MasterChef: The Professionals 2021 is set to conclude with a nail-biting finale tonight.
After weeks of intense competition and seeing off dozens of other chefs at the world-renowned three Michelin-starred restaurant, three contestants will battle it out for the coveted title.
The final will see the remaining stars tasked with creating a three-course meal for judges Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti, and TV presenter Gregg Wallace.
But who has made it to the grand finale? Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is in the MasterChef: The Professionals 2021 final?
MasterChef: The Professionals saw four contestants whittled down to three on Wednesday night as head chef Daniel Marreiros was eliminated from the show.
As a result, Aaron Middleton, Dan Lee, and Liam Rogers are the three contestants competing in the final.
The winner, who will be declared on Thursday evening, will get their hands on the coveted MasterChef trophy.
Each finalist will be tasked with reimagining a world-renowned classic dish for the judges, before cooking their own dish for Jean-Philippe Blondet, executive chef at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, inspired by the restaurant’s philosophy.
Dan, 29, who was inspired to cook by his aunt, said: ‘I feel I’ve pushed to better myself, and to be rewarded with a place in the final three is unbelievable.
‘The show has really taken me out of my comfort zone. It’s the first competition I have ever done so it was all a new experience for me, but I thought I might as well go straight in at the deep end.’
Aaron, 27, dedicated a dish in finals week to his girlfriend of eight years, who he met in the fish section at work.
‘I feel so lucky and proud to have made it to the final three. It’s been a long battle and I’m happy to be where I am today,’ he enthused. ‘Just one more push to kick it over the line.
‘It’s easy to watch at home and criticise the contestants, but to get in there and put your head on the chopping block in front on the nation – that takes guts of steel.’
Liam, 25, has worked under Andrew Fairlie at his two Michelin-starred restaurant in Gleneagles in Scotland and Sat Bains at his two Michelin-starred restaurant in Nottingham.
‘It’s incredible to make the final three,’ he exclaimed. ‘I never thought I would get this far. I’m honestly so proud of myself and I put a lot into it.
‘I think one of the best experiences has been Jay Rayner’s comment about my mackerel dish being a bobby-dazzler because I hadn’t heard his reactions until I watched the series.’
MasterChef: The Professionals will air tonight at 9pm on BBC One.
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