Series 15: 16. Episode 16

Tonight, the second group of amateurs get their first taste of professional cooking. They are heading to Ella Canta in London’s Mayfair, under renowned Mexican Chef Patron Martha Ortiz. The six contestants will be responsible for serving up every dish on the menu to paying customers during a packed lunch service.

Then, it’s back to MasterChef HQ for an Invention Test with John and Gregg. In a last chance bid to stay in this year’s competition, each cook has to show they have learned from their experience and can create a unique and outstanding dish worthy of gracing the table of a professional restaurant.

In an unexpected twist, two-Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr returns the MasterChef studio, this time as a guest judge to help John and Gregg evaluate the six amateur cooks’ dishes.