Season 8 of the American competitive reality television series MasterChef premiered on FOX on May 31, 2017. Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi returned as judges. Aarón Sanchez joined the judging panel for this season as a third judge.

Top 20Edit

Contestant Age Hometown Occupation Status
Dino Angelo Luciano 28 Bensonhurst, New York Dancer Winner September 20
Eboni Henry 33 Chicago, Illinois Addiction Counselor Runners-Up September 20
Jason Wang 34 Newton, Massachusetts High School Music Teacher
Caitlin "Cate" Meade 25 Chicago, Illinois Nutritionist Eliminated September 13
Jeff Philbin 29 Tampa, Florida Marketing Director Eliminated September 13
Yachecia Holston 43 Detroit, Michigan Minister Eliminated September 13
Gabriel Lewis 19 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Fast Food Server Eliminated September 6
Daniel Pontes-Madeco 31 Medford, Massachusetts Substitute Teacher Eliminated August 30
Caitlin Jones 24 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dancer Eliminated August 30
Adam Wong 21 Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard Student Eliminated August 23
Jenny Cavellier 25 Cincinnati, Ohio Special Needs Therapist Eliminated August 23
Mike "Newton" Newton 53 Lipan, Texas Ranch Owner Eliminated August 16
Reba Billingsley 48 Carthage, Texas Stay-at-home Mom Eliminated August 9
Brien O'Brien 32 Redding, California Magazine Ad Sales Eliminated August 2
Necco Ceresani 26 Newberry, South Carolina Marketing Manager Eliminated July 26
Jennifer Williams 25 Chalmette, Louisiana Debt Collector Eliminated July 19
Sam Reiff-Pasarew 37 Washington, D.C. Creative Writing Teacher Eliminated July 12
Heather Dombrosky 37 Miami, Florida Registered Nurse Eliminated June 28
Paige Jimenez 18 Honolulu, Hawaii Swimsuit Model Eliminated June 21
Mark Togni 43 Portland, Oregon Stay-at-home Dad Eliminated June 14

Competition tableEdit

Place Contestant Episode
3 4 5
Adam Immune Winner Immune
Brien Winner Immune Winner Immune
Caitlin Immune Pressure Test Bottom Entry
Cate Immune Winner Immune
Daniel Immune No Pressure Test Immune
Dino Immune No Pressure Test Bottom Entry
Eboni Immune Winner Immune
Gabriel Immune Pressure Test Immune
Jason Immune Winner Winner Immune
Jeff Immune No Pressure Test Top Entry Bottom Entry
Jennifer Top Entry Immune Bottom Entry Immune
Jenny Immune Pressure Test Immune
Necco Immune Winner Top Entry Immune
Newton Immune Winner Immune
Reba Immune Pressure Test Immune
Sam Bottom Entry Winner Bottom Entry
Yachecia Top Entry Immune Winner Bottom Entry
18 Heather Bottom Entry Winner Bottom Entry Eliminated
19 Paige Immune Eliminated
20 Mark Bottom Entry Eliminated