Applications open for MasterChef: The Professionals 2018

14 February 2018 by
Applications open for MasterChef: The Professionals 2018

Cooking competition MasterChef: The Professionals is calling for entries for its 11th series on BBC Two.

This year, Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace will return to judge the competition.

Applicants must be aged 20 or above on 25 April 2018 and be a resident of the UK. They also need to have worked for at least two years as a chef in a professional kitchen and/or have the necessary NVQ qualifications.

The application form can be found here.

Craig Johnston, 22, sous chef at the Michelin-starred Royal Oak Paley Street near Maidenhead, Berkshire, won last year's competition.

The show ran for six weeks and saw 48 chefs battle it out in the kitchen.

Johnston said: "This is a dream come true. I've loved every single minute of it. My career is just beginning, I'll have to hold on tight as it'll probably be a bumpy ride, but I'm looking forward to it."

Wareing added: "You don't come across chefs like this very often. It's very rare. I have to say that, truthfully we've just found a star of the future."

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