The Chef’s Desk Problem is without doubt one of the most vital components of the competitors, the place finalists deliver all the abilities they’ve acquired to impress a number of the finest within the business. This yr, celebrities must impress 4 pioneers of Italian delicacies within the UK: Francesco Mazzei, Jacob Kenedy, Theo Randall and Masha Rener.
To assist them on their journey in direction of the Italian culinary expertise, the ultimate trio take it upon themselves to cook dinner beneath the steerage of Giorgio Locatelli. Let’s check out Giorgio’s profession because the Superstar MasterChef finale attracts close to.
Who’s Giorgio Locatelli?
Giorgio Locatelli, 59, is an Italian chef residing within the UK. He was born on April 6, 1963 in Corgeno, a municipality within the Lombardy area of Italy.
Within the mid-Eighties, Giorgio started working in England in Anton Edelmann’s kitchens at The Savoy. The next years would see Giorgio transfer between Paris and Italy earlier than transferring to the UK for good within the Nineties.
In 1995, Giorgio Locatelli would open his first restaurant, Zafferano, which might catapult him to success. Two years later, Giorgio opened Spighetta on Blandford Avenue, adopted by his brother Spiga’s restaurant, Wardour Avenue, in March 1999.
Nevertheless it was in 2002 that Giorgio Locatelli’s large break got here. That yr, Giorgio and his spouse Plaxy opened his first unbiased restaurant; the opposite three had been beneath the command of restorers: Locanda Locatelli. That is the restaurant that seems within the last of Superstar MasterChef 2022.
Giorgio received his first Michelin star in 1999
Giorgio Locatelli has earned a number of accolades and awards all through his five-decade profession. He claimed the primary Michelin star from him in 1999, which was awarded to Zafferano.
Locanda Locatelli would obtain a Michelin star in 2003, which it has retained in subsequent years.
As Locanda Locatelli and the chef behind the restaurant are described within the Michelin information: “A couple of minutes within the firm of Giorgio Locatelli, whether or not nose to nose or via tv, reveals a person with a ardour for Italian meals, and that’s that very same ardour that has stored Locanda Locatelli on the prime for thus lengthy. The restaurant could also be in its third decade, but it surely nonetheless seems as trendy as ever and stays within the prime league of London’s trendiest addresses.”
They celebrated their twentieth Michelin star earlier this yr, in August.
The Superstar MasterChef champion will probably be topped this week
There are solely 4 celebrities left within the competitors, and as of but, it is unclear who will take residence the win. The finale will characteristic TV presenter Lisa Snowdon, EastEnders and Name The Midwife star Cliff Parisi, McFly’s Danny Jones and All Saints star Melanie Blatt.
The primary a part of the ultimate airs on Tuesday 20 September on BBC One and the second half airs two days in a while Thursday 22 September.
The ultimate episode will air from 8:30 pm to 9 pm on Thursday night time, the place we are going to lastly see which celeb takes residence the last word title of MasterChef Champion.
All episodes thus far can be found to stream on BBC iPlayer.
WATCH THE CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF FINAL ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22 ON BBC ONE
AND GET FREAKY WITH US ON INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND TIK TOK