MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 12: In the last quarter-final, the four best chefs from this week’s heats come together to compete in two challenges set by judges Anna Haugh and Marcus Wareing. To earn the last two places in the semi-finals, the chefs must show off their creativity in an Invention Test, then prepare food for some of the UK’s most hard to please food critics. Only the most exciting culinary talents will continue in the competition.
In the first challenge, the judges set a pastry Invention Test with a twist: the dessert must be based on a savoury ingredient. Next to the classic pastry ingredients in the larder, the chefs have cheeses, bacon, vegetables, chillies and herbs to build their dishes around.
Then, the chefs face one of the toughest rounds of the competition. In just one hour and 15 minutes, they must serve up an exceptional two-course meal to three of the country’s biggest restaurant critics. This is their chance to shine as they cook for people who could one day make or break their careers.
MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 12
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.