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.