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Masterchef The Professionals – Marco Pierre White Is In Melbourne

It is not just Charles and Camilla gracing Melbourne with their regal presence, also cooking royalty is in town. Marco Pierre White is in Melbourne getting ready to start filming Masterchef: The Professionals with Masterchef judge Matt Preston.

It should be a good pairing. Masterchef: The Professionals will see professional chefs battle it out for the title. It will be great promotion for themselves and the eating establishments they either own or work in.

Also there is a whole new set with the show now to be filmed in Melbourne.

The Herald Sun says:

The famed international chef got his first look at the new Melbourne headquarters of Ten’s cooking show yesterday and is impressed.

The new MasterChef kitchen features a monster pantry that is double the size of the former Sydney warehouse kitchen.

The show’s new Melbourne set also includes new colours, remodelled workbench areas, and a lounge.

“I thought the MasterChef kitchen in Sydney was great, but now I have seen this it’s on a different level altogether,” the Michelin star chef says.

The 18 qualified chefs who will take part in MasterChef: The Professionals are yet to venture into what could quickly become hell’s kitchen.

“I love nothing better than testing chefs,” Marco says. “I want to push them to their extremes so they can discover who they really are and, in doing so, live out their full potential.”

Co-host Matt Preston is champing at the bit to get started.

“I cant wait to see what comes out of the kitchen with Marco at the helm,” he says.

“He is a culinary giant, a perennial over-achiever and a ferociously tough task master.

“He is a slightly scary bloke who can flip between volcanic intensity and a wonderful supportive warmth in seconds.”

Ten is tight-lipped about the challenges the chefs will face in MasterChef: The Professionals, but if the British original is any guide it will be super tough.

In the British version, chefs have to do excel at everything from classic steak tartare to intricate rabbit, venison, squid, and even wood-pigeon dishes.

Ten is set to start the 2013 ratings year with MasterChef: The Professionals, which could pit it against Seven’s rival My Kitchen Rules.

The 18 chefs will compete to win an around-the-world trip to apprentice at world-renowned restaurants, as well as a cash prize.

The casting of the judges is great hopefully there will also be a nice cross section of personalities as contestants.


1 Culinary Boner { 11.06.12 at 11:33 am }

I see…
“The new MasterChef kitchen features a monster pantry that is double the size of the former Sydney warehouse kitchen” = twice the amount of Western Star butter.

Back to this season’s “Stockgate”*- will the pros be forced to make their own stocks?

* Masterwiki entry –
“Stockgate” – a scandal occurring at the beginning of MasterChef Australia 2012, when due to the inability of production to screw down a gullible prepared stock provider, contestants were monstered by George and Gary for having the temerity of not using the 5 minutes allotted to them to make a masterful stock from scratch.

The monstering ceased a few episodes later when a stock sponsor was eventually found, to the collective “phew” of the contestants.

2 Culinary Boner { 11.06.12 at 3:48 pm }

The scene: Boner’s sitting on his lonesome parked on this thread.

Bored. Lonely.

Wondering when the rest of ’em will stop hanging out with the cool kids on Raver’s BB posts.

Slagging each other off about their respective opinions on a bunch of immature no-hopers of no consequence. Yes, that includes the ginger Yanni who at least had the honesty to admit that he’d shag anything if bored enough.

WTF is the world coming to? Does no one care about MasterChef any more? Where are the women who want to have Marco’s babies while tied and bound 50 Shades style by Matt Preston’s cravat? Where are the sceptics who know, deep down, that no matter how hard they sell this latest MasterChef concoction and no matter how excited we get in our delusion that it’ll be super duper viewing, Ten and Shine will somehow fuck the show right up? Surely all this is of more consequence than a bunch of bimbos and bogans on Channel Nine? Surely?

3 Reality Raver { 11.06.12 at 3:50 pm }

Yeah I know Marco is in town and they don’t care. Thursday your old friends will be back to play with you.

4 Morgan { 11.06.12 at 4:52 pm }

Good to know the cast will be a bit smaller than usual. Perhaps more evened out screen time for the contestants? Probably just wishful thinking though.

5 Georgie { 11.06.12 at 6:39 pm }

Rofl CB – you are so funny.

6 A.P { 11.06.12 at 6:45 pm }

We will be back soon for the next exciting instalment of Masterchef CB.
Meanwhile get yourself the latest copy of New Idea and drool over your favourite covergirl, AJAY!

7 Culinary "Bring Back Ajay" Boner { 11.06.12 at 8:08 pm }

good tip A.P, guess I’ll console myself with not being the winner of tonight’s lotto with a mag spread of the luscious Ajay

thanks georgie, despite me years I hope I never lose my immature desire to amuse