The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals Feb 20, 2023 16:23:04 GMT
Post by Kao on Feb 20, 2023 16:23:04 GMT
This is a spinoff show from the GBBO universe that features professional pastry chefs from famous restaurants, hotels, and specialty bakeries. It's a regular series on Channel 4 but is premiering on Netflix. The contestants compete in teams creating some pretty amazing things, but the critiques are a bit harsher than on the regular GBBO; a judge actually shook his head sadly and told one pair "Now, you know you made something ugly" in a delectable French accent, lol. Pastry chef Cherish Finden and chef patissier Benoit Blin are the judges and like I mentioned while they can sometimes be harsh when they are pleased they are REALLY pleased; I loved Cherish telling a team "You know when I say I want to have a doggie bag that I really like this!" Fan GBBO Favorite Liam Charles and Tom Allen are the hosts and I think Liam's found his calling because he has the right personality for this, plus he meshes well with Tom.
The bakes are everything from cakes to confectionery delights, and has a slightly different format; instead of the Signature, Blind, and Showstopper bakes the patisserie chefs competing are asked to first show their prowess making Miniatures, then tackling a Secret Recipe, and then there’s a Showpiece Challenge that takes a few days to complete; they sandwich the Minatures and Secret Recipe challenge between the big Showpiece. I think some of the teams suffered from the obvious time restraints because some of the bakes literally fell apart and it's such an upsetting thing when that happens. Overall, it's a fun addition to the GBBO universe and I hope we get more seasons on Netflix. I can also say that I like Benoit and Cherish a bit more than Paul and Prue because Benoit is delightful even when he's being bitchy, and Cherish is so enthusiastic about everything, even the things she doesn't like, lol.
Is anyone else watching?