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Episode 12

The Chef's Protege Episode 12 of 20

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 Michel Roux Jr continues his quest as he meets three more students from the College of Food at University College Birmingham. First, Michel sets each aspiring chef a simple test - to cook the perfect omelette - to assess their level of skill, their instinct in the kitchen and, more importantly, what kind of bond he can potentially develop with them.

However, before making any further decisions Michel shows the three hopefuls how to cook a dish that reflects his classical French-style - rack of lamb with tarragon jus, fondant potatoes and vegetables. Working under Michel's tutelage the students recreate the classic dish before he decides who won't be continuing through to the next stage.

Two of the students will go on to join the successful three picked previously, as the five hopefuls move a step closer to becoming the Chef's Protege.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 2 Sep 2014 14:30


Role Contributor
ParticipantMichel Roux Jr
DirectorDave Crerar
Executive ProducerKaren Ross
Executive ProducerDavid Ambler

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