Two teams face off in a special restaurant takeover to celebrate the 30th anniversary of judge Michael Bonacini’s iconic Auberge du Pommier, an Oliver & Bonacini restaurant.
The Top 7 compete in an egg battle – working their way through a series of challenges that get progressively more difficult.
World-renowned chef and food activist Jamie Oliver challenges the remaining home cooks to create a mouth-watering appetizer for his new chain of Canadian restaurants.
The remaining home cooks are divided into three teams and are challenged to create gourmet burgers and fries for hungry motorcyclists.
The Top 10 are blindfolded and work in pairs to replicate a seven-layer birthday cake in honour of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday.
In the first team challenge of the season, the home cooks receive patriotic red and white aprons as they cook for 105 new Canadians following their citizenship ceremony.
The Top 12 home cooks face their first mystery box challenge, which includes a meaningful kitchen item to provide them with inspiration.
In a series first, 24 home cooks from across the country begin their "MasterChef Canada" journey at their homes and offices when messengers deliver the finalists boxes of uncooked rice.