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What happens to the food on MasterChef: The Professionals?

The hit show has seen some ingenious culinary creations. (Picture: BBC)

Finals week of MasterChef: The Professionals is here, with the remaining contestants simmering, poaching, and boiling to the best of their abilities to impress harsh judges Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing, and Gregg Wallace.

As ever, this series of the hit BBC cookery show has seen some ingenious culinary creations.

But as you’re watching these delicious dishes being made, you might be wondering exactly what happens to it once the cameras stop filming.

Here is all you need to know about the fate of the food.

What happens to the food on MasterChef: The Professionals?

MasterChef makes it very clear that absolutely no food is wasted after the judges have tested the meals.

We’d all love a taster of the mouth-watering meals, and it seems like the crew is no different.

Don’t worry – the food is not wasted (Picture: BBC)

The culinary delights are left for those operating cameras and directing the show behind the scenes.

So if the judges fancy polishing off a meal, there’s almost always someone on set who’ll help them out.

Things may be this different this series due to Covid-19 safety restrictions, but the BBC has reiterated its commitment to minimising food waste.

The show has strict rules about sourcing ingredients, with contestants ‘asked to only order the quantity of ingredients necessary to make the required number of plates of food.’

In addition to saving food by feeding the hungry crew, the BBC website states that the show:

  • Buys in bulk and reuses/restores all dry goods
  • Reuse ingredients across multiple challenges
  • Freezes or refrigerates what perishables they can for later use
  • Anything else, like leftover fruit and veg, is donated to the local food charities or food banks
  • Other leftover organic waste is composted

Last year, MasterChef Australia contestant Simon Toohey, a sustainability enthusiast, assured that no food gets wasted.

He told The Project, ‘A lot of the stuff goes to all the secondary charities like OzHarvest, Foodbank, etc and passed on from there if they aren’t used.

‘And then if they are, then they go to the compost or they get spread around to people like us and the crew so there is actually zero waste within the MasterChef kitchen.’

MasterChef: The Professionals continues tonight at 9pm on BBC One

Credit: Original article published here.

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