DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Thursday - MASTERCHEF: THE PRO­FES­SION­ALS, Chan­nel 10, 7.30pm

AND with 15 min­utes left on the clock, Matt Pre­ston turns to Marco Pierre White and asks him how it’s all go­ing: ‘‘ It’s like be­ing the cap­tain on the Ti­tanic.’’ I didn’t see the movie, but they all drowned in the end didn’t they? There are chefs and there are chefs. We meet the whole spec­trum tonight, from White, the most in­flu­en­tial chef of his gen­er­a­tion, to the one who sends a plate of un­cooked yab­bies out into a room­ful of peo­ple. You’d think, even though it sounds fright­en­ing to a per­son who isn’t a pro­fes­sional, that cook­ing three­courses for 120 should be fairly man­age­able. You’d think . . .

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