On Wednesday, June 5 at 8PM ET/PT, the finalists will compete in their first team challenge in which they'll be judged by children. The Top 19 will visit a local elementary school and be tasked with creating a healthy, balanced meal for more than 300 kids. Ramsay will then make a dish alongside the finalists using mystery box ingredients. At the end of the episode, two finalists will be eliminated.
Later this season, the finalists will prepare a hearty meal for American heroes, travel to Las Vegas for the first time inMasterChef history, cook for the cast and crew of Glee, prepare fish tacos for 101 surfers, and take control of a renowned fine dining restaurant and create a summer party menu for charity volunteers, according to Fox.
The fourth-season winner will ultimately be crowned with the title of "MasterChef" and receive a cookbook deal along with the $250,000 grand prize.
The 19 home cooks who will continue to compete in the competition as finalists are:
- Krissi Biasiello, a 34-year-old paralegal from Philadelphia, PA
- Jonny Blanchard, a 28-year-old carpenter from Marlboro, MA
- Lynn Chyi, a 27-year-old IT Systems Administrator from San Diego, CA
- Natasha Crnjac, a 26-year-old stay-at-home mom from San Diego, CA
- Bime Cruz, a 35-year-old boxing coach from Taunton, MA
- Sasha Foxx, a 42-year-old singer from Tuscaloosa, AL
- Malcolm Green, an unemployed 27-year-old from Cambridge, MA
- Adriana Guillen, a 26-year-old college admissions representative from New York, NY
- Eddie Jackson, a 32-year-old personal trainer and former pro football player from Americus, GA
- Beth Kirby, a 29-year-old writer and photographer from Chattanooga, TN
- Bri Kozior, a 22-year-old theatre assistant from Doylestown, PA
- Jessie Lysiak, a 27-year-old yacht stewardess from Social Circle, GA
- Luca Manfe, a 31-year-old restaurant manager from Astoria, NY
- James Nelson, a 26-year-old retail salesman from Victoria, TX
- Kathy Prieto, a 29-year-old office assistant from Bronx, NY
- Jordan Roots, a 29-year-old delivery driver from Minneapolis, MN
- Bethy Rossos, a 28-year-old high school physical education teacher from Estacada, OR
- Howard Simpson, a 26-year-old barback from San Diego, CA
- Savannah Sturgess, a 27-year-old special education teacher from San Diego, CA