MasterChef (UK) The Professionals S09E16
The eight semi-finalists sizzle in a double cook off. The chefs have to go all out to stay in the competition and on course to be crowned champion. Also at stake is the opportunity to cook in some of the most influential kitchens in the UK.
The first of the challenges rests on an almighty cook off. The eight chefs have to create one outstanding dish that is dedicated to the person who inspired them in their careers. Can they cook a stunning plate of food that in turn inspires the judges to send them straight through? With just one hour and 45 minutes to deliver that make-or-break dish, the nerves are running high and the competition is fierce. Only the top two chefs who seize the opportunity to stand out from the crowd will go straight through to the next round.
The six weakest chefs have to pick themselves up and return to the kitchen to battle it out for the four remaining places in the next round. They face an invention test set by Gregg. He wants to be knocked out by a dish successfully celebrating the fruit and vegetables on offer. Which of the chefs can summon up the creativity and resilience to secure a place in the next semi-final challenge?
Only the six best chefs will continue in the fight for the title of Professional MasterChef 2016.
(with soft subtitles)
First broadcast: 13 December 2016
Duration: 1 hour