Masterchef The Professionals (2017) S10E03 (720p HD, soft Eng subs)
The Bafta-winning hit is back for its tenth series. Celebrated MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace, chef Monica Galetti and two-Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing are together once again in their search for the UK’s finest cooking talent.
In this first quarter-final, the six strongest chefs from the first two heats attempt to impress Monica and Marcus in two high-stakes challenges. The first challenge they face is an Invention Test – only the four strongest chefs will go on to the next challenge, to cook for the restaurant critics. The six chefs are tasked with creating their own unique dish using spices. They have 10 minutes to select what they need for their dish from an array of ingredients and then just 70 minutes to cook it. Marcus and Monica are focused on whether the chefs can show control and understanding in their use of spices; being able to select and use them to create a perfectly balanced dish. Their final dishes must outshine the other competitors as, after this challenge, Marcus and Monica will send two of the chefs home.
The remaining four professionals go on to cook their food for three of the UK’s most discerning restaurant critics. William Sitwell and Jay Rayner are joined by journalist and critic Grace Dent, who will pass unrestrained judgement on the dishes. The chefs are given one hour and 15 minutes to showcase their culinary prowess with a dazzling two-course menu which will impress the critics and save the chefs from being sent home. Only the three most talented chefs will go through to Knockout Week and continue their pursuit of the MasterChef: The Professionals title.
(with soft subtitles)
First broadcast: 9 November 2017