If you’re into food and can knock up a half decent plate, there’s a good chance that someone, say a family member or friend, will have popped this question to you – ‘Hey, have you thought about applying for MasterChef?’ It’s a good question and perhaps you should. Why not? Go on. Go for it. ‘Go aaaaaaan ‘ave a go!’ As Gregg might say, whilst eating a whole Christmas pudding with his bare hands.
The same question, however, seems a bit more puzzling should it ever be put to a chef. Like someone who actually works in the industry. ‘Hey, you’re a chef, have you thought about applying for MasterChef? Because, well, you’re a chef…and um...well you could go on to become an even bigger chef! Is this…is this a good idea?’ Maybe not. Maybe it’s not a good idea.
My main point being, if it’s your job in real life, then surely a lot more must be at stake? By throwing your lot in and taking a chance in front of millions of people, that’s one hell of a gamble, isn’t it? Because there’s always the small chance of cocking up and revealing that really, you don’t know what are doing. Imagine going back to your mates in the kitchen? Imagine going back to your boss?! Strewth, it doesn’t bear thinking about.
But here we go again with the latest series of MasterChef: The Professionals and the car crashes certainly piled up on screen. Thankfully, a couple slipped through the wreckage with a deft swerve and a skip, so here’s the lowdown of what happened in the first week. Before we start though, we must congratulate Marcus Wareing once again on his spectacularly coiffed beard, Monica Galetti on her natty new glasses and Gregg Wallace for returning as a ‘Judge’. For I am sure he was labelled ‘Taste Consultant’ in the last series.