MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 8: The hunt for the champion continues as four new chefs set out to prove they are serious contenders for the MasterChef: The Professionals crown. Two chefs must prove they have what it takes in a Skills Test set by Anna Haugh. They have just 20 minutes to make sweet potato gnocchi with a hazelnut pesto. The other two face Marcus Wareing’s test, which involves a dish of poached apricots and chantilly cream with an almond tuile.
Then all four cook off against each other in the Signature Menu round. This is their chance to showcase what their cooking is all about with recipes of their own design. Only the two most talented contenders will make it through to the quarter-final and continue their pursuit of the MasterChef: The Professionals trophy.
MasterChef The Professionals 2022 episode 8
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.