MasterChef USA Season 12 Episodes

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Season 12 Episode Guide

Episode 1 - S12 Ep. 1

Forty chefs get called back to audition, but only 20 will claim a coveted white apron and get the chance to get back cooking in the kitchen.


Episode 2 - S12 Ep. 2

The audition battles continue this week on the most competitive season of MasterChef yet.


Episode 3 - S12 Ep. 3

With only six aprons left, the judges round out auditions and give a lucky few chefs a chance to return to the MasterChef kitchen.


Episode 4 - S12 Ep. 4

In the first elimination round of the season, all 20 chefs must cook something inspired by the dish that originally sent them home.


Episode 5 - S12 Ep. 5

This week, the chefs face their first mystery box challenge of the season.


Episode 6 - S12 Ep. 6

For their first team challenge, the top 18 travel to the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Los Angeles.


Episode 7 - S12 Ep. 7

Chef Gordon Ramsay shares his secret love for meatless, dairy-free dishes by demonstrating his famous Beef Wellington transformed into a vegan dish made out of beets.


Episode 8 - S12 Ep. 8

The 16 remaining chefs are challenged to cook a Southern cuisine dish inspired by complex flavors from countries around the world.


Episode 9 - S12 Ep. 9

One chef selects a dessert for each of his or her fellow competitors to bake to perfection.


Episode 10 - S12 Ep. 10

More than 100 cowboys and cowgirls in Horse Town, U.S.A., gather for the MasterChef rodeo, where the Top 14 chefs divide into two teams to create the best steak and sides.


Episode 11 - S12 Ep. 11

The remaining chefs are challenged with a Winner's Mystery Box, curated by the Season 3 Champion, Christine Ha.


Episode 12 - S12 Ep. 12

The Top 12 chefs are challenged to a tag-team cook-off, as they approach the halfway point in the competition.


Episode 13 - S12 Ep. 13

In order to secure a spot in the Top 10, the remaining chefs partner with GrubHub to elevate a traditional take-out dish into a gourmet concoction.


Episode 14 - S12 Ep. 14

Keeping up with culinary trends and tapping into nostalgia, Chef Ramsay brings a new challenge to the kitchen.


Episode 15 - S12 Ep. 15

The Top Nine chefs are faced with another Winner's Mystery Box challenge, this time from MasterChef Season Nine winner Gerron Hurt.


Episode 16 - S12 Ep. 16

The Top Eight chefs are paired together and tasked with communicating on opposite sides of a wall to create identical dishes with a double-elimination on the line.


Episode 17 - S12 Ep. 17

The Top Six must take over Chef Wolfgang Puck's kitchen at the famous Spago restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and uphold its renowned reputation.


Episode 18 - S12 Ep. 18

The Top Five chefs are faced with two separate elimination challenges in the semifinals. A Baked Alaska and one of Chef Ramsay's signature dishes, an intricate lobster tortellini.


Episode 19 - S12 Ep. 19

The top three chefs have made it to the finals and are one challenge away from being crowned the MasterChef champion.


Episode 20 - S12 Ep. 20

The three remaining chefs must complete their final entree and whip up a gourmet dessert.



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