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Masterchef Season 05 repack – many thanks to bobuk for the original episodes.
John Torode and Gregg Wallace host 32 episodes to search among talented amateurs for the country's next Masterchef. Most episodes being 30 mins but some (evident by the file size) being 60 mins.
Episodes 1 – 20: In each of the first four episodes of each block, six contestants fight for just one quarter-final place. First, they are asked to invent a dish from scratch, using provided ingredients; then survive the heat of a professional kitchen; and finally impress the judges with a two-course meal that shows they have flair, skill and the potential to make it as a great chef.
The fourth episode of each block is a double-length episode, with the second part being the block’s quarter-final. Here the four contestants left must prove their knowledge of, and passion for, food and then design an exceptional meal that will impress the judges. Then one is selected to move forward to the semi-finals. Episodes 1 - 20 therefore result in five semi-finalists.
Episodes 21 – 24 each features three contestants from the 2008 series -- back to have another shot at the Masterchef title. But as they have been here before, things get tougher. They have to survive an 18-hour shift in professional kitchens, with each episode producing a quarter-finalist. In the second part of Episode 24 the four comeback contestants battle it out for the last remaining place in the semi-finals.
Episode 25 is the first semi-final with the six remaining contestants only having one shot at staying in the competition because at the end of this show two are sent home. The challenge is to cook one perfect, memorable, well-executed dish from the same raw ingredient - a chicken.
Episode 26 has the four remaining semi-finalists facing their first real test in the professional world. They are sent to the Port Talbot Steel Works in South Wales where they have to cater for over 600 hungry steel workers. Working in teams to create and produce the most popular menus, who will get their food out on time and who will sell the most?
Episode 27 sees their fine-dining skills put to the test when they have to create a four-course menu and cater for an exclusive dinner party hosted at the Institute of Directors.
Episode 28 has the final four each sent to a different restaurant to fine-tune their skills. Then, back together; they each cook a two-course meal for three of the country's harshest restaurant critics. There is everything to play for because at the end of the show one contestant is sent home.
Episode 29 goes military. First the final three contestants are flown to the Highlands of Scotland where they have to cook lunch in harsh field conditions for 30 soldiers from the Black Watch. They then return to army HQ to cater a three-course dinner for the regiment's top brass at Fort George.
Episode 30 sees the three finalists face their most daunting task to date - catering for the 450 strong Royal Household at Buckingham Palace during the busiest period of the palace's calendar - the summer exhibition of the State rooms. Will they be able to handle the pressure of catering at this most famous of Royal Palaces?
Episode 31 brings the penultimate test for the three finalists, with two daunting challenges - cooking a three-course dinner for 200 specially invited guests at the opening night of the world-famous Burghley Horse Trials. Then they have to cook for eight of the world's best chefs who hold 16 Michelin stars between them.
Episode 32 is the final and everything the three contestants have learnt over the past few weeks will now be put to the test. They each travel to one of three of Europe's finest Michelin starred restaurants in France, Copenhagen and San Sebastien to cook a busy lunch service at the highest level. After this they return to Masterchef HQ to cook John and Gregg their final, sublime three-course meal. By the end one of them will walk away Masterchef Champion 2009.
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