Three of the UK's most renowned chefs are going back to catering college. Tom Kitchin, Theo Randall and Michel Roux Jr are each looking for a young student to take under their wing, someone they can mentor and inspire, who can eventually become their protege.
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin continues his quest as he meets three more of his old catering college's best students. Returning to where he trained, Perth College in Scotland, Tom sets each aspiring chef a simple test to assess their level of skill, their instinct in the kitchen and more importantly what kind of bond he can potentially develop with them.
Before making any further decisions Tom shows the three hopefuls how to cook a dish that reflects his core culinary principles - asparagus with a poached egg and an asparagus jus. Working under Tom's tutelage the students recreate the dish before he decides who won't be continuing through to the next stage.
Two of the students will go on to join last night's successful three, as the five hopefuls move a step closer to becoming The Chef's Protege.