Every aspiring foodie who has been eliminated so far from MasterChef Australia 2024

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MasterChef Australia has a brand-new look in 2024, with new judges Poh Ling Yeow, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Sofia Levin joining Andy Allen in the kitchen.

22 contestants entered Australia’s biggest cooking reality show this year, and they will be pushed to their limits in mystery box challenges, pressure tests, and group service challenges throughout the season.

As the episodes progress, contestants will start to be eliminated and their cooking dreams in the MasterChef kitchen will sadly come to an end.

They’re competing to gain valuable experience from industry professionals as well as to win $250,000 to kick-start their food careers, but only one can win.

See which MasterChef 2024 eliminations have been made so far


In a tough elimination challenge, four contestants had to recreate a challenging and intricate dish.

Unfortunately for Lourdes, the youngest cook in the competition, her egg yolk and sauce were both overcooked, therefore disrupting the balance of the dish.

The 22-year-old was sent home after the judges decided her dish was the least like the original.


A classic MasterChef challenge, the blind taste test, had the contestants relying on only their senses of taste and smell to try and identify ingredients.

Lily was named in the bottom six after struggling to correctly name enough ingredients, and had to cook a dish using only the ingredients from the first round where she struggled to come up with a dish concept.

The 30-year-old former nurse said she felt “really deflated” going into the cook and was therefore eliminated after she was deemed to have had the weakest dish. Lily revealed she had a “gut instinct” that she was going home.


After landing in the bottom four, Khristian had to participate in the first Pressure Test cookoff of the season. He was tasked with recreating one of Jean-Christophe Novelli’s most intricate dishes.

Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, nothing really seemed to go his way during the cook. He was sent home after the judges decided there were too many elements that weren’t up to par.


The judges eliminated 29-year-old Jonathan after he failed to impress them. The dish in question was his iteration of one of judge Andy Allen’s mum’s favourite dishes.

The carpenter had a bit of a mishap in round one, so his cheesecake stuck to the pan and the judges struggled to get it out. He also had to cook again in round two.

In the end, Sofia said the elements of his pappardelle pasta felt “clumsy”. The judges deemed he had the weakest dish so he was sent home.


A tough challenge saw the contestants recreating one of Jamie Oliver’s dishes alongside him. Afterwards, Steph was sadly sent home.

The 28-year-old’s dish had some inconsistencies and her chicken was overcooked, so unfortunately that meant she was eliminated.


James was the first of the MasterChef 2024 eliminations.

The 38-year-old from Western Australia failed to impress the judges because his squid dish was undercooked and had conflicting flavours.

Poh described it as “one of the least impressive dishes” of the night. The other judges agreed, so he was sent home.

Stream MasterChef Australia 2024 now on TVNZ+.

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