Gary's Mum, Jan, comes in to help Gary with their family roast dish
Gary and George go back to the Italian challenge and show the contestants three types of bruschetta
Alvin, Adele, Claire and Sharnee are treated to a Masterclass with Luke Nguyen; he shows them how to mix flavours and textures into a dish
Dominic and Kate are served up some delicious roast peaches and zabaglione
Gary, George and the 22 contestants prepare to feast on the Masterclass dishes after a tough first week in the competition
It's time for Jonathan and Devon to battle it out in the elimination challenge; one will stay and one will be returning home
In round 1 the boys must name each egg that they find under the cloche; Jonathan receives a point after correctly naming the emu egg
The boys must separate the yolks and whites and then whisk the whites to form perfect peaks
Jonathan whisks the eggs like a machine and George then times him for 10 seconds as the bowl is held upside-down
As Jonathan wins two points, Devon is eliminated and must say goodbye and leave the competition
The contestants are split into teams and will each take over an Italian restaurant for the night; whichever team makes the most money by 9pm wins!
Coming from an Italian background, Adele is nominated as head chef for the Red team and takes charge of making the pasta
Carrie and Marion are on the pizza station using a wood-fired oven for the night
Jonathan and the Blue team struggle to keep up with the dockets that come flying in from the restaurant
After a tough week and having struggled in the team challenge, Sarah has made the decision to leave the competition and return to her family
The Red team wins by $225 and so two from the blue team, Jonathan and Devon, now face an elimination challenge
Today Alvin will be cooking off against Chef Luke Nguyen from Vietnamese restaurant Red Lantern
Alvin gets 90 minutes to complete the three dishes compared to Luke's 75 minutes
With a little help from Luke, Alvin plates up all three dishes within the time frame
Luke's banquet is served up first as Gary, George and Matt taste each dish and each score the banquet out of 10
Alvin scores a total of 22 points from the judges but it's not quite enough compared to Luke's score of 26 out of 30
The Top 24 arrive at their new home and find a welcome buffet and a letter from the first MasterChef Julie
The contestants get their first look at the MasterChef kitchen and the abundant pantry!
The Top 24 have 90 minutes to produce a personal dish from their childhood memories
It's an emotional first challenge and the person who serves up the best dish will win the chance to cook off against a celebrity chef!
Adele, Jimmy and Alvin produce the top three dishes of the day, but it's Alvin who wins the first challenge!
The contestants can choose some or all of the ingredients in the box to produce a dessert dish
The pressure is on as they only have 45 minutes and the four worst dishes will send their creators home
Matthew, Joanne, Fiona and Callum are through to the Top 24 after presenting the best dessert dishes!
There are 9 spots left in the Top 24 and the remaining contestants battle it out and create a dish by Neil Perry
Neil Perry and the judges wander through the benches checking the contestants progress
After Alvin, Skye, Dominic, Kate, Carrie, Devon, Sarah and Sharnee get through, Jake is number 24!
It's the first Masterclass for 2010, and the remaining contestants are eager to learn what they can
Gary and George are glad to be back in the kitchen sharing their knowledge with these hopeful contestants
Gary demonstrates how to cook perfect rare, medium-rare and well-done steaks!
The six successful contestants from yesterday's challenge are treated to a special Masterclass with Matt Moran at ARIA
Matt Moran shows the six contestants three simple yet delicious seafood canapes
Four contestants will be selected after making it through four rounds; separating eggs, julienning carrots, shucking oysters and filleting salmon
Marion, Adele, Courtney and Daniel succeed in making it through every round and thus have made it into the Top 24!
Matt Moran arrives to set up the next challenge, the contestants will cook off against him using his quail and gnocchi recipe
There's immense pressure on these contestants as they attempt to conquer Matt's dish and not get eliminated from the challenge
After Jonathan, Peter, Aaron, Adam and Kate have gone through, Philip is the last to receive a MasterChef apron
The 10 contestants are split into pairs and must collect farm fresh produce to make one main and one dessert dish
Jen and Kate get back to the kitchen first and start preparing their dishes as the other contestants return
Philip's partner Andrea exits the competition and Philip steps up to complete both dishes alone
Kate and Jen are the first pair safe. Richard and Stuart also make it through
Philip is granted a reprieve for his hard work and dedication. His attitude and commitment are just what the judges are looking for
All ovens are burning as the remaining 45 contestants are given 90 minutes to produce their signature dish
The boys and girls are split into groups as they judge each others dishes. Their votes are then tallied to find the 3 top dishes from each group
Jonathan, Bel, Adele, Jimmy. Alvin, Skye and Claire scored the most votes and will now compete in a pressure test round
These 7 contestants are going to have to make a tricky beef wellington. The two who pull it off will earn themselves a MasterChef apron
Claire and Jimmy have made it into the Top 24 after they produced the best beef wellingtons
The Top 50 have one and a half hours to produce a dish of their choice using the barbeque
Marion's dish impresses the judges and she earns herself a place in the 'three best dishes of the day'
10 contestant's with the least impressive invention test dishes now have 2 hours to whip up a pavlova and save themselves from elimination
Sharnee ends up making a good pavlova and proceeds through to the next round
Sadly Irmgard, Amanda, Michelle, Nicollette and Jason have not made it through to the next round and must return home