You can buy the official book to accompany the series, helping you to master the secrets of showstopping patisserie with the beautiful book of the BBC series presented by Tom Kerridge, and from the team behind Great British Bake Off:
Watch it: Tuesday 5th April 8pm, BBC2
You can watch it on the BBC iPlayer after it has been aired:
- Episode 1 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0763y6x
- Episode 2 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b076z1lb
What is it about?
Important professional chefs compete to produce the most impressive miniatures and show-piece desserts.
Five heats with three teams will compete, with winners going to the semi-finals and a grand final.
The first round will see the pastry chefs attempt the miniature round, where they will make 36 miniature desserts in a three hour time limit. It’s all about precision and detail.
You can read more about the show on the BBC website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0763y12
Who are the Contestants?
The chefs come from all different types of background, from specialist patisseries to famous hotels, from top restaurants to the armed forces.
Creme de la Creme Judges
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry won’t be judging this show. Say hello to Cherish Finden, Benoit Blin and Claire Clark.
Cherish Finden is an Executive Pastry Chef at The Langham in London and has won many medals in international culinary competitions, including 18 Golds. Accolades include Dessert of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year.
Benoit Blin works at Oxfordshire’s two Michelin Star Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons as the Chef Patissier, working with Raymond Blanc for over 20 years. He achieved the Master of Culinary Arts in 2005, making him one of the best best pastry chefs in the UK.
Claire Clark works for supermarkets and restaurants and runs a catering company, serving important clients such as Buckingham Palace and big A-list celebrities. She is the only female to receive the prestigious award of Meilleur Ouvrier de la Grand-Bretagne (Best Craft Worker of Britain) and was presented an MBE in 2011 in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
What do you think of the show?
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