make two meat dishes and two side dishes for 150 diners each to be combined and served on a single plate. On the Blue Team, Abbey's Turmeric Garlic Prawns stole the show and although their lamb was inconsistently cooked and Walleed's leadership was questioned, they received high praise and his Blue Team won the challenge. On Joe's Green Team, although their beef, eggplant and mushroom salad and betel leaves salad that the judges thought the taste of Queensland went well, their prawns were not only missed the flavour of ginger that they promised but also well and truly over-cooked, landed them in elimination. 531,000 15 [34]
29/06-5 Thursday, 6 June 2019 Seafood Elimination Challenge – This week's elimination took place in two rounds. In the first round all the losing team contestants had to take part in a Skills Test, where they had to peel prawns, fillet and debone snapper, and take the tail out of two bugs. The three contestants that did the best job were safe whereas the other four went into round 2. The three safe contestants were Tessa, Steph and Christina. The other four had to create a seafood platter using the seafood they prepared. Nicole and Simon made exceptional dishes and they were declared safe. Ben's ceviche lacked heat and acidity, but it was Joe's inconsistently cooked seafood platter which eliminated him from the competition. 564,000 9 [35]
29/06-6 MasterClass: Ash Martin at The Homage, Spicers Hidden Vale – The contestants participated in their third masterclass at the Homage Restaurant, located within the Spicers Hidden Vale resort, with the head chef Ash Martin. Ash cooked, showcasing local and sustainably sourced Queensland produce, charred yabbies and smoked damper on the Homage's trademark smokehouse coal pits. The judges also cooked a number of dishes, with Matt demonstrating a 'chocolate torte with rum and chilli' and a 'steamed pudding with ginger marmalade', Gary created a 'curry two ways' and George made a 'surf and turf' all using local produce. 366,000 20 [35]
Week 7
30/07-1 Sunday, 9 June 2019 'Everything Mystery Box' Challenge and Whole Ingredients Invention Test – The contestants had to use all of the items in their mystery box: extra virgin olive oil, Greek yoghurt, brussels sprouts, lamb rack, rosemary, lemon, leek and parsnip. Only the top three dishes, Derek, Tessa and Simon's, were chosen for tasting, with Simon's being declared the winner and he advanced to a chance at immunity. For the invention test, the contestants were asked to produce a dish that featured every part of a chosen ingredient. Abbey, Ben and Tessa produced stand-out dishes sending them through to immunity. Waleed, Nicole and Christina, who each had major flaws in their respective dishes, were sent to the elimination challenge. 489,000 7 [36]
31/07-2 Monday, 10 June 2019 Lucky Dip Elimination Challenge and Second Chance Cook-Off – Nicole, Christina and Walleed had to blindly choose a protein and a side ingredient to pair in their dish. Christina impressed the judges with her Chinese-inspired Duck and Spinach Broth, earning high praise and being announced safe. Although Nicole had issues with the grape elements to her Rabbit and Grape dish, Walleed completely missed the point of his artichokes, leaving out the heart and was therefore eliminated. All the eliminated contestants, including Walleed, had the opportunity to win their way back into the competition. They all had to create a dish using a pair of ingredients from the selection in the previous elimination challenge. The top 4 dishes belonged to Yossra, Jess, Kyle and Tim, and Tim won to earn his way back into the competition. 674,000 11 [37]
32/07-3 Tuesday, 11 June 2019 Immunity Challenge: Jesse McTavish – Abbey, Ben, Simon & Tessa awoke to a letter from the judges containing instructions to visit Coles to buy one fresh ingredient for round one of the immunity challenge. The contestants had to use three of the chosen ingredients in a dish. The winner, Tessa, cooked off against Jesse McTavish from North Bondi Fish. Tessa chose to hero cheese and onion over salt and vinegar. Jesse made an onion soup with croutons and scored 22 points from the judges but it was no match for Tessa's Cheese and Onion Millefeuille that wowed the judges, scoring her 27 out of 30 and earning her the immunity pin. 655,000 10 [38]
33/07-4 Wednesday, 12 June 2019 Picnic at Hanging Rock Team ChallengeMaggie Beer and the judges instruct two teams: Red Team (Anushka, Simon, Tati, Larissa, Christina and Abbey) and Green Team (Tim, Ben, Tessa, Steph, Nicole and Derek) who had three hours to assemble 25 picnic baskets containing dishes (savoury, a sandwich, a salad, a dip dish and a dessert) for 100 picnickers in Hanging Rock, Victoria. The Red team under Anushka's captaincy struggled in prep time and served their dishes late. Their dishes were well received but were uninspired while their frittatas and salads had too many ingredients. Against the overall praise of the dishes of Derek's Green team, Anushka's poor leadership dragged the Red team to elimination. 731,000 6 [39]
34/07-5 Thursday, 13 June 2019 Herbs and Spices Elimination Challenge – Sandeep, who couldn't participate in yesterday's team challenge, used his immunity pin to avoid elimination. The first round required the losing team members to cook dishes featuring herbs. Abbey, Christina and Larissa, who served undercooked dishes, were sent into the second round to feature spices. Christina was first to be declared safe with her mussels dish featuring turmeric. Larissa also impressed with her ginger dessert but despite an impressive run, Abbey's dish did not feature enough spices, her fried calamari was too fatty and it was her overuse of the oil in the dish that was her undoing. Ultimately, the judges felt that Abbey had missed the brief, and she was sent home. 663,000 6 [40]
Week 8 – Sweet Week
35/08-1 Sunday, 16 June 2019 Heston's Mystery Box Challenge & Cereal Invention Test – The Top 12 faced the Mystery Box challenge to cook dessert dishes with ingredients selected by Heston Blumenthal. Larissa beat Tessa and Steph to advance in the Immunity Challenge while the other contestants cooked their second dessert dishes featuring cereals. Ben, Anushka and Tim excelled but Derek, Steph and Simon faltered during the cook and produced their dessert dishes with technical errors. They were sent to elimination which was announced to start straight away in a two-day Pressure Test. 605,000 7 [41]
36/08-2 Monday, 17 June 2019 Two-Day Pressure Test: Kate Reid's Black Forrest Lune Croissant – The bottom three had 90 minutes to prep Kate Reid's croissant recipe in the first day and bake it before garnishing on the next day. During the tasting, Simon's croissant won praise. Although Derek left out the tempered chocolate, his croissant was baked well. The judges were impressed with Steph's dish but the frangipane was undercooked. While she nailed the presentation, it was not enough to keep her safe. This outweighed the missing chocolate of Derek's croissant and Steph was eliminated from the competition. 648,000 7 [42]
37/08-3 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 Immunity Challenge: Alice Wright – Larissa, Ben, Anushka and Tim had to create ice cream cones for the judges and Poh. Anushka, Ben and Tim all made impressive ice cream cones but Tim's stood out from the pack. He not only got a chance to cook for immunity, but he won a place in the Top 10. In Round 2, Tim cooked off against Alice Wright and they had to hero one of a selection of nuts, Tim chose walnuts. Tim's fig and walnut dessert scored him 19 points, but it was no match for Alice's apple walnut and mascarpone dessert which scored her 26 points, therefore Tim did not win the pin. 648,000 10 [43]
38/08-4 Wednesday, 19 June 2019 Blind Pairing Team Challenge – The remaining contestants (minus Tim who already secured his place in the Top 10) had to cook in pairs with a wall dividing each pair. Their challenge was to cook two identical dishes in look and taste. The teams were: Green Team (Tati & Tessa), Red Team (Nicole & Christina), Blue Team (Larissa & Ben), Purple Team (Simon & Sandeep) and Yellow Team (Anushka & Derek). The red team won and the blue team was also declared safe advancing them into the Top 10 sending the other teams into elimination. 713,000 6 [44]
39/08-5 Thursday, 20 June 2019 Sugar-Free Elimination Challenge – Anushka, Derek, Simon, Sandeep and Tati had to create a dessert without sugar after Tessa used her pin to advance to the Top 10. Sandeep cooked a rice kheer with puri but the dish was average. The judges found the saffron overpowered the pudding while the bread was uncooked and Tati's dish was way too sweet. After Derek, Anushka and Simon won praise with their dishes, the judges have a spilt decision: Gary thought Tati should go, Matt thought it should be Sandeep and the final decision is down to George. In a close decision, Sandeep was sent home for missing the brief of the challenge. 652,000 5 [45]
Week 9 – The Best of the Best Week
40/09-1 Sunday, 23 June 2019 Best-Selling Mystery Box Challenge & Best-Loved Invention Test – There was no pressure test this week and no bottom three in the invention test. The top 10 had to cook with a mystery box filled with Coles' best-selling ingredients. Although Derek's dish impressed the judges, Nicole beat him and won the challenge, advancing to the immunity challenge. In the invention test, the contestants had to hero one of three of Australia's most loved foods: Milo, Vegemite and tomato sauce. Larissa and Tati both impressed with their dishes, but Simon won the challenge to advance to the immunity challenge with Nicole. 619,000 8 [46]
41/09-2 Monday, 24 June 2019 Jock Zonfrillo's Challenge – In this challenge, each of the eight contestants were given an indigenous ingredient chosen by Jock Zonfrillo to feature in their dish. The winner of the challenge would join Simon and Nicole in this week's immunity challenge. The indigenous ingredients are Christina (Dorrigo pepper), Ben (white currants), Anushka (Lilly Pilly), Tati (aniseed myrtle), Tessa (native lemongrass), Derek (long yams), Larissa (lemon-scented tea tree) and Tim (native basil). Larissa stood out by making the only dessert and although it wowed the judges, Tessa's dish was deemed best by the judges and she won the challenge. 684,000 9 [47]
42/09-3 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 Immunity Challenge: Phil Wood – In the first round Tessa, Nicole and Simon had to cook with Beluga Caviar, the world's best ingredient. All three made standout dishes but Tessa won the first round and was given a choice of food pairings for both her and Phil Wood. She chose beef and onion. Her dish wowed the judges who deemed it a restaurant worthy dish. She scored 27 but Phil Wood scored 30 points, making him the winner of the challenge. 581,000 11 [48]
43/09-4 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 Best Diners Team Challenge – Contestants, led by Christina in the Green team and Larissa in the Yellow, had to cook a four-course meal for 40 diners featuring Delicious magazine's 2018 picks for Australia's best produce: Holy Goat Cheese's goat and cow milk cheese, coral trout from Mark Eather Seafood, Wagyu beef from Mayura Station, and Golden Delicious apples from Moonacres Farm. Both teams struggled during prep but managed to finish in time to serve the diners who were revealed to be the contestants' loved ones. The Green team's dishes earned praise, but their apple dessert was overpowered by the cinnamon ice cream. However, it was the Yellow team's undercooked wagyu that sent them to elimination. 752,000 5 [49]
44/09-5 Thursday, 27 June 2019 Food Waste Management Elimination Challenge – Anushka, Ben, Larissa, Simon and Tati faced a challenge set by Massimo Bottura on minimising waste cooking with the four most-discarded ingredients in Australian homes. Tati, Simon and Larissa succeeded while the bottom two was between Ben and Anushka. Anushka did not showcase technique in her dish and it lacked flavour but Ben wasted half of his duck. Not only did he fail to meet the brief but his dish was undercooked, thereby eliminating him. 626,000 6 [50]
Week 10
45/10-1 Sunday, 30 June 2019 Déjà Vu Mystery Box & Memories Invention Test – The top-9 were each given one of the previous mystery boxes at random to use for their mystery box challenge. Simon, Larissa and Derek were chosen as the top-3 and all had perfect dishes but Derek stood out and won after using the Everything box from Week 7. In the invention test the remaining eight had to cook a dish inspired by a moment in time. Larissa, Christina and Simon stood out with their dishes and joined Derek in the Immunity Challenge. Tessa, Tim, Tati, Anushka, and Nicole all had problems with their dishes but in the end, Anushka, Tati and Tim were named as the bottom-3 to face elimination. 532,000 8 [51]
46/10-2 Monday, 1 July 2019 Pressure Test: Kirsten Tibballs' Apple Pie – Anushka, Tati and Tim were asked to recreate Kirsten Tibballs' Apple Pie in three and half hours. All three struggled but Tim won the dish of the day. The final verdict was between Tati and Anushka. They both overcooked their crust, but it was Tati who took her caramel too far and created a bitter taste that overpowered her other elements. These flaws eliminated Tati from the competition. 655,000 11 [52]
47/10-3 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 Immunity Challenge: Adam D'Sylva – Derek, Christina, Larissa and Simon had to create a dish with chicken as the main ingredient using their assigned cuisine: Simon (Spanish), Christina (French), Derek (Vietnamese) and Larissa (Japanese). Larissa and Derek had the two best dishes with Larissa advancing o the second round to cook off against Adam D'Sylva. Her advantage was to pick any ingredients from an open pantry but they must all fit in one basket. Larissa relied on strategy to win and chose sweet ingredients such as corn, popcorn, cornflakes, curry leaves, blackberry. Adam scored three sixes totalling his score to 18. Larissa got three sevens, which brought her total score to 21 and won her the immunity pin. 645,000 9 [53]
48/10-4 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 The Q Train Team Challenge – The eight contestants had to cook in a Q Train Challenge, with Larissa and Anushka (Purple Team), Derek and Simon (Green Team), Nicole and Christina (Yellow Team), and Tessa and Tim (Maroon Team). They each had to cook one course of a 4-course vegetarian meal with fresh produce for 30 diners, to be plated and served on the train between stops. Both the Purple and Yellow Team won the challenge after impressing with their dishes sending the other two teams to elimination. 654,000 7 [54]
49/10-5 Thursday, 4 July 2019 The Time Auction Elimination Challenge – Tessa, Simon, Derek and Tim compete in the MasterChef time auction where they bid for ingredients with time rather than money. The more time they spend buying ingredients, the less time they have to cook. Tessa spent 50 minutes for her John Dory, citrus and herbs, Simon spent 75 minutes for his lamb rack, root vegetables and spices, Derek spent 80 minutes for his eggs, onions, and sauces and Tim spent 90 minutes for his pork belly, nightshades and spreads. Both Tessa and Simon's dishes impressed the judges and they were declared safe. Tim's dish was criticized for his undercooked pork belly. But Derek that faulted under pressure, attempting to make quail's egg yolk ravioli for the first time. It did not work out, so he quickly turned his pasta dough into fettuccine and made an onion sauce, topping it with a sous vide duck egg he had cooked as a backup. It was not enough, and Derek was eliminated. 606,000 8 [55]
Week 11 – Western Australia Week
50/11-1 Sunday, 7 July 2019 Western Australia Mystery Box & Surf and Turf Invention Test – The top seven travel to Western Australia and for the Mystery Box challenge they cook with nine famous ingredients from WA at the Optus Stadium in Perth. Anushka wins the Mystery Box. For the Invention Test they had to cook with meat and seafood both. Tessa won. The judges also announced that this week one contestant would advance straight to Finals week and only one person will be eliminated. 638,000 6 [56]
51/11-2 Monday, 8 July 2019 Wildflower Five-course Degustation challenge – The remaining five contestants had to cook one course of a five course degustation meal at the Wildflower, under its head chef, with an assigned ingredient. The first course ( using baby beetroots) was cooked Nicole, second (marron) by Simon, third (duck) by Christina, fourth (finger limes) by Tim and the last course (plum) by Larissa. Nicole and Christina joined Tessa and Anushka in the Immunity Challenge. 606,000 10 [57]
52/11-3 Tuesday, 9 July 2019 Fast-Track to Finals Week Challenge-

In the first round, each contestant was given and car and the address to a local shop to choose their feature ingredient. Nicole chose honey, Christina chose almonds, Anushka chose blue cheese and Tessa chose 70% dark chocolate. Nicole and Tessa beat Anushka and Christina to the second round. Tessa cooked the best dish in the first round and hence chose the feature ingredient for the second round. In the second round, both of them cooked with Red Spangled Emperor; Nicole won and advanced to Finals Week.

630,000 9 [58]
53/11-4 Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Leeuwin Estate Team Challenge – Two teams each had to cook for 25 diners. The Yellow Team was earlier in service while the Green Team forgot to serve 12 plates of main course. The Yellow Team's main had perfect lamb but insufficient reduction, while their dessert was loved by the judges. However, the Green Team's dish had insufficient salt and acidity, while the dessert had unnecessary smokiness, too much sweetness, and an overbaked cookie. Thus, Yellow Team joined Nicole in the Finals, leaving the Green Team facing elimination. 555,000 11 [59]
54/11-5 Thursday, 11 July 2019 Two-Dish Pressure Test: Santiago Fernandez – Larissa used her immunity pin. Simon and Christina had to cook a savoury and a sweet dish at the same time. Simon and Christina did well on their savory dishes but while Christina's sauce was too salty, Simon's was the dish of the day. However, he did not present a tuile on his sweet dish as he ran out of time. Christina's dessert looked beautiful and her ice cream was delicious but her espuma was inedible. In the end, Christina was eliminated. 9 [60]
54/11-6 MasterClass: Karl Wulf on Rottnest Island – The contestants visit Rottnest Island for their last ever MasterClass, being joined by Chef Karl Wulf from Thomson's and Pinky's Beach Club at Discovery Rottnest Island.[61] Using Rottnest's produce, Karl cooked some fresh caught crayfish, with a kafir lime dressing, salt bush and seaweed butter. The judges also cooked their own dishes, with Matt showing contestants simple steps to cook 'Pumpkin Three Ways', George cooked 'Halloumi with Quince Chutney Puree' and Gary returned to his roots with his 'French Pheasant, Mashed Potato & Cabbage'. 394,000 17 [60]
Week 12 – Finals Week
55/12-1 Sunday, 14 July 2019 Ingredient from Home Mystery Box & Judges Choice Invention Test – In the last Mystery Box challenge, the contestants were sent an ingredient from home and a handwritten letter from their loved ones. Larissa won the challenge. In the Invention Test, the judges handpicked ingredients for each contestant. Simon and Tessa joined Larissa while Nicole, Tim and Anushka were in the bottom-3. 605,000 6 [62]
56/12-2 Monday, 15 July 2019 Pressure Test: Ashley Palmer-Watts' Lamington Cake – Anushka, Nicole and Tim had to recreate Ashley Palmer-Watts' Lamington Cake in 4 hours. Nicole's dish stood out. The time pressure got to Anushka and that combined with some technical difficulties on her dish, sent her home. 667,000 12 [63]
57/12-3 Tuesday, 16 July 2019 "No Rules" Challenge – The top 5 contestants were asked to cook "the one dish" they wanted to cook with no rules, open pantry and time limit to be decided by them. Nicole and Tim's dishes were good but Larissa won the challenge, giving her an advantage in the next day's challenge. 649,000 8 [64]
58/12-4 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 The Press Club Service Challenge – The contestants were cooking the last service in George's flagship restaurant The Press Club for all former and present employees. They had to cook a five-course tasting menu with George's favourite ingredients. Since Larissa won the previous challenge, she got to choose which course and ingredient she wanted to cook with. Tessa cooked the first course (capers), Tim second course (olives), Simon third (lentils), Larissa fourth (lemons) and Nicole cooked the last course (honey). Larissa won and advanced straight to the semi-finals. Tessa and Tim came second and third respectively and will get an advantage in the elimination. 719,000 6 [65]
Grand Finale Week
59/13-1 Sunday, 21 July 2019 Three-Round 'Duel' Elimination – Tim, Tessa, Simon and Nicole had to cook off against each other in pairs. Having won 2nd and 3rd place in the last challenge, Tessa and Tim got to pick a pantry. Tessa picked the Asian pantry and Nicole was cooking off against her. Tim chose the farmhouse pantry and was cooking against Simon. Simon and Tessa won the first round and joined Larissa in the semi-finals. Next, Tim and Nicole had a cook-off using the sweet pantry. Tim won, Nicole was eliminated. 648,000 5 [66]
59/13-2 MasterClass: Contestants vs. Judges and Mentors -In the first round George, Gary and Curtis Stone competed in a Mystery Box challenge. All three dishes were outstanding, but ultimately George win with his "Tea by George".In the second round the top 4 competed against the season mentors, Poh, Billie and Matt, heroing coconuts. The mentors did a curry dish and the top 4 a desert. Both dish were outstanding, and the judges declared them a tie. 548,000 8 [66]
60/13-3 Monday, 22 July 2019 Semi-Finals Pressure Test: Peter Gilmore – The contestants were asked to recreate Peter's white coral, which replaced the snow egg at his restaurant after 10 years. The contestants had two hours to recreate the dish and the top three' contestants' recreations would move them into the Grand Finale. Tessa struggled during the cooking but in the taste was considered Dish of the Day, with the best coral and all her flavors and textures were excellent. Peter Gilmore said her White Coral could be served in his restaurant. Simon was the second contestant into the Finale. He have to remake his Oloroso Custard, but all elements were excellent too. Larissa had various problems during the cooking. Her coral was a little dense, but the other elements were spot-on. Her prum ice-cream was considered the best, Tim made a very dense coral, and the other elements had some technical issues, so he was eliminated, leaving Larissa, Tessa and Simon in the Finale. 742,000 7 [67]
61/13-4 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 Grand Finale – Tessa, Simon and Larissa competed in a Three Course Service Challenge, to be served to 60 VIP diners: Guest Chefs and Masterchef Alumni, with Shannon Bennett as their Mentor. All three of them struggled during the cook, but ultimately succeeded. Simon did not have enough points in the service challenge, with a score of 65/90, making it a competition between Tessa and Larissa. Tessa became runner-up with a score of 77/90. Larissa won with an impressive score of 85/90. Her dessert, a Szechuan Pavlova with Beetroot and Blackberry, scored a full complement of 30/30 points. 831,000 7 [68]
Winner Announced – Larissa Takchi announced as the winner of the eleventh season of MasterChef Australia, receiving the grand prize of $250,000, monthly column in Delicious magazine and a new Holden Equinox. Tessa Boersma earned a cash prize of $30,000 as the runner-up while Simon Toohey received a cash prize of $20,000 after finishing in third place. 992,000 3 [68]


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