Episode 2.11 : Top 11 Compete

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

July 18, 2011





Show Period

2010 - now

Production Company

Reveille, Shine TV, One Potato Two Potato

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

  • Gordon Ramsay as Himself - Host / Judge
  • Joe Bastianich
  • Graham Elliot Bowles
  • Christina Tosi


There are now 11 remaining cooks who are set to battle it out for the grand prize of $250,000 and the coveted title of "MasterChef." This round of the competition kicks off in the "MasterChef" kitchen, where the judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich explain the latest Mystery Box challenge.

They reveal that this time there will be two mystery boxes: the small one in front of each contestant and a large one that rests before the three judges. The contestants will have to prepare, cook, and present one incredible dish using all or some of the ingredients found inside the box - and nothing else.

The contestants first look at the content of the small boxes in front of them. These contain vegetables, puff pastry, and butter. Then the group gathers to unveil the judge's mystery box, the biggest in "MasterChef" history, and find an aquarium full of live lobsters.

Each chef grabs a live, four-pound lobster. After the contestants prepare their dishes, the judges will select three presentations to taste. The winner will have a huge advantage in the next stage of "MasterChef."

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