MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 14: The semi-finals continue with only the eight best chefs left standing. They are now split into two groups and over the next two nights will strive to secure an all-important place in Finals Week. Tonight, the first four face two challenges, beginning with their first task outside the MasterChef kitchen. The MasterChef: The Professionals pop-up opens its doors in a warehouse microbrewery in industrial east London. In recent years, pop-up restaurants have revolutionised the way we eat. With a vibrant mix of cuisines on offer in dynamic settings, some of the most exciting food currently in the UK has come from the pop-up industry, enabling creative chefs to make a name for themselves without the costs of opening a traditional restaurant.
The semi-finalists have an opportunity to make an impression in this vibrant world as they cook their own dish for 20 of the UK’s top pop-up chefs and entrepreneurs. They each have three hours to deliver a dish designed to get this influential crowd talking, but with makeshift workstations, limited equipment and no ovens, who will be able to adapt their fine-dining style and serve up a dish that says star quality?
For the second task, the four chefs return to the MasterChef kitchen and have one hour and 45 minutes to cook their own Desert Island Dish – a dish they would take with them if they were stranded on a desert island. With places in Finals Week at stake, the slightest mistake could mean they miss out on the chance of a lifetime.
Once Marcus, Anna and Gregg have tasted all the dishes, it will be the end of the road for one chef, while the best three go through to Finals Week and stay in the running for the MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 title.
MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 14
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.