Episode 4

Image for Episode 4Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

Episode 4 of 20

Duration: 30 minutes

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.

The fourth episode continues with Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin's search as he takes his four shortlisted students from his old catering college in Perth to cook at the exclusive venue just outside Edinburgh, Melville Castle.

At the castle, which used to be Mary Queen of Scot's hunting lodge, the aspiring young chefs are put to the test as Tom introduces them to his favourite ingredients - Scottish game. With rabbit, duck, wood pigeon and wild fruit on the menu the students are inspired by Tom's enthusiasm about the local produce but with rival chefs Michel Roux Jr and Theo Randall arriving for lunch their excitement soon turns to nerves.

In the kitchen the students begin creating their four-course lunch but when cooking for two of the most distinguished chefs in the UK preparing pasta and putting together a salad can seem more daunting that it would normally. Despite the pressure the hopeful apprentices are buoyed by Tom's words of advice and they do their best to rise to the occasion.

With Tom's reputation on the line, he can only hope his chosen four impress and that Theo and Michel's scrutiny of the competition gives them food for thought for their own search.

Come the end of the day Tom must make the hard decision as to who has impressed the most and lived up to his expectations as one student will be going home - only three students will stay on in the hope of becoming his protege.


Tom Kitchin
Dave Crerar
Executive Producer
Karen Ross
Executive Producer
David Ambler


BBC Food


Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at BBC Food's seasonal recipes

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss