For you guys who are not in the UK I just thought I’d tell you about a fantastic TV competition we have called ‘Masterchef’.
The competition is open to amateur wannabe chefs who would like to change their lives and make a career in the kitchen. Contestants enter from all over the United Kingdom and of course because they’re amateurs they come from all walks of life, there are hairdressers, real estate agents, pub landlords and guys who work in the City. After the selection process 132 people become the chosen few, and ‘They’re off’. The show (competition) lasts for 8 weeks and the contestants are put through their paces big time.
It really is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, you get stress, comedy, nail biting tension and at times you’re almost on the edge of your seat. They’re all great guys but during the course of the competition you do get your own personal favorite, the one you want to win, and boy oh boy if they get knocked out you really feel for them.
They have to invent dishes and survive as part of a team in a fast professional kitchen. For me it’s one of the best bits because the pressure is definitely on and if you’re easily offended you sometimes have to cover your ears because there’s no punches pulled in this section.
Finally they have to impress the judges by creating a dish to show they have the necessary skill, flair and potential to be a great chef.
The final of the present series ended yesterday and Wow what an emotional time, and I must say ‘Well done’ to all the guys who took part and allowed themselves to be put through the kitchen mincer.
The winner was a really nice guy who kept his cool and showed his talents consistently through the competition. So many congratulations to Dhruv Baker Masterchef.