Back up to: MasterChef: The Professionals
24/24 In the final, the chefs have three hours to create an exceptional three-course meal.
23/24 The finalists hope to impress thirty of the world's greatest chefs at a unique dinner.
22/24 The finalists are sent to cook at the celebrated Osteria Francescana restaurant in Italy.
21/24 The finalists must create dishes from a selection of kitchen scraps and leftovers.
20/24 The last pair of semi-finalists are sent into service at Sat Bains in Nottingham.
19/24 The second pair of semi-finalists take charge of courses at The Latymer in Surrey.
18/24 The first two semi-finalists do battle at London restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
17/24 The eight remaining chefs are given two hours to prepare a dish to impress Gregg Wallace.
16/24 The week's six best chefs face a tough battle for just two semi-final places.
15/24 The chefs are given 15 minutes to make a creme patissiere to use as base for a souffle.
14/24 Monica challenges the chefs to debone a saddle of lamb and roll and tie it for roasting.
13/24 Monica challenges the eight chefs to make a dish using a selection of seven ingredients.
12/24 The week's six best chefs must first impress Michel and Monica, then a panel of critics.
11/24 The remaining four chefs in this week's heat face a test of their bread-making skills.
10/24 The first four chefs from this week's heat are challenged to create a savoury sabayon.
9/24 It is the third week of heats. Eight chefs begin by facing Monica's Invention Test.
8/24 The pressure is on as the week's six best chefs are cut down to only two.
7/24 The second set of four chefs face Monica's Skills Test then cook two classics for Michel.
6/24 The chefs return to face Monica's Skills test and cook two classic dishes for Michel.
5/24 The eight chefs must concoct a dish using a selection of just seven ingredients.
4/24 The six best chefs return for the quarter-finals. Only two will progress to next level.
3/24 The next four chefs are tested and must create a classic dish with no weights or measures.
2/24 Four of the chefs face three daunting tests and meet Michel Roux Jr for the first time.
1/24 Michel Roux Jr, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace begin their search for a 2013 winner.