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Season 12

13 Apr. 2020
Premiere: Immunity Challenge: Finale-Worthy Dish
Your favourites are back for another crack at the coveted MasterChef title. Up for grabs tonight is this season's only immunity pin and joining them all week is chef extraordinaire, Gordon Ramsay.
 
14 Apr. 2020
Team Challenge
Each team must cook a three-course meal for 120 guests. The judges reveal three ingredients: black garlic, ginger and potatoes. Each team must feature one of the ingredients in each course.
 
15 Apr. 2020
Relay Style Team Challenge
Teams must cook a three-course meal in a relay style cook. Each team member starts a course and after 20 minutes must swap to the next course. The most cohesive menu with the best dishes wins.
 
16 Apr. 2020
Immunity Challenge: Keeping Up with Gordon
After impressing the judges in yesterday's round robin relay challenge, the winning team are back in the kitchen cooking for immunity and a chance to be safe from the next elimination.
 
19 Apr. 2020
Gordon Ramsay's 90-Minute Elimination Challenge
Every contestant is up for elimination, except the winner of Thursday's immunity challenge.The pressure mounts for all contestants to deliver delicious dishes and keep their place in the competition.
 
20 Apr. 2020
Ultimate BBQ Challenge
Today the contestants compete in the ultimate BBQ challenge, cooking for a staggering 1200 people.The team who least impresses, will find themselves cooking in tomorrow's pressure test.
 
21 Apr. 2020
Two-Round Pressure Test: Orana
In the first pressure test of the season contestants must cook three dishes from Judge Jock Zonfrillo's three-hatted, award-winning restaurant, Orana. The least impressive dish will send someone home.
 
22 Apr. 2020
Melissa Leong's Mystery Box
In the first mystery box challenge of the season, the 22 remaining contestants discover the ingredients have been chosen from all corners of the globe, by judge Melissa Leong.
 
23 Apr. 2020
Immunity Challenge: Judges' Taste Test / MasterClass
The five contestants with the most impressive dishes from yesterday's challenge find themselves back in the kitchen ready to cook off in an immunity challenge. Plus, a MasterClass with Andy and Jock.
 
26 Apr. 2020
Judges' Ingredients Elimination Challenge
In today's elimination challenge, every contestant bar one, the winner of the immunity challenge, is up for elimination. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
 
27 Apr. 2020
3-Round Team Showdown
The contestants are split into three teams of seven and compete in a three-round cook-off. After the third round the bottom six contestants are revealed and will cook off in tomorrow's pressure test.
 
28 Apr. 2020
Self Pressure Test
It's a pressure test with a difference. Each contestant has written their own pressure test recipe and has to create a dish to wow the judges. The least impressive dish will send its maker home.
 
29 Apr. 2020
Barter Mystery Box
The judges reveal that each contestant's mystery box contains four ingredients which they can barter with one another for. The top four dishes will see their makers cook for immunity tomorrow.
 
30 Apr. 2020
Curtis Stone's Time Auction Immunity Challenge
Today's immunity challenge with Curtis Stone sees four contestants compete in a MasterChef time auction. The more time they spend on buying ingredients, the less time they have to cook.
 
3 May 2020
Textures Elimination Challenge
Today's challenge is all about texture. In round one contestants must cook a dish with the best crunch. Round two is all about a gooey texture. The least impressive gooey dish will send its chef home.
 
4 May 2020
Thai Team Challenge
The MasterChef contestants leave the kitchen for a week of off-site challenges. Teams must make two entrees and three mains for 50 diners. The least impressive team faces a pressure test.
 
5 May 2020
Pressure Test: Helly Raichura's "Pasta Not Pasta"
Helly Raichura, of Enter Via Laundry, bases this taste test on her popular dish, 'pasta not pasta'. Contestants who guess the least ingredients correctly must replicate the dish in a challenge.
 
6 May 2020
Suburban Mystery Box
Today's ingredients are sourced by locals who grow fruit and vegetables in their back yards.The three most impressive dishes from today's mystery box challenge will cook in an immunity challenge.
 
7 May 2020
Sushi Train Immunity Challenge
Three contestants are told they must prepare 100 small plates each, consisting of five different dishes. Dishes are then colour-coded and served to the judges on a sushi train in this blind tasting.
 
10 May 2020
Home Delivery Elimination Challenge
In today's take-away elimination challenge contestants must make a dish that will stand the home delivery test. Contestants have 90 minutes from the start of the cook to completed delivery.
 
11 May 2020
Double Twist Team Challenge
Contestants learn that there will be a twist with every challenge this week, so they must think on their feet to survive another week in the MasterChef kitchen. Tonight two twists really stir the pot.
 
12 May 2020
Pressure Test: Darren Purchese's Passionfruit Pavlova
Contestants have three hours to complete a simply stunning Darren Purchese dish but in the final hour of the cook, a twist which no one could anticipate is thrown at the contestants.
 
13 May 2020
Twist-ery Box
Contestants have 75 minutes to cook a dish using one or more of the eight ingredients in the mystery box. The contestants are pushed to the limit when a twist is delivered to their benches.
 
14 May 2020
'Hot N Cold' Immunity Challenge/MasterClass
Katy Perry guest judges a very special Hot N Cold challenge to honour the iconic MasterChef theme song. The contestant with the best dish will find themselves safe from Sunday's elimination.
 
17 May 2020
Elimination Challenge: World Cuisines and Flavor Pairings
Contestants are cooking off against the other contestant on their bench. The best dish from each bench will be safe, while the remaining contestants must cook in the elimination round.
 
18 May 2020
Savoury and Sweet Team Challenge
Jo Barrett and Matt Stone from Oakridge Wines mentor today's service challenge with each team cooking a sweet or savoury menu. The team with the least impressive menu face tomorrow's pressure test.
 
19 May 2020
Pressure Test: Peter Gunn's Black Box
Contestants must replicate chef Peter Gunn's "Black Box" from his restaurant Ides. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
 
20 May 2020
Shannon Martinez's Vegan Mystery Box
Contestants must create a vegan dish using at least one ingredient from the mystery box set by vegan chef, Shannon Martinez. The top four dishes will cook off in tomorrow's immunity challenge.
 
21 May 2020
Comfort Food Immunity Challenge
Tonight's immunity challenge is fought in two rounds. In one round contestants must create a delicious dish using instant noodles. The top two from round one must make a nostalgic and comforting dish.
 
24 May 2020
All-In Kingfish Elimination
Josh Niland of The Fish Butchery breaks down a kingfish for each of the contestants to choose a cut to cook with. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be going home.
 
25 May 2020
Two-Dish Team Relay Challenge
Each team must cook two dishes - one main and one dessert. Each contestant has twenty minutes to cook and they have just 45 seconds to hand over the dish to the next contestant in the relay.
 
26 May 2020
Immunity Pressure Test: Kirsten Tibballs' "Meljito"
Queen of chocolate and guest chef, Kirsten Tibballs reveals for today's pressure test, the contestants must create her wow-factor dessert, the meljito.
 
27 May 2020
Memories Mystery Box
The contestants lift the lids of their mystery box to find a photo sent by their loved ones. the contestants have one hour to create a dish inspired by the memory in their family photo.
 
28 May 2020
Fairy Tales Immunity Challenge
Contestants must create a dish inspired by one of seven classic fairytales. With an open pantry and garden, the contestant with the best dish and the strongest concept will win immunity.
 
31 May 2020
Episode #12.35
Contestants must make a dish that has two different flavoured ice-creams that only work when they are eaten together. In round two, they must make a dish using one of five unusual flavour pairings.
 
1 Jun. 2020
Episode #12.36
Contestants cook a sweet or savoury style dish championing a citrus fruit of their choice. in round two, they use the same fruit but their dish must be in the opposite style.
 
2 Jun. 2020
Episode #12.37
Contestants discover they must create a dish inspired by chef Coskun Uysal's chicken rice pudding dessert. With this in mind, they must create their own dessert featuring a meat or protein.
 
3 Jun. 2020
Episode #12.38
Today's mystery box ingredients are decided entirely by the luck of the draw, with numbered lottery balls corresponding to 25 ingredients on display.
 
4 Jun. 2020
Episode #12.39
Each round in today's immunity challenge is worth ten points and the contestant with the highest score at the end of round three will win immunity and be free from elimination on Sunday.
 

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