“Masterchef” is considered to be one of the most gruesome cooking competition formats around the world. With versions of it active in Australia, US, India, UK amongst other countries, it boasts of putting contestants in challenges that not many are able to survive. “Masterchef US” which is in it’s sixth season put its Top 10 contestants in a similar situation.
According to International Business Times, the stage was set for the top 10 to battle it out to remain in one of the toughest cooking competitions on TV. People judging the show are a proof of how gruelling the competition must be. On the judges panel is Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi. Gordon known for his aggressive nature in kitchen spares no one in this competition as well. In this week’s episode aptly titled “Family Reunion”, contestants were divided into two groups and were asked to make a family style meal for surprise guests. What they were not aware of was that these surprise guests were going to be there own family. Contestants were divided into two teams with Claudia and Derrick serving as team captains. Claudia’s team consisted of Hetal, Katrina, Shelly and Stephen. Their menu was roast chicken, mashed potatoes, broccolini and strawberry shortcake since they believed roast chicken is synonymous to family meals. Over at the blue team, Captain Derrick decided to stick to his Italian roots and his team’s menu was Lamb rack, Caprese salad, baked ziti and chocolate mousse pie. Christopher, Nick, Olivia and Tommy completed his Blue team.
As expected there were problems on both the side, because red team feared they might serve their special guests raw chicken while looking at his blue team’s somewhat doubtful performance, Derrick looked a bit outraged. After having reunited with their families and tasting of the food, Red team emerged as the winner while Blue team were left to compete in the pressure test. Ultimately Christopher and Tommy were left in the bottom two but unfortunately Christopher ended up getting eliminated.
The competition is said to be getting only tougher and tougher as finale approaches. It will be interesting to see who emerges as the next Masterchef after having passed all the tests and rounds by the judges.
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