Chef series finalists on a knife’s edge
eight weeks of competition, MasterChef: The Professionals comes down to the final episode. One of three finalists will walk away with $200,000, a round-the-world trip with access to some of the world’s greatest chefs and the title of Australia’s first Professional MasterChef. The finale plays out over three rounds, each round worth 20 points. Whoever has the highest overall score after the third round wins. Round one is a re-invention test with guest chef, David Chang, founder of Momofuku in New York and often described as the re-inventor of Asian-American cuisine. The three contestants must create a dish based on chicken, miso and egg in 90 minutes. It’s a test of creativity and speed. Round two is a pressure test. Contestants have to replicate one of host Marco Pierre White’s (pictured) classic recipes, a leek and lobster terrine. An error will cost them points and – potentially – the title. In the final round contestants need to prepare three courses for the toughest diners yet, 120 of Victoria’s top chefs.
7.30pm, Ten, Ten SC.