Final pub chef to appear on Masterchef: The Professionals

By Jo Bruce

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Tobi is the final pub chef to appear in the current series
Tobi is the final pub chef to appear in the current series
The final pub chef to feature in the heats of BBC Two’s MasterChef: the Professionals has been announced.

Tobi Caira from the Flying Horse Inn in Boughton Lees, near Ashford, Kent is appearing on the show on Tuesday, 25 November.

They are among eight pub chefs who have featured in the current series of the show.

Other pub chefs who have appeared are Mark Parkinson, head chef of the Fleece Inn, Barkisland, West Yorkshire; Jethro Lawrence and Samantha McCormick of the Stapleton Arms,  Buckhorn Weston, Dorset; Zak Perrin of the Bell Inn, Stilton, Cambridgeshire; George Allan of pubco Cambs Cuisine’s the Cock in Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire; Ben Reid, of the Foxham Inn, Foxham, Chippenham Wiltshire and Kris Jury of the Tradesman's Arms, Stokenham, Kingsbridge, Devon.

The seven week competition for professional chefs sees them pushed to the edge of their gastronomic limits in the hunt for the next culinary superstar.

This year’s judges are two Michelin-starred British chef Marcus Wareing, chef Monica Galetti, and MasterChef’s seasoned diner Gregg Wallace.

Forty chefs compete in the heat stages, which run over the first four weeks. The heats are split over two nights each week and five chefs face three tests each show to determine who is good enough to progress to the next round. The best make it through to the weekly quarter final.

The 2012 competition was jointly won by chef Anton Piotrowski, who has just been awarded his first Michelin star. He is chef/owner of the Treby Arms in Sparkwell, Devon and the Springer Spaniel in Launceston, Cornwall.

*MasterChef: the Professionals is on Tuesday to Thursdays at 8pm on BBC Two.

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