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
The field has been narrowed down from thousands of home cooks to just the top two, who will now face off in the toughest challenge yet. Jennifer and Adrien will have to cook the best meals of their lives to determine who will become America's next "MasterChef." Will Jennifer be able to keep her emotions in check to take the crown? Or will Adrien stay true to his roots and the flavors that brought him this far to claim the title and $250,000?
The three judges - Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich - greet the final two contestants and welcome the chef's families to the "MasterChef" kitchen. Adrien's mother reminds him that the secret is "cooking with love." Jennifer hugs her family and can tell by the looks on their faces they are proud of her. Their loved ones are sent up to the galley to watch the chefs cook.
The two finalists take their places for the finale. Gordon informs them they have two hours to make an amazing appetizer, a stunning entree, and an extraordinary dessert. Up in the galley past contestants Ben and Christian are rooting for Adrien, while Christine and Esther pick Jennifer as the winner. Joe comments to the other judges, "We're going to really see the journey that they took today as far as the technique and the ingredients." Chef Ramsay notes, "It's not about one dish; it's about putting a menu together."
Jennifer is making pan-seared scallops for her appetizer, stuffed quail for her entree, and poached pears and cider apples for dessert. Joe calls it "a classic restaurant style dish."