Billie, Georgia and Matthew impressed with their inventive dishes while Andrea, Jacqui and John's dishes were not well received and put them in the Bottom 3. She chose earth over wind and fire as the conceptual theme of the 60-minute challenge. Both teams struggled in preparing their dishes during the challenge but they received praise for one of their takes on Crenn's dishes each. House rules will pick up. Monty and Jaclyn put up a Seafood Salad for main and Chocolate and Olive Oil Mousse with Granita and Aperol Jelly for dessert. Reynold made a chocolate ganache with honeycomb, tempered chocolate and orange jelly.
The one competing for immunity was also guaranteed an advantage in the following day's team challenge. They had to pick a core ingredient and a cuisine from lucky dip bags to cook a dish within 75 minutes. Julie, Marion and Callum were also applauded. Jessie and Billie then competed in the final round cooking a Chinese dish with chicken, with Billie's Twice-cooked Orange and Cinnamon Glazed Chicken beating Jessie's Hainanese Chicken Soup 27-24 giving her the Immunity Pin and Power Apron. Elise's parfait received mixed reviews on her flavour combinations. Jessie was left with 60 minutes and chicken, vegetables and spices, Reynold had 75 minutes and eggs, citrus fruits and , and Georgia got 75 minutes and sardines, nightshades and herbs.
Special mention went to Trent's pan-fried duck with home-made ricotta. Although Billie had been behind time in order to perfect the cooking of her fish, her dish was praised however, she received criticism for the lack of shiso dressing in her dish. Theresa's dish lacked tartness in the cherry jam and her ice cream was too sweet. Despite this advantage, Elise fell behind after wasting her 30-minute advantage due to choosing a dish that would require an element that could not be fried. Kate's dish had the most inconsistencies, with some of her roast pheasant left completely raw and the rest cooked perfectly.
The judges picked Anastasia's dish as the winner of the challenge with the advantage for the Invention Test. The show was won by Diana Chan, she defeated Ben Ungermann in finale round. In the first round, using 8 ingredients, Andy, Amina and Mindy were pronounced safe. Exceptionally, she was allowed to attend the following MasterClass. The teams were responsible for ordering the ingredients as well as preparing and serving the meals. Kylie, Debra, Filippo and Amina produced the most impressive dishes and were declared safe. Wade, Alice and Ben produced the least impressive dishes.
The winner would get an advantage for their team in the upcoming challenge. With judging extremely close, it came down to whose rabbit dish they preferred. Chloe was praised for her dishes and was declared safe. Although Stephen's gravy was criticised for being too condensed by fat and the skin of his chicken too rubbery, one of Jamie's Chicken Roulade dishes was overcooked and his roasted potatoes lacked execution. Safecracker Dom Hemingway is released after spending 12 years in prison and seeks payment for refusing to rat out his boss Ivan Fontaine. . The returning contestant would also receive a Power Apron for the winning dish.
Their dishes were not well received, sending them to elimination. Even though the judges loved Reynold's dessert, giving it a perfect score of 30, the lack of depth in Jessie's sauce cost the duo the challenge as her main course scored only 23 points, totalling their score to 53. In addition to this, the show had a total of 61 episodes where 24 contestants battled with each other for this title. Sara and Georgia who had the most correct guesses , along with Rose produced outstanding dishes, while John, with the least ingredients, and Matthew who was unfamiliar with Korean cuisine, struggled the most. The first round was a Mystery Box that contained produce presented by ten of Australia's best farmers.
Contestants — In the last MasterClass of the Top 24, first George and Gary faced a Mystery Box chosen by the Top 3 contestants. The yellow team's led by Heather rocky road popcorn and blondies, the blue's team led by Mimi chocolate cupcakes with jam and buttercream and the red team's led by Harry chocolate-chip cookies were the hits of the day. Kylie and Ben were sent into Finals Week, with the rest up for elimination. With 60 minutes, contestants had an open pantry from any of the produce to prepare a dish, with the winning dish receiving the first place in a challenge to win a fast-track to Finals Week. Kevin's Cider Can Chicken was the dish of the day, giving him automatic entry into the Top 24, while the twelve contestants who impressed the judges the most moved on to challenge for six Top 24 spots. They were safe from elimination, along with Trent, while Chloe, Heather and Matt all missed the mark, each having noticeable errors on their dishes, they failed to convince the judges of the connection between with the colours yellow, blue, and indigo and their dishes.
Her advantage was to choose the eight ingredients in the Mystery Box Challenge for everyone to cook with in 60 minutes. While Matt put too much salt in his dish and despite putting the fennel, Chloe's textures and flavours of her lemon cream and sorbet were success, the judges were not impressed with Heather's Lemon Delicious dessert which the flavours were flatten and the textures was not right. All three managed to complete the dish. Elena gathered red mullet, nightshades and herbs with 80 minutes to cook, and Chloe had 100 minutes for eggs, citrus and spreads. For Justine it was the Warm Pear Tart from the Celebrity Chef Challenge against Matt Moran episode 44. The judges were overall impressed with the Mexican dishes provided by the Red Team and send the Blue Team into elimination. They were randomly chosen in pairs: Green Team Trent and Elise , Red Team Harry and Karmen , Maroon Team Matt and Heather , Yellow Team Brett and Mimi , Blue Team Elena and Theresa and Purple Team Chloe and Nicolette and each team had to cook and serve a six-course degustation dish with the use of citruses for 50 people.
It was a close decision, with one of them declared safe based on presentation. Ashleigh, Sara, Georgia, Billie and Reynold were selected as the Top 5, with Georgia's Crumble with Chamomile Meringue and Creme Patissiere and Blood Orange Curd giving her the win and the chance to choose the Invention Test core ingredient. Reynold used a cut from the wrong side of the saddle, as a result had a large piece of bone. All three struggled with the blue and dark chocolate sphere on the top of the dessert. Each team member had 15 minutes of cooking time and 45 seconds to hand over without talking to the next cook. For the first round, their task was to take turns tasting and naming different cakes. She picked the Northern Australian Food pantry over South and with 75 minutes, cooked Passionfruit Semifreddo with Chocolate Mousse and Coconut Crumb.