Episode 5

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MasterChef, Series 8 Episode 5 of 15

Duration: 1 hour

Only 10 contestants remain in the cookery competition, and now they must face the Great British public for the first time. Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace set the exceptionally tough task of creating fantastic food in a field.

Divided into two teams of five, the contestants have their work cut out for them as they prepare an elegant lunch for 100 patrons of the Jane Austen Festival on The Royal Crescent in Bath. They have just three hours to create six savoury dishes and two deserts between them, but can the teams manage to impress both the judges and the guests, and can they get the food out on time? With a range of ingredients to work from including chicken, salmon, duck, samphire, gooseberries, basil, figs and quince, the menus are set to be mouthwatering.

John and Gregg must then decide which team performed the best, at which stage the successful five then have the opportunity of working with one of the country's most exciting and respected chefs, Jason Atherton. They may have triumphed at mass catering, but the five winning team members must now show they have what it takes to cook at the top level. They are each made responsible for one course at an exclusive dinner. Cooking of this standard requires the utmost attention to detail and impeccable timing, but one of the hopefuls won't quite reach the mark and their MasterChef journey will come to an end.

Only the best will survive in the competition to become MasterChef Champion 2012.


Dave Crerar
Jason Atherton
Series Producer
Claire Nosworthy
John Torode
Gregg Wallace


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