It’s the finals on MasterChef episode 19 : The Professionals and the competition is at fever pitch. After six weeks of intense culinary battles, the four most talented chefs remain from the original 48. As the tension rises, the chefs need to pull out all the stops to impress veteran judge Gregg Wallace and leading chefs Monica Galetti and Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing. Only one chef can be crowned MasterChef: The Professionals champion 2018.
Over the next three nights, the finalists face the close scrutiny of some of Britain’s greatest chefs, and immerse themselves in the unique opportunity of working with a chef whose family have been leading the world of gastronomy for three generations.
MasterChef episode 19 – The Professionals 2018 – The Finals
The first challenge the four chefs face in the finals is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to cook at one of the most prestigious events in the UK culinary calendar – the Chef’s Table. It’s the only time in the year when so many of the UK’s top culinary talents gather together to dine. These chefs are the leaders and architects of British gastronomy, and the opportunity to cook for these luminaries provides a potentially career-changing moment for the finalists. This year, the VIP chef guests have held 24 Michelin stars between them and include three-Michelin-starred Matt Abe, Atul Kochhar, Nigel Haworth, Michael Caines, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Paul Ainsworth, James ‘Jocky’ Petrie and Nieves Barragan Mohacho.
Each chef takes charge of one of four courses, which are served to their culinary idols. Over five intense hours they are watched by Marcus and Monica as they cook the most important menu of their lives, preparing every last element of their ambitious creations to perfection to please their important guests. The stakes are sky high during this career-defining opportunity, as they strive to be noticed by the leaders of the UK culinary industry. Nothing else matters for the chefs as they inch closer to the title of MasterChef: The Professionals 2018.