It’s the quarter-final, and the six talented heat winners have no time to rest as they continue to fight for their place in the competition. In the Critic’s Test, the week’s best amateurs are put through the mill with a seriously daunting test set by one of the country’s toughest food critics, Grace Dent. Her challenge for the amateur cooks is to make a dish where the vegetables are the star. The dish doesn’t have to be vegetarian or vegan, but the vegetables must be the main feature.
After cooking their dish based on this brief, the contestants stand before Grace and judges John and Gregg to hear what they think of their dish and whether they’ve managed to rise to the challenge and fulfil the expectations. At the end of this quarter-final, the best cooks go through to Knockout Week, taking another step closer to being crowned MasterChef Champion 2019.