April 27, 2009 7:30 pm
The auditions begin!
April 28, 2009 7:30 pm
Brisbane and Perth Deliver.
April 29, 2009 7:30 pm
April 30, 2009 7:30 pm
In the first ever Masterchef Australia elimination challenge, 12 contestants fighting for their place in the competition choose from a large variety of fresh ingredients and have just 45 minutes to be as creative as possible to impress the judges.
May 1, 2009 7:30 pm
Two seafood dishes in two hours is the elimination challenge
May 3, 2009 7:30 pm
The mystery box challenge gives the judges all the clues they need. Top 20 Revealed
May 4, 2009 7:30 pm
The contestants cook up a storm in the new MasterChef kitchen. Top 20 Cooking Challenge
May 5, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 1 - Manu Feildel
May 6, 2009 7:30 pm
Sushi Restaurant Team Challenge
May 7, 2009 7:30 pm
Team Elimination - Having lost the challenge, the blue team contemplated who to eliminate
May 8, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 1 - Cooking with the masters - Lamb Rack with Pomme Puree, Pain Perdu with Chocolate Mousse.
May 10, 2009 7:30 pm
Invention Test 1 - Italian theme
May 11, 2009 7:30 pm
Pressure Test Elimination - Julie, Aaron and Linda landed in the Bottom 3 for their disasters in the invention test.
May 12, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 2 - Martin Boetz
May 13, 2009 7:30 pm
The teams each prepare a feast for guest judge, Curtis Stone.
May 14, 2009 7:30 pm
Team Elimination - The Blue Team, headed by Brent, faced elimination
May 15, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 2 - Class is in - Poached Egg Salad with Tomato Tea (consume), Roast Saddle of Rabbit with White Bean Puree.
May 17, 2009 7:30 pm
Invention Test 2 - Chinese theme
May 18, 2009 7:30 pm
Pressure Test Elimination - Michelle, Sam and Kate had to cook squid in their challenge.
May 19, 2009 7:30 pm
The MasterChef contestant takes on the celebrity chef at his own game.
May 20, 2009 7:30 pm
A three course meal for three food critics has the contestants in a tizz.
May 21, 2009 7:30 pm
The blue team’s decision leaves more than one contestant upset.
May 22, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 3 - Soufflés and stir-fries - Chilli and Fennel Squid, Chinese Mushroom Stir-fry with Tofu, Chocolate and Jaffa Soufflé
May 24, 2009 7:30 pm
The contestants impress the judges with their challenge efforts.
May 25, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert
May 26, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 4 - Alex Herbert
May 27, 2009 7:30 pm
The teams race to feed the hungry hordes.
May 28, 2009 7:30 pm
The team captain has the final say as to who should go.
May 29, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 4 - The perfect chip - Snapper in a Bag and Chunky Chips, Risotto with Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese, Rib Eye Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Spinach
May 31, 2009 7:30 pm
John Torode from the UK MasterChef rates the contestants.
June 1, 2009 7:30 pm
Pressure Test Elimination - Aaron, Sandra and Julie faced elimination and had to make paella.
June 2, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 5 - Guy Grossi
June 3, 2009 7:30 pm
Fresh Seafood Team Challenge
June 4, 2009 7:30 pm
The blue team decides whether to send their captain home.
June 5, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 5 - Lemon Goodness - Lobster Bisque, Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Roast Chicken with Buttery Potatoes, Lemon Diva cupcakes.
June 7, 2009 7:30 pm
Invention Test 5
June 8, 2009 7:30 pm
Pressure Test Elimination - Tom, Poh, Chris and Julie had to make Croquembouche.
June 9, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 6 - Ben O'Donoghue
June 10, 2009 7:30 pm
Martini Club Team Challenge
June 11, 2009 7:30 pm
The blue team say goodbye to another contestant.
June 12, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 6 - Sweet treats - Fetta Blini with Smoked Beetroot, John Dory on the Bone with Vvegetables, Coffee éclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling
June 14, 2009 7:30 pm
Invention Test 6 - Two course meal
June 15, 2009 7:30 pm
Pressure Test Elimination - Geni, Poh and Andre were in the bottom three and had to make salmon terrine.
June 16, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 7 - Matt Moran
June 17, 2009 7:30 pm
The contestants cater a wedding on water.
June 18, 2009 7:30 pm
Taste Test Elimination - Poh and Sam named ingredients in a pot of minestrone.
June 19, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 7 - Cocktail hour - Kingfish Skewers with Zucchini Salad, Piña Colada, Prawn Saganaki, Raspberry Tart
June 21, 2009 7:30 pm
Hong Kong - Arrival/Dim Sum Challenge
June 22, 2009 7:30 pm
Hong Kong - High Tea/Rainbow Fish Challenge
June 23, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 8 - Tam Kin Pak
June 24, 2009 7:30 pm
Hong Kong - Mystery Steamer Challenge and Super Challengee.
June 25, 2009 7:30 pm
Pressure Test Elimination - Justine and Julie landed in the bottom 2 and had to make a sweet and sour duck stir fry
June 26, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 8 - Fried Rice, Hot Salami Pizza, Seared Scallops with Braised Pork Belly, Lemon and Date Scones
June 28, 2009 7:30 pm
Invention Test 7 - Three course meal, 'Romance' theme
June 29, 2009 7:30 pm
The contestants cook their dream menu for the judges.
June 30, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 9 - Emmanuel Stroobant
July 1, 2009 7:30 pm
HMAS Kanimbla Challenge - Poh, Justine and Tom returned to the competition
July 2, 2009 7:30 pm
Taste Test Elimination - Tom and Sam had to guess ingredients
July 3, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass 9 - Crepes Suzette, Twice Baked Cheese Souffle, Braised Lamb Shanks, Open Beef Kofta
July 5, 2009 7:30 pm
The contestants deliver some festive cheer.
July 6, 2009 7:30 pm
Pressure Test Elimination - Sam, Poh, Chris and Andre had to cook a combination of panna cotta, passionfruit emulsion ("passionfruit slick") and filled macaroon biscuits.
July 7, 2009 7:30 pm
Celebrity Chef Challenge 10 - Adrian Richardson
July 8, 2009 7:30 pm
Matt Preston's Formal Dinner Challenge - The contestants had to cook for a dinner party hosted by Matt Preston for four leaders of the Australian food industry, Armando Percuoco, Margaret Fulton, Jacques Reymond and Cheong Liew. The five of them assessed the contestants' dishes, with the two worst performers being nominated for elimination
July 9, 2009 7:30 pm
Taste Test Elimination - Andre and Chris, had to guess ingredients in a pot of Sri Lankan curry
July 10, 2009 7:30 pm
Master Class 10 - Pork and Fennel Sausages with Baked Beans, Roast Salmon and Artichokes with Red Wine Sauce, Chocolate Cigar with Sabayon
July 12, 2009 7:30 pm
Invention Test 9 - In the first challenge of the Finals Week, the contestants were asked to cook a meal under ten dollars using ingredients bought from the pantry that was converted into a supermarket
July 13, 2009 7:30 pm
Elimination Challenge 1 - The contestants had to make two pies - one sweet and one savoury, making their own pastry.
July 14, 2009 7:30 pm
Elimination Challenge 2 - As Poh had won the pie challenge she designated Malaysian as the theme and picked coconut cream and ling fish for the core ingredients. The contestants had 90 minutes to make two courses.
July 15, 2009 7:30 pm
Elimination Challenge 3 - The third elimination challenge emulated the pressure test challenge where the contestants had to make a several layered 'Chocolate Mousse' cake.
July 16, 2009 7:30 pm
Elimination Challenge 4 - The final elimination round before the final saw the contestants cooking the dishes they would include in self-authored recipe books with cookbook writer Donna Hay acting as the guest judge
July 17, 2009 7:30 pm
Masterclass Reunion - The Top 20 contestants were reunited in the final Masterclass and revealed what they have been up to since leaving the show. Poh and Julie also challenged George and Gary to a Mystery Box Challenge.
July 19, 2009 7:30 pm
Finale Night - Poh and Julie competed against each other in three rounds consisting of a Taste Test, an Invention Test and a Pressure Test. Points would be earned for each test, with the winner decided based on the final tally after the three tests.