After eight weeks of fierce competition, MasterChef: The Professionals comes down to the final episode.
Our three finalists – Rhett Willis, Rhys Badcock and Sarah Knights – have made it this far and tonight one 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 will be played out over three rounds, with 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 the persn often described as the re-inventor of Asian- American cuisine. The three contestants must create a dish based on three key ingredients used by David: chicken, miso and egg. With just 90 minutes to make their dish, it’s a test of creativity and speed.
Round two is a pressure test. The three contestants have to replicate one of Marco Pierre White’s classic recipes, a deceptively simple looking leek and lobster terrine. The slightest error will cost them points, and potentially the title.
The final round is a service challenge. The contestants need to prepare three courses for the toughest diners yet: 120 of Victoria’s top chefs.