MASTERCHEF “Top 16 Compete” Review

MASTERCHEF "Top 16 Compete" Season 2, Episode 6 – Tonight’s episode of MasterChef had the home cooks working the cafeteria at the Los Angeles Times building and serving dinner for over 300 hungry employees during the lunch rush. The top two contenders from the previous episode, Max and Derek, headed up the teams that would all be cooking in a setting that was completely unlike the comfort of their home kitchens.

Max started out with a strong air of leadership as he quickly assigned tasks to the members of his team but as the pressure rose, he crumbled beneath it. Before the challenge was underway, I was feeling sympathetic towards Max because it seemed like all the other competitors were still viewing him as an annoying 18 year old kid instead of as a serious competitor. My empathetic feelings quickly changed, however, as he recounted the events in the kitchen. He described his actions with a smug smirk while describing his teammates with disdain. He blamed the others on his team for the loss despite Tony winning his round even after votes were lost due to Max’s damaged burger patties. I wouldn’t be surprised if Max’s failure to work well with others will become his Achilles’ heel in future rounds of the MasterChef competition. Read More...


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