Heather won the challenge over Charlie, Elena, Jimmy and Zoe with her open filo pumpkin pie. Each contestant randomly picked a knife with a colour of the rainbow Red for Theresa, Orange for Elena, Yellow for Heather, Green for Brett, Blue for Matt, Indigo for Chloe and Violet for Trent and they had 75 minutes to present a dish inspired by their assigned colour. The others fell behind during the service challenge: Harry's dish didn't have enough eel on the plate, Mimi's sauce on her chicken dish had technical issues, Elise's kale puree was bitter and Elena's plum jelly was too thick but her dish had the best flavours and she was also declared safe, leaving Mimi, Harry and Elise to face elimination. From a choice of paired ingredients, she chose honey and lemon as the core ingredients for the next challenge. Both Con and Anastasia lacked popcorn in their dishes, handing Nicolette the win with her popcorn parfait, earning a chance to cook against guest chef Braden White in the second round. It takes 20 ovens, miles of stainless steel, an arsenal of appliances and knives that chop, cut, slice and dice, to discover the best amateur chef in Australia.
MasterChef Australia season 8 contestants revealed! The Yellow Team Harry, Brett, Mimi and Elise 's dish lacked creativity after Brett changed their original dish for a trifle to a tart, but the Blue Team Theresa, Anastasia, Chloe and Heather were the worst performers due to a lack of teamwork and Theresa's very slow start. The MasterChef Australia guest chef was also invited to judge the Immunity Challenge in season 4. Gary showed the contestants his dish: fish three ways and hot-smoked trout. Harry and Mimi delivered the best dishes, but it was Brett who won the advantage with his sticky pork and smoked corn puree. For a further 20 minutes cooking time, they both also opened this, meaning they had 60 minutes to cook with , quandongs and at least one of the original ingredients.
She was eliminated due to those critical flaws. They were safe from elimination, along with Trent, while Chloe, Heather and Matt all missed the mark, each having noticeable errors on their dishes, they failed to convince the judges of the connection between with the colours yellow, blue, and indigo and their dishes. A number of teams struggled with timing, but all managed to get the dishes to their diners in time before the pods moved on. Matt's passionfruit curd did not set and became more of a sauce. With a section of contestants vying for the coveted white apron in the audition rounds, the names of some contestants have already been revealed.
Both teams struggled in preparing their dishes during the challenge but they received praise for one of their takes on Crenn's dishes each. She chose basil, chilli, garlic, pancetta, pork mince, ricotta, thyme and tomatoes. The other teams won the challenge with the blue team's Elena and Theresa tangelo refresher named the dish of the day. Once they cool, add all the remaining ingredients and season with salt. Pour the sugar mixture into the lime juice bowl and add fish sauce, 600 ml water, and citric acid and stir to combine.
Olivia completed all the elements of the dish but despite of this, each have notable errors - a dense pistachio sponge, a lime yoghurt foam without gelatine and a matcha sphere that left too long in the blast chiller. Harry's lobster bisque for his butter poached lobster dish lacked complexity but Mimi's blunder to the use of ricotta cheese instead of goat's cheese ultimately cost her - that element derailed the flavours of her fig ice cream dessert. As a team, they then competed against Woodland House chefs Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland from Melbourne in the second round with a chance for both of them to win Immunity pins. Contestants were divided into two teams: The Blue Team Brett, Harry, Elena, Theresa, Heather, and Chloe served 90 guests while the Red Team Matt, Trent, Elise, Mimi, and Karmen served 75 guests and had to serve two savoury and one sweet dish each. Both contestants had struggles, with Elena having to remake her 'egg yolk' jelly and Matt his coconut panna cotta 'egg white'.
The Marco Week included the Mystery Box Challenge, Italian Cuisine Invention Test, White Heat Pressure Test, Immunity Challenge, Taxi Kitchen Team Challenge, and Knife Block Elimination Challenge. The Blue Team won the challenge after received 3 outstanding dishes included the Black Sesame Pavlova as the stand out dish of the day and were the first 6 contestants ever to secure their spots in the Top 10. Returning for its eighth season, MasterChef Australia will this year take the best of what has been before and combine it with more big name international guest chefs, bright new talent and exciting challenges to create a truly remarkable series. He also judged the Finals Week Elimination in season 4. Karmen, Con, Heather, Matt and Anastasia stood out with their dishes. Matt won the advantage for the Invention test, and picked beef as the core ingredient from produce chosen by local farmers.
Cut the sweet potatoes in 3 cm cubes and toss with salt, pepper, and oil. Con, Nathaniel and Cecilia receive negative feedback from the judges on their dishes. While Karmen's pastry for her tomato and ricotta mille-feuille impress the judges, her basil ice cream lacked the brightness, and the depth of flavour, making her dish out of balance. The Red team led by Zoe fell behind during the challenge. This led to Matt running out of time and not being able to seal the tempered chocolate egg shell on his dish, which split apart.
Matt receives special mention with his dish of lamb koftas. In the entree round, the judges had chosen a selection of core ingredients from which Elena picked marron and Matt picked quail. Elena, Harry and Matt cooked the best dishes and were declared safe. Stone also mentored the contestants in the Offsite Challenge in episode 12 of season 5. Matt's blackberry sorbet with tempered chocolate and port jelly nailed was the standout with the judges calling it flawless.
The Red Team were then sent into an elimination challenge. The teams were given four hours to cook before service would start after two hours. The winner of the Power Apron was Anastasia with her tarragon prawns and fried fennel pesto. The creativity of Harry's plate was praised by the judges although his burnt lemon puree overpowered the dish. Trent was imprecise in following the recipe and so the amount of mix in each layer was out of balance. The returning contestant would also receive a Power Apron for the winning dish. Add it to the bowl of sweet potatoes.
Theresa fell behind the others after panicking when preparing her dish during service time. Lawson was the guest judge for the Mystery Box Challenge, Invention Test, Pressure Test, and Immunity Challenge from episodes 16 to 18 of season 8. He also judged the Pressure Test in season 3, where the contestants had to prepare a simple burger with chips and a milkshake. Although she displayed a lot of technical skills in her dish, the fact is that all the elements she put in the plate did not work together. He also mentored the Pop-Up Challenge and judged the Elimination Challenge.