Masterchef Goes Large

Does anyone else watch this on FoodTV or seen it last year on TV1?

The show has instrumental music that sounds very much like “My Delirium” by Ladyhawke.

Is it or is it just a coincidence?

 

FOOD TV – Weeknights from 12 October, 9.30pm

Do you have what it takes to be the next Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey? The contestants in this latest Food TV series think they do. Restaurateur John Torode and vegetable guru Greg Wallace are searching for the next ‘Master Chef’. Over four weeks, ninety-six would-be chefs are whittled down to a mere four in a series of gruelling challenges that test their originality, ingenuity and ability to cook under pressure. They are all competing for the dream prize of owning their own restaurant, but can they stand the intensity of the professional kitchen? In the final stages the pressure is cranked up further. The remaining contestants will have be able to cope with cooking back stage for millionaire rock stars, making lunch for 600 marines on a battleship at sea and working in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Will flair and natural talent be enough to win or will it be one contestant’s precision, attention to detail and discipline that allows them to rise to the top and claim the ultimate prize?

New Episodes: Masterchef Goes Large

Food TV – Weeknights from 6 August, 7.30pm

Do you have what it takes to be the next Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey? The contestants in this latest Food TV series think they do. Restaurateur John Torode and vegetable guru Greg Wallace are searching for the next ‘Master Chef’. Wanna-be chefs are whittled down in a series of grueling challenges that test their originality, ingenuity and ability to cook under pressure. They are all competing for the dream prize of owning their own restaurant, but can they stand the intensity of the professional kitchen? In the final stages the pressure is cranked up further. Will flair and natural talent be enough to win or will it be one contestant’s precision, attention to detail and discipline that allows them to rise to the top and claim the ultimate prize?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/masterchef/

Recipes at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/masterchef/recipes_index.shtml

Masterchef Goes Large Weekdays, 5.20pm, from Tuesday 17 July

The search is on for amateur cooks of all ages who have what it takes to become a top restaurant chef. The contestants all want to have their own restaurant – they dream of becoming the next Jamie Oliver. But can they stand the intensity of the professional kitchen?

‘Masterchef Goes Large’, starting weekdays at 5.20pm, sees 96 British would-be chefs whittled down to a mere four in a series of gruelling challenges that test their originality, ingenuity and ability to cook under pressure. The judges – London restaurateur John Torode and fruit and veg expert Gregg Wallace – are on hand to offer hints and tips but, ultimately, to decide who stays and who goes.
Both presenters have a vast knowledge of all things food-related. Australian-born John Torode is a professional chef who runs ‘Smiths of Smithfield’, a four-floor space with several restaurants, ranging from an exclusive private dining room to a funky ground-floor café, located near London’s Smithfield market. He has worked in some of London’s most prestigious restaurants and is credited as being one of the main chefs to introduce Australasian food to Britain in the mid-1990s.

Gregg Wallace is a successful vegetable-grower and keen food historian, who supplies many large restaurants in London with fresh produce from his farm. In 1989, he started ‘George Allan’s Greengrocers’ – a company that built up to an eventual turnover of £7.5 million – which led to him being asked to front the Radio 4 show ‘Veg Talk’.

Once the pressure-filled heats of the show are completed, the final stages get set to crank up the chefs’ stress levels even further. Will the remaining contestants be able to cope with cooking backstage for millionaire music stars, making lunch for 600 marines on a battleship at sea, or working in a Michelin-starred restaurant? Could flair and natural talent be enough to win? Or will it be one contestant’s precision, attention to detail and leadership skills that allows them to claim the ultimate prize and be crowned Britain’s Masterchef?