MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 17: Tonight, the competition intensifies as the last four chefs battle it out for a coveted place in the final. They face two demanding challenges, and their food will be scrutinised at every turn by the judges and the UK’s top food critics. Only the most exciting and brilliant three chefs will make it through to the all-important final cook-off. First, each finalist is asked to create a dish inspired by a place close to their heart. When you eat amazing food, you remember where you were, and now they must transport the judges through the taste of their food. Imagination, technical excellence and delightful flavours are the order of the day.
Then, the chefs face a new and formidable challenge when they are asked to cook a show-stopping dish of their own creation for a dining room full of some of the UK’s leading food critics. Jay Rayner, William Sitwell, Leyla Kazim, Jimi Famurewa and April Jackson gather with high expectations and an appetite for spotting talent. The chefs have cooked for critics before, but now they must deliver on a whole new level, as this time the critics will help judge who deserves a place in the final three.
In the kitchen, the chefs have two and half hours to create their dish. They need to give it everything they’ve got, serving up a plate of food that showcases their ambition, mastery of technique, culinary knowledge and refined palate. In short, they need to cook the best food of their lives.
MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 17
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.