Thursday, 12 December 2013

Blimey! How Great WasThe MasterChef Professionals 2013 Final!

Wow! The finale for this years MasterChef  Professionals was outstanding. The talent was amazing and I genuinely felt quite conflicted over who I wanted to win. 

Adam Handling in particular had been strong throughout and I was consistently amazed with the quality and the beauty of his dishes. The complexity and precision was evident in each of his plates. 

Scott Davies didn't impress me until the later stages. He seemed solid but didn't have the wow factor, but then as the competition progressed and his confidence and plating skill grew, he started to shine. I especially loved the look of his 'garden' plate. 

Steven Edwards (or "Horsham" as I referred to him as throughout the show to Rob) was always impressive and keen to progress his skills. I really liked his great attitude and thought he seemed like a nice guy as well as being a genuinely talented chef. I also loved his enthusiastic approach - esp in Italy. He was like a bookworm in a library feasting on knowledge. Tbh him and Adam were my favourites. I loved Adam's technical skill and die-hard commitment to only put out the best food, and I loved Horsham's passion filled, enthusiastic and beautiful humble plates of food.

The finale was a tense affair and I really felt for the chefs getting to hear each other's praise and criticism - if I had been one of them, after about 10 mins I prob would have been hidden in the corner with my apron stuffed in my ears. 

I thought that Michel Roux Jr. was a bit harsh on Adam. But I thought they picked the best chef on the day.

Look away now if you have not watched the final.

Steven "Horsham" Edwards winning put a smile on my face as I thought he really deserved it. Though I kind of think they are all winners as they all have what is sure to be,  spectacular careers ahead of them!


I love this quote from Steven on what winning feels like:

"I’m exceptionally happy, I can’t believe it, this is what dreams are made of isn’t it! I don’t know how to describe how I’m feeling, it means so much. These kinds of things don’t seem to happen to me, it just feels unbelievable.”


Says it all really :) Well done Steven! 

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