The BEST episodes of MasterChef: The Professionals

Every episode of MasterChef: The Professionals ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of MasterChef: The Professionals!

Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing and vegetable expert and MasterChef veteran Gregg Wallace are on the hunt for a young chef who wants to make it to the top of the culinary world.

Last Updated: 1/29/2023Network:BBC One
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Final: Day 2
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Final: Day 2

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/19/2008

It's the final show and the three chefs face their most daunting task yet. First they have to cook for 30 of the best chefs in Europe and three former Michelin inspectors. Then they have to cook their best three course meal in the Masterchef kitchen and the champion is crowned.

Episode 10
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9.79
29 votes

#2 - Episode 10

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/2012

To begin, the remaining four chefs are challenged to prepare three different sauces.

Week 2, Day 4
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9.00
2 votes

#3 - Week 2, Day 4

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/4/2008

Two dishes in 50 minutes from the central ingredient of squid, then they must recreate two classic dishes; Ballotine of Guinea Fowl and Millefeuille.

Finals Week: Semi Final 1
star
9.00
2 votes

#4 - Finals Week: Semi Final 1

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/15/2008

The first two winners of the final six go head to head for a place in the final three. First they cook at the two Michelin starred Gidleigh Park under chef Michael Caines and then create a perfect dish in the Masterchef kitchen - only one can go through.

Final: Day 1
star
9.00
2 votes

#5 - Final: Day 1

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 9/18/2008

It's the penultimate show and only three chefs are left. They face two challenges: create an amuse bouche and petit fours, and then cook for five top restaurateurs.

Episode 3
star
9.00
2 votes

#6 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/7/2012

Each chef has to make honeycomb and then mould it into three different dessert decorations, with only 15 minutes to show off their skill.

Week 2, Day 2
star
9.00
2 votes

#7 - Week 2, Day 2

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/2/2008

Two dishes in 50 minutes from the central ingredient of duck, then they must recreate two classic dishes Skate a la Grenobloise and Oeufs a la Neige

Episode 7
star
8.83
6 votes

#8 - Episode 7

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/2013

The second set of four chefs face Monica's Skills Test then cook two classics for Michel.

Episode 22
star
8.71
7 votes

#9 - Episode 22

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/10/2013

The finalists are sent to cook at the celebrated Osteria Francescana restaurant in Italy.

Episode 15
star
8.67
6 votes

#10 - Episode 15

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/27/2013

The chefs are given 15 minutes to make a creme patissiere to use as base for a souffle.

Episode 23
star
8.67
3 votes

#11 - Episode 23

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 12/11/2013

The finalists hope to impress thirty of the world's greatest chefs at a unique dinner.

Episode 21
star
8.67
3 votes

#12 - Episode 21

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 12/23/2014

It's the final, and for Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace, the search for a culinary talent exceptional enough to be crowned champion is almost over. Over the last seven weeks, 40 of Britain's most ambitious chefs have fought for the competition's coveted title and only the three best remain. As they cook for the last time, just three courses remain between them and the title of Professional MasterChef Champion 2014. The three finalists must cook the best three courses of their lives for the MasterChef judges. In three hours they must bring together a starter, a main and a dessert, showing off the culinary ability that has got them to this stage, and raise it to another level. As the tension builds, they pour their heart and soul into every plate of food - nothing but perfect execution, mind-blowing flavours and jaw-dropping presentation will win them the title.

Episode 13
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8.60
5 votes

#13 - Episode 13

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/25/2013

Monica challenges the eight chefs to make a dish using a selection of seven ingredients.

Episode 19
star
8.57
7 votes

#14 - Episode 19

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 12/4/2013

The second pair of semi-finalists take charge of courses at The Latymer in Surrey.

Episode 24
star
8.50
6 votes

#15 - Episode 24

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 12/12/2013

In the final, the chefs have three hours to create an exceptional three-course meal.

Episode 12
star
8.50
6 votes

#16 - Episode 12

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/27/2014

The week's best chefs return for the quarter-finals and this is where the battle really begins. Their first challenge is an Invention Test - but this one has a twist. The quarter-finalists must create an exceptional plate of food from the kitchen offcuts and trimmings. Gone are the array of quality ingredients they are used to cooking with. Instead, the judges ask them to make their dishes from kitchen scraps, including bones, trimmings, fish skins, over-ripe fruits, cheese and stale bread. It's a daunting challenge and the price is high - after judging their dishes, Marcus and Monica decide who is worthy of continuing in the competition. Next, the chefs face the terrifying task of showcasing their skill to three of the country's toughest restaurant critics. The critics expect two exceptional courses and the chefs only have one hour and 15 minutes to produce an outstanding menu - good enough to secure their MasterChef future. Sitting in judgment of their culinary abilities are critics Charles Campion, William Sitwell and Jay Rayner. Only the two most skilful chefs can make it through to the semi-finals and continue the fight for the coveted title of Professional MasterChef 2014.

Episode 21
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8.50
6 votes

#17 - Episode 21

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 12/9/2013

The finalists must create dishes from a selection of kitchen scraps and leftovers.

Episode 7
star
8.50
2 votes

#18 - Episode 7

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2012

The five chefs from the first heat face Monica and Gregg in a skills test; the best four then meet Michel Roux who demonstrates how to prepare foie de lotte, monkfish liver three ways and asks them to recreate the dishes.

Episode 1
star
8.50
2 votes

#19 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/7/2011

Legendary double Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr and MasterChef dining expert Gregg Wallace are joined by Michel's trusted sous chef Monica Galetti as they hunt for Britain's next culinary superstar who has what it takes to go to the top of the culinary world. Ten chefs must deal with the pressure of an elimination round. In front of the watching Monica and Gregg, they must earn the right to cook for Michel. In the six-ingredient-invention-test, the ten chefs grapple with their nerves as they have one hour to prove their skill, palate, and creativity, preparing a dish from only six ingredients: duck breast, leeks, blackberries, garlic, thyme and cinnamon. The pressure is on if they are to impress the awesome palate of Michel's sous chef Monica and stand a chance of cooking for her boss. For now, they are all safe but in the next episode five of these ten chefs must return and face their final test, before Monica and Gregg decide who will be the first to cook for culinary giant Michel Roux Jnr.

Episode 8
star
8.50
6 votes

#20 - Episode 8

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/2013

The pressure is on as the week's six best chefs are cut down to only two.

Episode 2
star
8.43
7 votes

#21 - Episode 2

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/5/2013

Four of the chefs face three daunting tests and meet Michel Roux Jr for the first time.

Episode 2
star
8.40
10 votes

#22 - Episode 2

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/5/2014

Monica Galetti, Gregg Wallace and Marcus Wareing search for a culinary star as five more chefs cook to impress, hoping to secure a quarter-final place.

Episode 1
star
8.33
6 votes

#23 - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/5/2012

Ten chefs from kitchens all over Britain begin this year's competition. The chefs must make one dish using a selection of just seven ingredients.

Episode 13
star
8.33
6 votes

#24 - Episode 13

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/2/2014

It's the semi-finals. Two Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing, formidable chef Monica Galetti and MasterChef's seasoned diner Gregg Wallace step up the pressure in their search for a culinary talent exceptional enough to take the coveted title. After four weeks of fierce competition only the 12 best chefs remain, and the battle is on as they come together for the first time to cook off against each other. Their fate now rests in the hands of the infamous Invention Test. The 12 chefs have an abundant selection of meat and fish, fruit and vegetables and herbs and spices to choose from, but this time all the modern machines have been removed from the MasterChef kitchen. They must go back to basics using just the hobs and ovens - and their chef's intuition - to cook their dishes. As well as having to think on their feet and show off their creativity, their skills and judgment are tested to the limit. In two hours they need to deliver one dish that stands out from the crowd and proves to judges that they have a future in the competition. Marcus, Monica and Gregg choose the best eight chefs to go straight through, leaving the four weakest to cook off in a fight for one of two remaining places in the competition. In the most pressured hour and a half of their lives, the four remaining chefs must cook their showstopper dish, knowing nothing less that perfection is necessary if they want to survive. Only the ten best chefs can go on to battle for the title of Professional MasterChef.

Episode 20
star
8.33
3 votes

#25 - Episode 20

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/18/2014

The four remaining finalists battle it out to make it to the last three and the chance go on the trip of a lifetime to cook in one of the world's most creative restaurants. Their journey begins in the MasterChef kitchen, where they have two hours to simply cook a stunning plate of food for the judges. Nothing but their greatest dish will be good enough as after tasting the dishes, one chef will be sent home. The remaining three finalists travel to one of Europe's food capitals - San Sebastian in Spain. In its surrounding hills sits a food mecca, Mugaritz, and one of the most influential chefs of a generation, Andoni Luis Aduriz. The final three have a rare opportunity to spend two days at this world-renowned restaurant, learning from Andoni and his team. First, they get to grips with his food philosophy with a masterclass. It is vital the chefs take in as much as possible, because next they must prepare a Mugaritz inspired dish for Andoni himself. To pile on the pressure, if the chefs' dishes are strong enough, for the first time ever, Andoni has agreed to put them on the tasting menu at the lunchtime service the following day. The finalists return the next day to face the most nervewrecking challenge of their careers so far, when Andoni allows them to run service, cooking his nine course tasting menu for specially invited guests and the three MasterChef judges. Cooking at a level they have never come close to before, it is a tough ask for the three chefs. They need to impress.

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