Masterchef The Professionals is back! Gregg Wallace and chefs Marcus Wareing and Monica Galetti preside over the UK’s most revered cooking competition, which will air at 9pm on BBC One.
Over six weeks, 32 professional chefs will strive to demonstrate their outstanding skills, commitment and creativity to convince the judges they are worthy of the highly-esteemed title of MasterChef: The Professionals champion 2020.
In tonight’s first heat, four professional chefs from around the country arrive at the MasterChef kitchen ready to put their reputations on the line and their skills to the test. Two chefs’ pasta-making skills are challenged by Monica when she tasks them to prepare mushroom tortellini filled with a mushroom duxelles and served with a chosen sauce. The other two chefs take on Marcus’s recipe for devilled butterflied mackerel with a herb-flavoured mayo and a cucumber and fennel salad. They only have 20 minutes to demonstrate their fish-filleting skills and their mayonnaise-making precision.
Finally, all four chefs have the chance to redeem any earlier mistakes when they cook their own signature dish for the judges. This is each chef’s last chance to cement their place in the competition, before the judges choose which two chefs will be sent home and which two are through to the first quarter-final.
Masterchef the Professionals is available to stream via BBC iPlayer.