Masterchef Professionals 2020 finalists: Meet the contestants!

Masterchef Professionals the final airs tonight, and we will finally get to see who wins the coveted Masterchef trophy after a long wait.

The contestants have been battling it out in the kitchen for weeks, but tonight is the final chance for the chefs to prove themselves.

Keep reading to find out more about each of the Masterchef Professional 2020 finalists.

Who are the Masterchef Professionals 2020 finalists?

The three Masterchef Professionals finalists are Alex, Bart and Santosh. The three finalists have battled it out in the kitchen, and are ready to give it their all in the final.

You can watch the final of Masterchef Professionals at 9pm on BBC One tonight (December 16th 2020).

Alex – 25, Great Dunmow, Essex

Alex was born and raised in Great Dunmow and landed an apprenticeship at The Savoy in London after attending college. 

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He has also worked at Michelin-starred restaurants of Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and Roux at Parliament Square. Nowadays, Alex works as head chef at the same restaurant he got his first job in as a pot wash. 

Speaking about Masterchef, he said: “Growing up I loved competitions – the rush, the hype and the challenge! I decided to enter MasterChef because I wanted to see how far I could go; getting to the final four is something I will always be very proud of.”

Bart – 33, Uxbridge, Middlesex

Bart originally from Doorn and Zuilichem, The Netherlands and began working in a kitchen at age 16. He later studied at culinary school before working in Michelin starred restaurants including Toine Hermsen and Savelberg.

He now works as a private chef and runs a food blog. He said: “I entered the competition because I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could do real fine dining in my own style.”

“As a private chef I don’t do much fine dining and I really wanted to combine my experience travelling the world with my Michelin star education; MasterChef was the perfect opportunity to do this.”

Santosh – 35, London

Santosh is originally from Nepal and began his career in Gujarat, India, where he worked to support his family.

When he moved to the UK, he started working in Dishoom, and has since been in the kitchen of London’s Banares and was executive chef of The LaLit London.

Santosh is now the head chef at London’s Cinnamon Kitchen. He stated: “Getting into the final is a dream come true. I entered this competition to promote my country’s food to the world and being able to cook Nepalese food in the competition is very special.”

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