MasterChef The Professionals – Rematch 2021: Four of the most memorable chefs from past series return to show how far their food and careers have progressed by facing two demanding challenges set by the MasterChef judges. Competing this year are 2020 finalists Philli Armitage-Mattin, Santosh Shah and Bart van der Lee and 2017 finalist Jamie Park.
Judges Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing throw the chefs in at the deep end by asking them to repeat one of the most daunting rounds of any MasterChef competition: cooking for restaurant critics Grace Dent, Jimi Famurewa and Jay Rayner. The chefs have wowed the critics once, and now they must do it again, each delivering a main course and a dessert that reach a whole new level of excellence.
In the second round, the chefs have two and a half hours to cook a festive feast. This is the menu that could win them the title, so the gloves are off.
MasterChef The Professionals – Rematch 2021
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.