- Michel Roux Jr
- Monica Galetti
- Gregg Wallace
- Robin Leach
- Series Producer
- Rachel Palin
Duration: 1 hour
Eight chefs remain in contention. Four of them return in this episode to face three daunting tests before Monica and Michel decide their fate. It is their last chance to show they are serious about the competition before one of them is sent home.
First up is Monica and Gregg's infamous Skills Test. The judges give the chefs just 12 minutes each to skin a whole dover sole and cook a portion on the bone. Against the clock, they must impress Monica with their filleting skills as well as delivering a dish tasty enough to please Gregg. Any mistake could seriously damage their chances of continuing in the competition.
Next, the chefs face Michel Roux Jr for the first time when he sets them two Classics Tests. For the first challenge, Michel demonstrates how to cook roast saddle of hare with red wine and mustard sauce, before giving the chefs one hour to cook the dish from a basic recipe that contains no weights or measurements. Cooking game to perfection is a true test of their craft but they must also show that they can make a sauce to match. Finally, the four are asked to cook their own choice of classic dish for Michel in just one hour, before he is joined by Monica to decide which chef will leave the competition.
Only the best three chefs will go through to the quarter-final and move a step closer to winning the Professional MasterChef title.