So, I’ve given everyone time to watch and digest the final of Masterchef: The Professionals. How crazy was that?
The semi-final pitting Keri against Anton was, in hindsight, an indicator of what could follow. Both were put through to finals week and a few days later, both were crowned champions 2012.
Poor Oli, he fell apart a little bit and in any other year it might not have hurt his chances but this series was special and he finished third. His back story (which always fills the first 20 minutes of a final) focused on his current location of Camden, Would love to find out where he works – poor @oliboon1612 has no idea! He’s been thoroughly confused as hundreds of people tweet their congratulations: “why do people keep saying this to me Dave I can’t cook for shit ha!” I also loved Keri’s story. She had her hair down! She wore a lovely dress!
Right, finals week. There was the standard, cook-for-a-room-of-Michelin-starred-chefs round along with a day at Fat Duck. Nowhere as good as previous trips to Noma or Arzak but, there you go. It would have been nice to go elsewhere. There were a few chefs at the grand dinner that I wasn’t familiar with – could’ve gone to theirs.
As it hadn’t occurred to me that there could be TWO winners, I thought Anton would win by a very slim margin. I was half right!
Well done Masterchef. While I do think there should be one winner, I guess they couldn’t decide. Next season will have to go a long way to top that.