Previous Episode: MasterChef Australia Season Four – Flavour Matching Mystery Box
Ah Tasmania, a food mecca and a wonderful state! What better way to showcase it through an action packed week of MasterChef?
The contestants leave their house and embark on an adventure to Tasmania. They arrive at the Salamanca Markets where the three judges are waiting for them. For the challenge (to take place tomorrow their time), they will be split into four teams.
Challenge Brief: Contestants must create a takeaway food stall with only produce from the market. They will be judged on the money they make and the quality of the food. The team who has the most money at the end and the team with the highest quality food will win. As winner of yesterday’s challenge, Sam gets to choose his team first. The winners will be allowed to ‘hunt’ for immunity.
Conditions: They can spruik as much as they like, set their own prices and open when they want. They have $500 to spend.
Blue (Sam’s) Team: Sam, Amina, Ben, Mindy and Kylie.
Yellow Team: Audra, Julia, Alice and Debra
Red Team: Mario, Dalvinder, Andrew, Filippo and Andy.
Green Team: Tregan, Jules, Beau, Wade and Emma.
Those teams who have less members will have to deal with the luck of the draw.
Progress: The next day, it’s time to get into it. They all begin as usual, by coming up with a plan! For the blue team, they seem to get together quite well and come up with jobs quickly before getting into it. Will their shopping go well?
The green team also plan quickly. They will be making bacon & egg sandwich, pikelets and pumpkin soup today. The yellow team will be making a nice set of stuff. On their menu are sweet crepes, savoury crepes and BLT sandwiches. The red team are making samosas however their shoppers are taking their time. Filippo is finding it hard to find eggs for the team, as is Andrew. Meanwhile, Ben is using his hometown persona to his advantage.
The green team are now serving, as are the yellow team and they are discussing and deciding on pricing. The green team charge $4 for a bacon and egg sandwich, which they feel is the most adequate price.
The red team can’t get many eggs, and they find it hard to make stuff without them. Gary is also concerned that some of the menu does not suit the weather. Filippo is optimistic. At one point, a strange man announces how much time is left. One of Ben’s mates comes around for a visit! They’re still using him as the drawcard to the blue team! Amina has a problem- her gozleme dough is hard and cooked. She can’t use it and has to make some more.
The yellow team turn their onion relish into a sweet condiment to go with their pikelets after it stuffs up. It is a hit, but their BLT’s now have no relish. Finally, the ted team begin to sell, being the last team to do so with 2 hours to go. When Amina’s next batch of gozleme is cooking, George and Gary are excited.
Dalvinder’s samosas are a hit…until someone brings one back with a ‘not cooked’ complaint. The judges then taste some of the dishes. They are happy with most of what the blue team have plated up- but Matt notices some rind left on bacon.
They then try the red team’s stuff and some undercooked kebabs deter the judges a slight bit. The samosas are not well received. The yellow team have good reviews. They call the green team’s food ‘restaurant quality’.
Soon, time is up, and they’ve done all they can. Who will win? The TWO TEAMS with the most money will play for immunity (I thought the judges would let the highest earning team and the highest quality team go through, but not so)
Last Place: Green Team ($1,251.80)
Third Place: Red Team ($1,333.70)
Second Place (PLAYING FOR IMMUNITY): Yellow Team ($1,497.50)
WINNER (PLAYING FOR IMMUNITY): Blue Team ($1,788.50)
So, who will get to go for immunity? Ahh, this is where the judges get to decide based on food quality.
Going on to play for Immunity is: BLUE TEAM
Right choice? The blue team will compete for immunity tomorrow. And what is with Sam being on the winning team all the time?
NOTE: I believe that ‘strange man’ is actually a famous Salamanca Market icon?
MasterChef Australia next airs Jun 5 at 7PM on TEN.