Episode PremiereAugust 16, 2011
Show Period2010 - now
Production CompanyReveille, Shine TV, One Potato Two Potato
Cast and Crew
- Gordon Ramsay as Himself - Host / Judge
- Joe Bastianich
- Graham Elliot Bowles
Only three home cooks remain to battle it out for the ultimate culinary bragging rights, the title of America's "MasterChef." Jennifer, the beauty queen from Delaware; Adrien, the server from California; and Christian, the stay-at-home dad from Massachusetts, are the last three standing. Today's winners will make it to the finale and the final challenge to see who wins $250,000.
Now they face their final Mystery Box Challenge. The judges - Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich - remind them that Jennifer has won three of these tests, Adrien has taken two, and Christian was the very first Mystery Box winner this season.
Their "MasterChef" journey is coming full circle, because inside the Mystery Box is a chicken, the same ingredient they cooked with the first week. They have full access to the pantry and 60 minutes to show how good they are. Chef Ramsay challenges them, "Prove to us why you deserve to be in the finals." He also tells them that whoever wins will get a monumental advantage in the elimination test.
Christian presents his dish first, a bacon-wrapped chicken with French onion sauce and acorn squash. Gordon says that the carrot puree looks grainy, but that the chicken is "freakin' delicious." Graham calls it "sound," and Joe tells him that the skin is "quite good."