6th December 2017
Only ten outstanding chefs remain in the competition and they have been split into two groups of five. Tonight the first team are set two daunting challenges by Monica and Marcus, which test them further than any previous round. For the first time, the professionals must show they can work together as a team to create a three-course fine-dining menu for special guests at the home of rugby – Twickenham. The chefs have two and a half hours to design and cook their spectacular three courses for legendary England rugby captain Will Carling and his invited guests, who include Twickenham’s head of catering Thomas Rhodes, England’s women’s captain Sarah Hunter, England women’s fullback Emily Scarratt, England Sevens’ captain and Olympic silver medallist Tom Mitchell, and rising England rugby star Ellis Genge.
The dining menu must live up to their expectations and please the palate and athletic waistlines of the rugby superstars. Having proved themselves as individual chefs in the competition so far, this is a chance for the judges to watch first-hand how the chefs work in a team. Who will shine through as a true creative? Who will step up in a leadership role, helping the team realise their collective creative vision? Will anyone crumble under the real time pressure of playing as a team?
Gutted for Tom, he did really well with both of his dishes but Greg put the damper on it. Looking at the positives he did amazing well and didn’t put a foot wrong.