Season 12 of MasterChef is officially underway. The battle rounds are over and now it is time to show what they have learned since they left the first time.
And what better way to kick things off than by reliving the past and trying all over again. Not only did our top 20 have to watch themselves fail all over again, but now they have to take the dishes that sent them home and redeem themselves.
In an episode titled, “Dish That Sent You Home,” everyone has to recreate the dishes that sent them home but take them to the next level. And not only that, but unlike in the past, they need to create three identical dishes for each of the judges to try. It’s three times harder this season and it only makes sense since these are all competitors who have already been here and done this.
On top of needing to make three identical dishes, the judges have made it clear that this season these chefs will need to create finale worthy dishes every single time they enter the MasterChef kitchen. It’s a challenge that might just leave some of the chefs floundering as they try to bring the same flavors to all three dishes.
MasterChef takes things to the next level in Season 12 by making the chefs recreate the dish that sent them home (times 3)
By the last few minutes of this challenge, it was clear that while some chefs had definitely found a way to redeem themselves, for others, it was once again a matter of struggling and being unhappy with the results.
After the first round of the MasterChef competition, where they had to recreate the dish that sent them home the first time, there were a few chefs who rose to the top and a few who faltered. But it was definitely watching the judges go around and critique that was terrifying, even as a viewer!
When it comes to the top dishes we had Willie with a Cajun Dumpling, Emily with a Deconstructed Black Forest Gateau, and finally there was Shanika with the Egg Yolk Ravioli. So who won the immunity for the next challenge and had the best dish of the night? The winner was Emily with her take on that Black Forest Cake!
For the bottom dishes, sadly we had Gabriel with a Sausage & Ricotta Cannelloni, Stephen with a Cacao Panna Cotta, and finally Tommy with Beef & Chorizo Burgers. It wasn’t a good showing for these three chefs, which is sad because we had high hopes for all of them.
In the end, the chef who went home first was unfortunately Stephen.
Were you surprised by what happened in this first competition? What do you think of the dishes that these MasterChef contestants created based on what sent them home last time?