MasterChef India welcomes legendary chef Marco Pierre White as a special guest judge. However, he offers the contestants a literal treasure chest full of mysterious ingredients and challenges.
Chef Marco Pierre White sets difficult challenge as debut guest judge on MasterChef India
The first British three-time Michelin Star awardee, Chef Marco Pierre White is gracing MasterChef India’s kitchen for the first time, though he is already MasterChef’s veteran guest judge, as he has previously starred in MasterChef Australia, and MasterChef Poland, among others. His gastronomical skills are testified by his tutelage, comprising of the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone, Mario Batali, Heston Blumenthal, and Shannon Bennett.
In the latest episode of MasterChef India Season 8, Chef Marco poses a difficult challenge for the home cooks. They will have to prepare a dish with only 250 ml (about 8.45 oz) of water, that too within 90 minutes (about 1 and a half hours). For the initial 15 minutes, they will not have access to gas or electricity. The following 30 minutes will allow only electricity, while the subsequent 30 minutes allow only gas. Only during the final 15 minutes will all resources become available to the contestants.
The episode also features several conflicts as well as challenges for their contestants other than the one posed by the judging panel. In a spunky move, contestant Nambie Jessica Marak willingly gives up her safety power card, that keeps her position secure in the competition, to cook and present her dish to Chef Marco. On the other hand, cook Prachi Agarkar faces an unfortunate hurdle when her plate breaks. Due to the risk of that dish being contaminated with shards of glass, it is disqualified by the judges.
However, Chef Marco has high expectations from the lot, since he believes Indian cooking is highly underrated. He further says in the episode that he is eager to watch the contestants cook and taste their culinary delights. Stream MasterChef India on SonyLiv to catch this thrilling episode with high stakes.