Episode 18

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Duration: 1 hour

The competition to crown Britain's next culinary superstar reaches the semi-final stage.

The first pair of contestants go head to head as they take part in service at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley Hotel, one of London's top restaurants. Working under extreme pressure, the two semi-finalists must reach the exacting standards of the Michelin starred kitchen. They are each responsible for a highly complex dish that must be executed with precision, finesse and on time.

Marcus then asks them to recreate one of his favourite signature dishes: roast lobster, smoked egg yolk, and broccoli prepared four ways. The dish is dressed with two sauces - a hollandaise and a lobster reduction.

Then, the two semi-finalists return to the studio for one last challenge. In this daunting final test, they must produce a main and dessert inspired by their experience at The Berkeley Hotel - and they have to blow the judges' minds. Michel and Gregg must then decide which chef will leave the competition.

Credits

Judge
Michel Roux Jr
Judge
Michel Roux Jr
Judge
Gregg Wallace
Judge
Gregg Wallace
Participant
Marcus Wareing
Participant
Marcus Wareing
Director
Dave Crerar
Director
Dave Crerar

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Recipes

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