MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 11: It’s the final heat of MasterChef: The Professionals, and the last four hopefuls arrive in the kitchen eager to show they have what it takes in two challenges set by Anna, Marcus and Gregg. First up is the dreaded Skills Test. Marcus asks the first two chefs to prep a pigeon, cook it on the crown and serve the breasts with a pigeon and Madeira sauce. The other two contenders face Anna’s test, to make a filo pastry mille feuille with layers of tropical fruit and piped coconut.
Next, all four chefs have one last chance to demonstrate to judges their style, technical skill and culinary imagination in the Signature Menu challenge. In one hour and 30 minutes, the heat is on to cook two dishes of their own design that will wow Anna, Marcus and Gregg and show who deserves to stay in the competition. Only the two best chefs will return for the quarter-finals and forge ahead in their bid to be crowned MasterChef: The Professionals champion 2022.
MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 11
MasterChef is a competitive cooking show television format created by Franc Roddam, which originated with the UK version in July 1990. The format was revived and updated for the BBC in February 2005 by executive producers Roddam and John Silver with series producer Karen Ross.
The revived format is sold internationally by Banijay. Its first international adaptation was MasterChef Australia, which began in 2009, and then the adaptation was executed within several other countries of the world. The show’s format has been exported around the world under the same MasterChef logo, and is now produced in more than 40 countries and airs in over 200 territories.
The format has appeared most often in four major versions: the main MasterChef series, MasterChef: The Professionals for professional working chefs, Celebrity MasterChef featuring well known celebrities as the contestants and Junior MasterChef, a version created and adapted for children, which was first developed in 1994 and has also expanded to other countries in recent years.
Despite the four major versions, in 2012, Australia created the fifth version called MasterChef All-Stars, for former contestants to raise money for charity. In 2018, Ukraine created MasterChef Teens, for teenage contestants. Brazil created MasterChef: Para Tudo (MasterChef: Stop Everything), a TV show featuring interviews with judges and former contestants, plus recipes and memes, presented by Ana Paula Padrão.