Bake Off: The Professionals is back on Channel 4 and from the contestants to the judges, here's all you need to know.
Bake Off: The Professionals continues tonight, Sunday May 20 at 8PM on Channel 4.
Bake Off: The Professionals invites six teams from top hotels, restaurants and small businesses to battle it out for their place in the competition.
Professional duos from across the U.K. will go head to head in a series of competitive heats judged by celebrated pastry chefs Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin.
In each episode the expert pairs will be challenged to two rounds that will test their professional ability and allow them to showcase their creative flair. A new presenting line up of Tom Allen and Liam Charles will offer their own comedic take on events in the professional’s kitchen.
Bake Off: The Professionals contestants
In week one, starting the show were:
Chefs from Sweet Art Lab Theo and Hideko
Chefs from Resorts World Darryl and Bharat
Chefs from Bom Bom Patisserie Marta and Julie
Chefs from St David's Michael and Rebekah
Chefs from The Hilton Park Lane Emmanuel and Sam
Chefs from The Warren Chris and Bjarni
Bake Off: The Professionals judges and hosts
Celebrated pastry chefs Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin are judges for The Great British Bake Off's professionals spin-off.
Cherish Finden is Creative Development Chef at Godiva Chocolates. Benoit Blin is Chef Patissier at Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons.
Meanwhile, Tom Allen and Liam Charles will host.
Tom Allen is an award winning comedian best known for his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and riotous storytelling. Twenty year old Liam Charles came fifth in the last series of The Great British Bake Off but to many he was one of the shows standout stars. Liam’s enthusiasm for baking is infectious and his use of interesting flavours won him much praise from the judges and admiration from fans.
Bake Off spoilers!
In tonight's latest episode, the remaining four teams battle it out as things start getting tougher. It's chocolate week, and for the first test the judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden have a surprise up their sleeves - a secret recipe challenge.
The teams must rely on their innate patisserie knowledge, adaptability and teamwork in order to succeed. There's also the Showpiece Challenge, with just five hours to produce a magnificent chocolate showpiece around the theme of a masked ball, with two types of filled and moulded chocolates. The team creations must demonstrate a mastery of chocolate, consummate technical ability, artistic flair - and a moving part. Which team will be going home by the end of the day?