• Air date: 26 May '14 19 episodes
      This hit cooking competition series sees award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and other celebrity chefs put a group of contestants through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.
  • List of Episodes (19)
    • 1. Top 30 Compete

      26 May '14
      Host award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, along with fellow judges restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for Season Five, putting the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds and turning one home cook into a culinary master.
    • 2. Top 22 Compete

      02 Jun '14
      The contestants must prepare a unique dish in the first mystery box challenge -- which features ingredients typically used in desserts; in the next round, the contestants prepare a classic American dish.
    • 3. Top 20 Compete

      09 Jun '14
      The cooks compete to feed 500 male and female troops on a desert Army base; the losing team faces a pressure test featuring blueberry pie.
    • 4. Top 18 Compete

      16 Jun '14
      The contestants tackle a seafood challenge, with the winner choosing what dessert the others will prepare in the elimination round.
    • 5. Top 17 Compete

      23 Jun '14
      The contestants prepare a seafood menu for a beachfront wedding; one team faces a challenge featuring a meal with steak and fries.
    • 6. Top 16 Compete

      30 Jun '14
      A mystery-box challenge has the Top 16 chefs preparing dishes using canned foods. The winner will work with former "MasterChef" champion Luca Manfe and "MasterChef Junior" winner Alexander Weiss to select a specialty dish for the elimination round.
    • 7. Top 15 Compete

      07 Jul '14
      The contestants must put aside their difference as they pair up to create a surf-and-turf dish; the challenge losers face a pressure test featuring spring rolls.
    • 8. Top 14 Compete

      14 Jul '14
      The remaining 14 cooks work in two sets of teams at a busy, iconic diner in Los Angeles; the members of the losing team must make a three-layer red velvet cake during a pressure test.
    • 9. Top 13 Compete

      21 Jul '14
      The cooks must create a dish using Alaskan king salmon; during the elimination round, the cooks create a dish using one judge's favorite ingredients.
    • 10. Top 12 Compete

      28 Jul '14
      The cooks prepare romantic dinners for couples celebrating anniversaries; Ramsay's wife joins him for dinner; the losing team create their own truffle recipes for a box of chocolates.
    • 11. Top 11 Compete

      04 Aug '14
      For the first time, the contestants get to choose between two mystery boxes: one filled with high-end ingredients and one containing ordinary items; the winner of the challenge chooses which type of stuffed pasta the remaining cooks make.
    • 12. Top 10 Compete

      11 Aug '14
      The home cooks split into two teams and create menus of healthy football game concessions for an entire stadium; the cooks on the losing team must create three unique prawn dishes in a pressure test.
    • 13. Top 8 Compete

      18 Aug '14
      The cooks split into teams of two and prepare a poultry dish using different parts of the chicken; two pairs face a pressure test with eggs.
    • 14. Top 7 Compete

      25 Aug '14
      The remaining contestants receive hometown encouragement as they prepare savory apple dishes; while the challenge winner is safe from elimination, the other contestants form teams of two and make a variety of potstickers.
    • 15. Top 6 Compete

      01 Sep '14
      Ramsay works alongside the cooks as they take over a high-end restaurant in Los Angeles; croquembouche pressure test.
    • 16. Top 5 Compete

      08 Sep '14
      Joined by VIP kitchen guests, the cooks prepare dishes inspired by loved ones; the cooks face a challenge involving rare protein dishes.
    • 17. Top 4 Compete

      08 Sep '14
      A final team challenge establishes who will move on to the top three.
    • 18. Top 3 Compete

      15 Sep '14
      The Top 3 contestants create dishes for a panel of judges from all 50 U.S. states. The winner earns an automatic spot in the Top 2, while the other two chefs face a pressure test involving desserts.
    • 19. Winner Chosen

      15 Sep '14
      In the Season 5 finale, the winner is chosen after the Top 2 compete for the trophy, a book deal and a $250,000 grand prize.