Award-winning chef Michael Meredith presents a signature dish the contestants must replicate in a Pressure Test to avoid elimination.
The Top 8 contestants face MasterChef's most demanding team challenge to prepare a complex eight-course meal at judge Vaughn Mabee's world-renowned Queenstown restaurant.
The competition is getting tougher as the nine remaining contestants fight to keep their place in a mystery challenge. The judges and contestants are stunned by a shock announcement.
In the MasterChef kitchen, contestants randomly pick an attachment they must use with a stand blender to create an inventive dish to impress the judges and avoid elimination.
The Top 10 MasterChef contestants head outdoors to judge Nadia Lim's Queenstown for a paddock to plate Team Challenge. The winning team will win immunity from the next challenge.
The MasterChef invention test is to cook a Matariki inspired dish using five special ingredients. One contestant will be eliminated leaving the competition's Top 10.
The winning team from the last challenge is safe, while the other nine cooks face a Mystery Box Challenge set by Judge Michael P. Dearth. At the end of the cook, one contestant will be eliminated.
One cook has a huge advantage, the MasterChef kitchen moves to an airport hangar where contestants compete in the toughest team challenge yet, cooking a three course meal for Air New Zealand.
An Invention Test where Whittaker's Chocolate must be the Hero Ingredient in a sweet or savoury dish that will wow the judges. the cook with the best dish wins a huge advantage in the next cook.
Award Winning Chef Monique Fiso enters the MasterChef Kitchen for the first Pressure Test where contestants must replicate her complex dish. One will leave in an emotional elimination.