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7th Sep '16 11:54:53 PM Solomontastic
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* In the seventh season, contestant Alejandro manages to shell a lobster ''better than Ramsay did in his demo'', wowing everyone including Ramsay himself.
17th Jun '16 4:35:15 AM Adept
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* The first episode of auditions in the 7th season, where the judges had to hand out 12 out of 24 aprons. They end up having to, for the first time, change the rules, going out to the crowd and stating that they would be handing out more aprons that day because the people auditioning were just that astoundingly good.
** In a moment from the first, and going with the above entry on just how good the cooks of this season are, a Scottish lady named Fiona auditioned with a risk taking dish of haggis, with her own spin on it. Judge Matt Preston is very open about how much he hates haggis, but he actually liked Fiona's so much that he gave her an apron right to the Top 24.
** In the 2nd audition, one contestant, James, decided to make a deconstructed French onion soup. As the judges come to inspect his work, Gary, who is known to absolutely hate deconstructed dishes, haughtily mentioned how he's eaten a ''very'' good onion soup in a high class restaurant, and if James could not produce something better than what he had, he would not win an apron. When the dish was presented, Gary ended up licking the plate clean, and the fellow judges jokingly asked how the humble pie tasted.
* Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire history of the competition, something that even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.
* For 8 years, the Risotto has been labelled as the "Death Dish", because cooking such a dish is pretty much a ticket home, and no one had ever gotten an apron (or even a second chance) for making Risotto during the Auditions. Come Matt Sinclair, who brought an audition dish of Duck Risotto. The judges were already thinking "no" the first time they see the dish. But it ended up being so good, that all three gave Matt a yes, securing his place as Masterchef's Top 24.
* Season 7's Reynold returns for an Elimination challenge in episode 12, coordinating a pressure test. Considering how only dishes that are considered the cream of the crop are used in such events, this truly highlight how the guy had grown after just one year since leaving the competition in 2015, despite not actually winning it. According to the judges, his dish was on equal grounds to the ones brought by past professionals. Even better, he mentioned in one interview that it's actually one of his ''easier'' dishes, and the producers didn't want him to bring something so difficult in such an early stage of the competition.
* One of the team challenges in season 8 was to visit to 2 top restaurants, try to memorise 3 of their recipes, and plate up 30 of each dish within 90 minutes (half an hour for each meal). While the blue team did a decent job in delivering some strong flavours, their lack of organisation due to the pressure meant that there were some missing elements in each of their dish. The red team, however, not only managed to plate up their dish faster than their opponent for all the courses, but their mains and desserts were almost exact replicas to the original dishes, that the judges had to confirm with the restaurant's head chef that the team captain/vice-captain really ''didn't'' cheat by writing hidden notes or taking secret pictures.

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\n* The first episode of auditions in the 7th season, where the judges had to hand out 12 out of 24 aprons. They end up having to, for the first time, change the rules, going out to the crowd and stating that they would be handing out more aprons that day because the people auditioning were just that astoundingly good.\n** In a moment from the first, and going with the above entry on just how good the cooks of this season are, a Scottish lady named Fiona auditioned with a risk taking dish of haggis, with her [[Awesome/MasterChefAustralia Has its own spin on it. Judge Matt Preston is very open about how much he hates haggis, but he actually liked Fiona's so much that he gave her an apron right to the Top 24.
** In the 2nd audition, one contestant, James, decided to make a deconstructed French onion soup. As the judges come to inspect his work, Gary, who is known to absolutely hate deconstructed dishes, haughtily mentioned how he's eaten a ''very'' good onion soup in a high class restaurant, and if James could not produce something better than what he had, he would not win an apron. When the dish was presented, Gary ended up licking the plate clean, and the fellow judges jokingly asked how the humble pie tasted.
* Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire history of the competition, something that even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.
* For 8 years, the Risotto has been labelled as the "Death Dish", because cooking such a dish is pretty much a ticket home, and no one had ever gotten an apron (or even a second chance) for making Risotto during the Auditions. Come Matt Sinclair, who brought an audition dish of Duck Risotto. The judges were already thinking "no" the first time they see the dish. But it ended up being so good, that all three gave Matt a yes, securing his place as Masterchef's Top 24.
* Season 7's Reynold returns for an Elimination challenge in episode 12, coordinating a pressure test. Considering how only dishes that are considered the cream of the crop are used in such events, this truly highlight how the guy had grown after just one year since leaving the competition in 2015, despite not actually winning it. According to the judges, his dish was on equal grounds to the ones brought by past professionals. Even better, he mentioned in one interview that it's actually one of his ''easier'' dishes, and the producers didn't want him to bring something so difficult in such an early stage of the competition.
* One of the team challenges in season 8 was to visit to 2 top restaurants, try to memorise 3 of their recipes, and plate up 30 of each dish within 90 minutes (half an hour for each meal). While the blue team did a decent job in delivering some strong flavours, their lack of organisation due to the pressure meant that there were some missing elements in each of their dish. The red team, however, not only managed to plate up their dish faster than their opponent for all the courses, but their mains and desserts were almost exact replicas to the original dishes, that the judges had to confirm with the restaurant's head chef that the team captain/vice-captain really ''didn't'' cheat by writing hidden notes or taking secret pictures.
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7th Jun '16 12:14:10 AM Adept
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* One of the team challenges in season 8 was to visit to 2 top restaurants, try to memorise 3 of their recipes, and plate up 30 of each dish within 90 minutes (half an hour for each meal). While the blue team did a decent job in delivering some strong flavours, their lack of time organisation due to the pressure meant that there's some missing elements in each of their dish. The red team, however, not only managed to plate up their dish faster than their opponent for all the courses, but their mains and desserts was almost an exact replica to the original dishes, that the judges had to confirm with the restaurant's head chef that the team captain/vice-captain really ''didn't'' cheat by writing hidden notes or taking secret pictures.

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* One of the team challenges in season 8 was to visit to 2 top restaurants, try to memorise 3 of their recipes, and plate up 30 of each dish within 90 minutes (half an hour for each meal). While the blue team did a decent job in delivering some strong flavours, their lack of time organisation due to the pressure meant that there's there were some missing elements in each of their dish. The red team, however, not only managed to plate up their dish faster than their opponent for all the courses, but their mains and desserts was were almost an exact replica replicas to the original dishes, that the judges had to confirm with the restaurant's head chef that the team captain/vice-captain really ''didn't'' cheat by writing hidden notes or taking secret pictures.
5th Jun '16 4:27:48 AM Adept
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* Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire season, which even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.

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* Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire season, which history of the competition, something that even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.
22nd May '16 8:01:06 AM Adept
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* Season 7's Reynold returns for an Elimination challenge in episode 12, coordinating a pressure test. Considering how only dishes that are considered the cream of the crop are used in such events, this truly highlight how the guy had grown after just one year since leaving the competition in 2015, despite not actually winning it. According to the judges, his dish was on equal grounds to the ones brought by past professionals. Even better, he mentioned in one interview that it's actually one of his ''easier'' dishes, and the producers didn't want him to bring something so difficult in such an early stage of the competition.
22nd May '16 7:36:06 AM Adept
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* One of the team challenges in season 8 was to visit to 2 top restaurants, try to memorise 3 of their recipes, and plate up 30 of each dish within 90 minutes (half an hour for each meal). While the blue team did a decent job in delivering some strong flavours, their lack of time organisation due to the pressure meant that there's some missing elements in each of their dish. The red team, however, not only managed to plate up their dish faster than their opponent for all the courses, but their mains and desserts was almost an exact replica to the original dishes, that the judges had to confirm with the restaurant's head chef that the team captain/vice-captain really ''didn't'' cheat by writing hidden notes or taking secret pictures.
3rd May '16 6:49:55 PM Adept
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* In the US version, [[DeafComposer Blind chef]] Christine is the epitome of ''awesome''.

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* In the !! US version, Version
* From season 3,
[[DeafComposer Blind chef]] Christine is the epitome of ''awesome''.



* U.S. Season 5, episode 8: Cutter standing up to Joe Bastianich. Joe's been getting a lot of heat this season for twisting certain contestants' words and making them look bad, so seeing someone finally take him to task felt quite satisfying. On the other hand, some others felt that Cutter was being disrespectful and needed to keep his mouth shut, especially considering he was only getting mixed reviews instead of outright bad ones (whereas Dan, who eventually went home, received terrible reviews but took it like an adult). Some people speculated that this was why Cutter stayed - he showed he had passion and cared about his food, while Dan's nonchalant acceptance made it seem like he'd given up.

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* U.S. Season 5, episode 8: Cutter standing up to Joe Bastianich. Joe's been getting a lot of heat this season for twisting certain contestants' words and making them look bad, so seeing someone finally take him to task felt quite satisfying. On the other hand, some others felt that Cutter was being disrespectful and needed to keep his mouth shut, especially considering he was only getting mixed reviews instead of outright bad ones (whereas Dan, who eventually went home, received terrible reviews but took it like an adult). Some people speculated that this was why Cutter stayed - he showed he had passion and cared about his food, while Dan's nonchalant acceptance made it seem like he'd given up.



* U.S. season 5, episode 14: Jaimee and Leslie were paired together to make dim sum, and they spent the majority of the challenge arguing with each other, and everyone thought they had set themselves up for disaster...which made it even more impressive when they had by far the best food of the challenge, only receiving a few minor nitpicks while the other teams made dishes that looked horrific and tasted mediocre at best. TeethClenchedTeamwork taken UpToEleven.

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* U.S. season Season 5, episode 14: Jaimee and Leslie were paired together to make dim sum, and they spent the majority of the challenge arguing with each other, and everyone thought they had set themselves up for disaster...which made it even more impressive when they had by far the best food of the challenge, only receiving a few minor nitpicks while the other teams made dishes that looked horrific and tasted mediocre at best. TeethClenchedTeamwork taken UpToEleven.



* The fourth episode of the second season of the US Masterchef Junior has the young contestants needing to do perfect sunny side-up eggs in only ten minutes, and the number of perfect eggs they made would be the same number of ingredients they would have to use in the elimination challenge (not including the basic staples such as salt, pepper, butter, cream and oil). Eight year old Abby, the youngest contestant, went into the challenge with a big disadvantage, as with only two perfect eggs, she could only get two ingredients to prepare a full dish that could be served in a restaurant. Abby remained unfazed by this disadvantage and took salmon and asparagus, creating a dish of broiled salmon with asparagus five ways (boiled, sauteed, fried tops, fried bottoms, and a soup). The end result was perfectly cooked salmon, with every asparagus application being just as perfect (Joe Bastianich especially raved about the soup), and Abby ended up having one of the two best dishes of the night, as though there had never been a disadvantage at all.



* In the second season of Masterchef Canada, Jennifer has been considered the weakest contestant from the very start. In the tenth episode, now the top 8 (with contestant Cody having just returned from being eliminated by winning an egg challenge), contestants must replicate judge Michael Bonacini's very technical and complex sea scallop mousse with lobster, and Jennifer returned from the pantry having forgotten to grab eggs, a key ingredient in creating mousse because it helps everything bind together. After a bit of a breakdown, Chef Bonacini talked to her and calmed her down. Jennifer did not bother asking any other contestants for any eggs, instead she decided to try making a roux as an attempt to substitute the eggs. Her improvised technique ended up being successful, with her mousse being near perfect. After the challenge, even though Jennifer did not win (Christopher won, with Jennifer having technically the second best dish), the judges called attention towards her, commending and congratulating her in her tenacity, determination and improvisation.
* The first episode of auditions in the 7th season of the Australian version, where the judges had to hand out 12 out of 24 aprons. They end up having to, for the first time, change the rules, going out to the crowd and stating that they would be handing out more aprons that day because the people auditioning were just that astoundingly good.
** In a moment from the first episode of Australia's 7th season, and going with the above entry on just how good the cooks of this season are, a Scottish lady named Fiona auditioned with a risk taking dish of haggis, with her own spin on it. Judge Matt Preston is very open about how much he hates haggis, but he actually liked Fiona's so much that he gave her an apron right to the Top 24.

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* In The fourth episode of the second season of the Masterchef Canada, Jennifer Junior has been considered the weakest contestant from the very start. In the tenth episode, now the top 8 (with contestant Cody having just returned from being eliminated by winning an egg challenge), young contestants must replicate judge Michael Bonacini's very technical needing to do perfect sunny side-up eggs in only ten minutes, and complex sea scallop mousse the number of perfect eggs they made would be the same number of ingredients they would have to use in the elimination challenge (not including the basic staples such as salt, pepper, butter, cream and oil). Eight year old Abby, the youngest contestant, went into the challenge with lobster, and Jennifer returned from the pantry having forgotten to grab a big disadvantage, as with only two perfect eggs, she could only get two ingredients to prepare a key ingredient full dish that could be served in a restaurant. Abby remained unfazed by this disadvantage and took salmon and asparagus, creating mousse because it helps everything bind together. After a bit dish of a breakdown, Chef Bonacini talked to her broiled salmon with asparagus five ways (boiled, sauteed, fried tops, fried bottoms, and calmed her down. Jennifer did not bother asking any other contestants for any eggs, instead she decided to try making a roux soup). The end result was perfectly cooked salmon, with every asparagus application being just as an attempt to substitute perfect (Joe Bastianich especially raved about the eggs. Her improvised technique soup), and Abby ended up being successful, with her mousse being near perfect. After having one of the challenge, even two best dishes of the night, as though Jennifer did not win (Christopher won, with Jennifer having technically the second best dish), the judges called attention towards her, commending and congratulating her in her tenacity, determination and improvisation.
there had never been a disadvantage at all.

!! Australian version

* The first episode of auditions in the 7th season of the Australian version, season, where the judges had to hand out 12 out of 24 aprons. They end up having to, for the first time, change the rules, going out to the crowd and stating that they would be handing out more aprons that day because the people auditioning were just that astoundingly good.
** In a moment from the first episode of Australia's 7th season, first, and going with the above entry on just how good the cooks of this season are, a Scottish lady named Fiona auditioned with a risk taking dish of haggis, with her own spin on it. Judge Matt Preston is very open about how much he hates haggis, but he actually liked Fiona's so much that he gave her an apron right to the Top 24.



* Australia Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire season, which even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.

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* Australia * Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire season, which even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.pin.
* For 8 years, the Risotto has been labelled as the "Death Dish", because cooking such a dish is pretty much a ticket home, and no one had ever gotten an apron (or even a second chance) for making Risotto during the Auditions. Come Matt Sinclair, who brought an audition dish of Duck Risotto. The judges were already thinking "no" the first time they see the dish. But it ended up being so good, that all three gave Matt a yes, securing his place as Masterchef's Top 24.

!! Other versions

* In the second season of Masterchef Canada, Jennifer has been considered the weakest contestant from the very start. In the tenth episode, now the top 8 (with contestant Cody having just returned from being eliminated by winning an egg challenge), contestants must replicate judge Michael Bonacini's very technical and complex sea scallop mousse with lobster, and Jennifer returned from the pantry having forgotten to grab eggs, a key ingredient in creating mousse because it helps everything bind together. After a bit of a breakdown, Chef Bonacini talked to her and calmed her down. Jennifer did not bother asking any other contestants for any eggs, instead she decided to try making a roux as an attempt to substitute the eggs. Her improvised technique ended up being successful, with her mousse being near perfect. After the challenge, even though Jennifer did not win (Christopher won, with Jennifer having technically the second best dish), the judges called attention towards her, commending and congratulating her in her tenacity, determination and improvisation.
17th Sep '15 9:42:21 AM TheNobullman
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* Also in Season 6, on Episode 10 after Tommy won the challenge, he was given the right to rescue two people from the pressure test- one before cooking and one after cooking. His first save was to save Claudia, his closest friend. However, she turned him down to show what she could do. This risk was rewarded when she wowed the judges with her dish.
9th Jul '15 12:55:30 PM remtar85
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* Australia Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire season, which even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.
* US season 6, in the top 12, the contestants had to recreate Gordon Ramsay's infamous beef wellington from scratch, along with a sauce, mashed potatoes and sauteed carrots. Hetal, who is a vegetarian and does not eat beef, had to prepare the whole thing without being able to taste the main component, and then she proceeded to blow Gordon's mind by producing a perfect wellington.

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* Australia Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire season, which even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.
* US season 6, in the top 12, the contestants had to recreate Gordon Ramsay's infamous beef wellington from scratch, along with a sauce, mashed potatoes and sauteed carrots. Hetal, who is a vegetarian and does not eat beef, had to prepare the whole thing without being able to taste the main component, and then she proceeded to blow Gordon's mind by producing a perfect wellington.
pin.
9th Jul '15 12:53:57 PM remtar85
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** In the 2nd audition, one contestant, James, decided to make a deconstructed French onion soup. As the judges come to inspect his work, Gary haughtily mentioned how he's eaten a ''very'' good onion soup in a high class restaurant, and if James could not produce something better than what he had, he would not win an apron. When the dish was presented, Gary ended up licking the plate clean, and the fellow judges jokingly asked how the humble pie tasted.
* Australia Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire season, which even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.

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** In the 2nd audition, one contestant, James, decided to make a deconstructed French onion soup. As the judges come to inspect his work, Gary Gary, who is known to absolutely hate deconstructed dishes, haughtily mentioned how he's eaten a ''very'' good onion soup in a high class restaurant, and if James could not produce something better than what he had, he would not win an apron. When the dish was presented, Gary ended up licking the plate clean, and the fellow judges jokingly asked how the humble pie tasted.
* Australia Season 7: In one of the Immunity challenges, "Dessert King" Reynold plated up a dish so good that all the judges gave him 10/10, earning him the very first perfect score conceived in the entire season, which even the professional chefs so far had failed to achieve. Unfortunately, since it was a team Immunity challenge, and his partner Jessie did not do as well, they did not earn the pin.pin.
* US season 6, in the top 12, the contestants had to recreate Gordon Ramsay's infamous beef wellington from scratch, along with a sauce, mashed potatoes and sauteed carrots. Hetal, who is a vegetarian and does not eat beef, had to prepare the whole thing without being able to taste the main component, and then she proceeded to blow Gordon's mind by producing a perfect wellington.
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