After four weeks of intense competition, 48 chefs have been whittled down to the 12 most talented. Now they come together for the first time in the MasterChef kitchen. Their fate rests on one almighty cook off. The chefs have a surprise selection of ingredients to create one savoury dish. To test them even further, the judges have removed all the modern equipment from the kitchen. With just two hours and 15 minutes to deliver that make-or-break dish, the nerves are running high and the competition is fierce. Only the chefs who seize the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and blow the judges away with a stunning plate food will be among the eight considered strong enough to go straight through to the next round. The four weakest chefs have to cook off again for the final two places in the next round. Can they convince the judges they have a future in the competition?