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The Cake

Episode 5 of 8

Raymond Blanc challenges the four remaining couples to serve afternoon tea at a dance with over 100 guests, giving the chefs a chance to show off their baking skills.

There's a heat wave in Bristol and the four remaining couples sweat it out at a tea dance serving afternoon tea to over a hundred guests.

Front of house must up their game in presentation and service, and it's a chance for the chefs to show off their baking skills. There's another challenge, too: front of house must win over as many guests with their menus as they are competing directly against each other for the first time.

JJ and James relish the chance to outdo the others while Chris and Nathan come a cropper with their menu - and when Raymond's partners Sarah and David turn up, parched guests are wilting.

Evening service is a second chance to shine. At their restaurants, the couples take bookings from VIP guests with special requests. Each table of 12 wants a three-course meal topped off with a celebratory cake. Painful scenes unfold as the chefs pour their creativity into making cake mountains and flying planes.

For Raymond, Sarah and David it's a sobering night as they see who can polish up their service and deliver what the customer wants, and who looks like they have lost their way. At the end of it all one couple's journey will be over.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 26 Nov 2009 20:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Raymond Blanc
Participant Sarah Willingham
Participant David Moore
Executive Producer Chloe Solomon
Director Barnaby Coughlin
Producer Barnaby Coughlin


  • Thu 26 Nov 2009 20:00