MASTERCHEF: The Professionals is back again in full swing.
This years line up are coming from a wide variety of cooking backgrounds, so expect to see a mix of culinary skills.
Professional chefs are once again competing for the MasterChef titleCredit: BBC
Who are the contestants on MasterChef: The Professionals?
The BBC haven’t yet disclosed official information on their contestants, but here’s what we know about who’s competing.
Dave is the owner and head chef at The Fat Frog restaurant in The Chequers, based in Didcot.
Dave is a owner and head chef at a restaurantCredit: BBC
Nothing has yet been posted on Michaela.
Michaela is competingCredit: BBC
Philli is inspired by Asian foods – her love affair began when she joined Gordon Ramsay Restaurants.
She is 28 and from London.
She has worked for Gordon Ramsay RestaurantsCredit: BBC
Nothing has yet been posted on Andrew.
Andrew is competing Credit: BBC
Kuljit will be competing in the show’s first heat.
His LinkedIn profile says he’s Executive Head Chef at Marriott International.
Kuljit will be competing in the show’s first heatCredit: BBC
Sammy is 25 years old and from Berkshire.
He won Chef of the Year in 2019.
Sammy won Chef of the Year in 2019Credit: BBC
Nothing has yet been shared on Harrison.
Harrison will be competingCredit: BBC
Ross is a sous chef at Murrayside Care Home and Forage & Chatter, both based in Edinburgh.
Ross lives in EdinburghCredit: BBC
Santosh was born in Nepal and is of Indian heritage.
He is the youngest of seven siblings and has been in the food industry since the age of 14 – he began his career in India.
He is the head chef at Cinnamon Collection in London.
Santosh is the head chef at Cinnamon Collection in LondonCredit: BBC
Jabari is a sous chef at The Jugged Hare, London.
Jabari is a sous chef Credit: BBC
Nothing has yet been posted on Ash.
Ash is competingCredit: BBC
Jamaar won the Southwest Young Professional Chef of the Year in 2019.
Jamaar won the Southwest Young Professional Chef of the Year in 2019Credit: BBC
Victor is head chef at Talking Drum London.
Victor is head chef at Talking Drum London, which serves West African foodCredit: BBC
Rich is going to feature in Heat 4.
Rich will feature in Heat 4Credit: BBC
Luke is a sous chef at Halifax Hall hotel, Sheffield.
He also has his own meat business called Luke Rhodes Smokehouse BBQ.
He has his own meat business Credit: BBC
Burhan is a 23 year old chef based in Coventry.
He studied catering at college and took part in competitions.
Burhan is a 23 year old chef based in CoventryCredit: BBC
Information is yet to be shared on Joe.
Joe will be competingCredit: BBC
Bart is a private chef working in multiple locations.
Alongside this has has an online shop and recipe site.
He got his first job aged 16 at Toine Hermsen, a Michelin star restaurant in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Bart got his first cooking job aged 16Credit: BBC
Jono is the head chef at Vice and Virtue, a restaurant and bar in Leeds.
Jono is a head chef in LeedsCredit: BBC
Alex is head chef at Square One restaurant, Dunmow.
He’ll be working this Christmas day and is taking orders on Instagram.
Alex is a head chefCredit: BBC
Jahdre is head chef at his own restaurant called Haywards, based in Essex.
He works alongside his wife who runs the restaurant.
Prior to this, he was head chef in The National Gallery in Australia.
Jahdre has his own restaurant Credit: Facebook
Information has not yet been shared on Aaron.
Aaron will be competingCredit: BBC
Nothing has been shared on Scott yet.
Guillaume trained in Paris then moved to London.
He opened his first restaurant in Primrose Hill, called La Ferme.
He likes to reinterpret French dishes.
Guillaume likes to reinterpret French dishesCredit: BBC
Hira is a senior sous chef at Dine At Six in Nottingham.
In his spare time he enjoys boxing.
Hira is a senior sous chefCredit: BBC
Otis is head chef at Cellar Club, Leamington Spa.
He also runs trader Grandad’s Kitchen, a street food business.
Otis is a head chef and runs a street food companyCredit: BBC
Carla lives on the Isle of Mull.
She is the owner and chef at Ninth Wave Restaurant and works as a food writer.
Carla posts her bakes on InstagramCredit: BBC
Reece is from Sheffield.
He is a junior sous chef at The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow.
Reece is a junior sous chefCredit: BBC
Dalila is a chef from Sardinia.
Dalila is a chef from SardiniaCredit: BBC
Information hasn’t been shared on Harry yet.
Harry will be competingCredit: BBC
Paul is the executive head chef for Heritage Portfolio, meaning he’s behind the menus at high profile Royal events.
He’s from Edinburgh.
Paul has cooked for the Royal familyCredit: BBC
Who won MasterChef: The Professionals in 2019?
Stu Deeley won the competition last year.
Hailing from Birmingham, the chef is now working on an at home menu in light of the pandemic affecting the food industry.
He works for the Michel-starred Simpsons restaurant and has a passion for cooking Asian flavours and dishes.
He can be found on Twitter on @stuartdeeley.
While there is no cash prize for winning the show, chefs have gone on to have even more success in the cooking world.
What time is MasterChef: The Professionals on TV tonight?
MasterChef: The Professionals continues tonight (November 11) at 9pm on BBC.
The show made the switch from BBC Two to BBC One this year in light of high ratings during the last series.
Episodes will air everyday Tuesday to Thursday until the final.
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