MasterChef UK Season 18 Episode 16 Description
To kick off semi-finals week, the ten remaining hopefuls are given their first taste of what it’s like to work in a restaurant setting. MasterChef turns into a professional kitchen for the day, with judge John Torode running the pass. Tables are laid in the dining room and filled with 20 past MasterChef quarter-finalists, semi-finalists and finalists – all of whom have gone on to have full-time careers in the food industry since taking part in the competition.
The semi-finalists must create a three-course menu that they would be proud to serve in their own restaurant or put in a cookbook. Split into three groups, three contestants must each cook their starter, four must each cook their main and the remaining three their dessert. With John running a tight ship, it’s up to the teams to bring all their orders to the pass upon call of service. It’s feedback from the dining room, however, that lays bare how the contestants cope with a service environment. They hope to receive rave reviews, but instead could fall behind the pack.
At the end of this mammoth task, two contestants will be saying goodbye to their dream of becoming MasterChef champion, while the remaining eight continue to the next round.
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MasterChef UK Show Summary
It was in 1990 that MasterChef first hit our screens. With Loyd Grossman presenting, each series saw 3 contestants compete to be crowned Britain’s best amateur chef. From these humble beginnings MasterChef has gone on to be the most successful factual-entertainment format in the world, consistently breaking records and winning accolades.
What’s more, the show now exists in four formats: MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef.
Each focuses on finding the country’s best food talent through a series of cooking challenges while inspiring millions of viewers everywhere to believe that they too can transform their lives through food.