MasterChef: The Professionals is back on BBC One this autumn for its fourteenth series.
Viewers can tune in to see 32 eager chefs from across the country battle to become MasterChef: The Professionals 2021 Champion.
The new series will air on BBC One from Monday November 8.
Chefs competing will undergo more than six gruelling weeks of cooking challenges.
They have experience in the kitchens of pubs, pop-ups and fine dining restaurants, to private homes and super-yachts.
Returning as judges for fourteenth series is Michelin-starred chef, Marcus Wareing, highly-reputed chef, Monica Galetti, and celebrated MasterChef judge, Gregg Wallace, will oversee the cooking competition.
Their aim is to uncover the hottest new talent and they will judge the chefâ€™s technique, determination and creativity.
On returning to the series, judge Monica Galetti said: â€œThe hospitality industry has faced such unprecedented challenges over the past 18 months. Britainâ€™s chefs have been busting to get back behind the stove and I cannot wait for them to get cooking with passion and pride.â€
Fellow judge Gregg Wallace added: â€œAs a MasterChef: The Professionals judge and someone who loves eating out, Iâ€™m so excited that the series is back. Weâ€™ve got some outstanding talent and itâ€™s great to rediscover the joys of beautiful restaurant food.â€
What can you expect from this yearâ€™s MasterChef: The Professionals series?
For the first four weeks os the series, eight chefs will compete each week, with two chefs from each heat making the Quarter Final.
They will be required to take on the challenge of the infamous skills test and then produce a signature menu of two courses within an hour and 30 minutes.
In the Quarter Final, their first round will be an invention test with a twist and judges Marcus and Monica will select an ingredient on which the professionals must base their dish.
The four best performers then face an intimidating round of cooking for the UKâ€™s most discerning food critics.
For this yearâ€™s series that will include: Jimi Famurewa, Tracey MacLeod, William Sitwell, Grace Dent, Tom Parker Bowles and Jay Rayner.
Having proved their worth, the professionals who make it through to the Semi Finals and Finals will cook to a variety of briefs set by the MasterChef judges and guests, including chef Jean-Pierre Blondet.
They will then go out and open their own pop-up restaurant - serving their food to notable industry figures.
The most talented three professionals who make it to the prestigious Finals are offered the opportunity of a lifetime, to hone their skills in one of the country's greatest restaurants: Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, a three-starred establishment.
MasterChef: The Professionals starts Monday November 8, 7.35pm and 8.30pm on BBC One