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MasterChef 2017

MasterChef Australia returns to Melbourne for season nine of our favourite cooking show.

As contestants compete for the winning spot, judges George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston introduce a sizzling line-up of local and international chefs.

This season, the amateur cooks are again treated to mentoring from Shannon Bennett — of Melbourne's Vue de monde and Burnham Beeches in the Dandenong Ranges — and guest appearances from the stars of Melbourne's restaurant scene. Ben Shewry, Christy Tania, Darren Purchese and Curtis Stone, among others, bring fresh challenges to the competition.

Heston Blumenthal returns to take the contestants on a week-long road trip extravaganza taking in some of Victoria’s many extraordinary culinary experiences and settings. The team uncover some of Victoria's biggest secrets as they travel from Melbourne to Swan Hill and the produce rich Murray food bowl around Mildura, to Brim in the expansive Wimmera-Mallee wheat belt region of the Grampians, and the stunning Mornington Peninsula gourmet region.

Follow this year's best home cooks, as they find inspiration in spectacular surrounds, in Victoria's bountiful fresh produce and in the passion and innovation of local chefs and producers they encounter.

Watch MasterChef 7.30 Sunday to Thursday on TEN or catch up on tenplay.

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On location

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South Melbourne Market

Join the locals browsing the stalls and stocking up on fresh produce, specialty foods and more.

Mildura

Surrounded by citrus groves and vineyards, Mildura offers endless sunshine and great food and wine.

South Melbourne and Albert Park

Sit by the lake, or visit chic boutiques, hip cafes and restaurants.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Expect the unexpected at Heston's eponymous fine diner at Crown, his first restaurant beyond the UK.

The Murray

Replenish the soul, reconnect with nature and enjoy the outdoor life in the Murray River region.

Swan Hill

Located on the banks of the Murray, Swan Hill is a top spot for fishing, great food and wine.

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Be our guest

Dine at Victorian guest-chefs' restaurants.

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Expect the unexpected at Heston's eponymous fine diner at Crown, his first restaurant beyond the UK.

Gradi at Crown

Melbourne pizza master, Johnny di Francesco, brings you the best pizza south of Napoli.

Long Chim

Accept the invitation to 'come, try and taste' legendary David Thompson's take on Bangkok street food.

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Food trails

Explore Victoria like a MasterChef.

Bellarine Taste Trail

Get a taste for the Bellarine Peninsula's bounty at wineries, provedores, restaurants and more.

Melbourne food trails

From coffee to bars, follow our food trails for a tasty snapshot of Melbourne’s dining and drinking.

Otway Harvest Trail

Follow the trail to discover the best fresh produce at provedores, wineries and breweries.

Coldstream Trail

Revel in the sights, sounds and flavours of the Yarra Valley along the 13-kilometre Coldstream Trail.

The Farm Gate Trail

Tour the region at your own pace and visit unique farms and local producers along the way.

Pedal to Produce

Fill your bicycle basket with fresh local produce bought direct from the farmer who grew it.

Local produce

Discover the rich and varied harvest and locally produced delights of Central Victoria.

Food and wine

Enjoy the vibrant restaurant scene, fine wines, and fresh seafood dining in Victoria's south east.

Gippsland Food & Wine Trail

Get a taste for Gippsland's best on a food and wine trail across the region's west, south and east.

Grampians wine region

Swipe your finger along dusty barrels and get a feel for the history of the Grampians wine region.

Wine Food Farmgate Trail

Celebrate the peninsula’s love affair with fine food, seasonal produce and the fruits of the vine.

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You be the judge

Take a score card to the MasterChef judges' restaurants.

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The Press Club

Treat yourself to the elegant degustation menu or to the experimental Press Club Projects experience.

Gazi

Namesake of a hip Athens precinct, Gazi dishes up shareable street-style bites and cocktails.

The Boathouse

Moor yourself by the Maribyrnong and enjoy the simplicity of riverside life at The Boathouse.