MasterChef: The Professionals is back on our television screens again! The competitive cooking show is a more recent version of MasterChef but with professional working chefs instead of amateurs.
It televises the hunt for a professional chef who wants to make it to the top of the culinary world.
Each show sees a new group of Professional Chef enter the MasterChef kitchen and compete with each other in a series of challenges and tasks. From advanced cooking techniques to their chosen signature dishes, the professional chefs are really put through their paces.
This series marks the arrival of a new member on the judging team, the famous chef and restaurateur, Marcus Wareing. Marcus earned his first Michelin star at the young age of 25 as head chef at L'Oranger. At present day he is Chef Patron of the two Michelin starred Marcus located at the five star Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. He then opened The Gilbert Scott at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and most recently his new restaurant Tredwell's that offers customers a more casual dining experience.
Marcus joins Greg Wallace and Monica Galetti (Senior Sous Chef for previous judge Michel Roux Jr in La Gavroche) on the judging team, working together to find the professional chef who has what it takes to become the winner this year.
We are very proud to have two of the Marcus Wareing restaurants, Marcus and Gilbert Scott as our restaurant partners. Students who enrol on our Professional Chef Course have the opportunity to train in the kitchen of Gilbert Scott and learn from the professional chef team. Students who enrol on our Michelin Star Course or Advanced Professional Chef Course have the chance to train in the 2 starred Marcus restaurant, seeing how the team work on a day to day basis in each section of the kitchen and learning how to become a professional chef.
If you want to become a professional chef, have a look at our Professional Chef Courses and turn your dream into a reality.
Watch MasterChef: Professionals on Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm on BBC2.