MasterChef: The Professionals winners include Tom Hamblet, Nikita Pathakji, Dan Lee, Alex Webb, Stu Deeley, and others. It showcases the next generation of chef who are judged by Marcus Wareing who holds one star in the Michelin Guide UK.

It is a competitive cooking show aired on BBC Two and it is a spin-off from the main MasterChef series. Open to all professional working chefs it features any level from Michelin-starred kitchens to good old fashioned pubs. It first aired in 2008 and Gregg Wallace is the only original judge on the panel.

Over the years he has been joined by MasterChef judge John Torode, Michel Roux Jr. from two-Michelin-star Le Gavroche plus his then sous chef Monica Galetti.

 In 2014, it was announced that Michel had left the show due to "a conflict in commercial interests" and he was replaced by two Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing.

In 2023,  Tom Hamblet, sous chef at South Lodge in Horsham, has been announced winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2023.

Speaking exclusively to The Staff Canteen about his win, Tom said: "It feels great. All the hard work and time that's gone into it, it's really nice to see it come out in my favour."

Thanking his family and friends for their support, he said: "I'd like to dedicate this award to my whole family and my girlfriend. Everyone has been so supportive throughout. Thank you for all the support off everyone."

>>> Read: our exclusive interview with  TOM HAMBLET

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