portraits of Clare Smyth and Dominique Ansel, guest directors for episode 5

TOP CHEF 2022. Clare Smyth and Dominique Ansel challenge the candidates for Top Chef this Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Portraits of two internationally renowned chefs.

[Mis à jour le 16 mars 2022 à 17h00] Episode 5 of Top Chef airs this Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 9:10 p.m. on M6. During this episode, the 11 candidates still in the running will compete in two tests: revisiting the onion as a key element of the dish and creating a living dessert. The first challenge is launched by Clare Smyth: this 43-year-old British chef, who trained at Gordon Ramsay for four years, is the only British chef with three Michelin stars. She can sample her cooking at the Core by Clare Smyth restaurant in London.

Dominique Ansel will ask Top Chef 2022 contestants to impress her with a living dessert. This French pastry chef is particularly known for having created the cronut, a mixture of a croissant and a donut. It is possible to taste his preparations at Dominique Ansel Bakery, in New York. He received the title of best pastry chef in the world, awarded by the 50 Best, in 2017.

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Top Chef is the Wednesday night television show. The 2022 season began on February 16 and will probably end in May, as usual. Each new episode can be discovered on M6 from 9:10 p.m. on Wednesdays. It is also possible to find Top Chef in replay the day after its broadcast on the 6play.fr site

Fifteen candidates have been selected to compete on the 13th season of Top Chef. Among them, there are in particular 12 men, three women, including 3 Belgians. Featured candidates this season include Renaud, who had starred in Season 1 of Top Chef, Lilian, a young chef whose dreams of opening a gastronomic restaurant were shattered by the coronavirus and who has since become a manager of a supermarket, Thibaut who has a green star, or Louise, chef of her own restaurant in Portugal who does not lack original ideas in her preparations. Discover the portraits of the Top Chef candidates by clicking here.

Since the creation of Top Chef, the show’s jury has evolved from season to season, with some chefs leaving the show to be replaced by new names on the French culinary scene. For the 2022 season, Philip Etchebest (Blue Brigade), Hélène Darroze (Red Brigade) and Paul Pairet (Violet Brigade) return to the jury. by his side, michel sarran, emblematic jury of Top Chef, announced that he would not return to the program in 2022 due to the decision of the production. he is replaced by glen lotwho appeared several times on the M6 ​​program as a guest director.

During a press conference to present the new season of Top Chef, we were able to learn about the role that Glenn Viel will play this year. The chef of the Oustau restaurant in Baumanière (Baux-de-Provence) will train the orange brigade. “He has every intention of blowing it all up, commented Stéphane Rotenberg. He arrived with energy and the desire to do it very strongly.” Glenn Viel explains that he did not specifically ask to be part of the Top Chef 2022 jury, he was contacted by the production. “Of course, I jumped at the chance, he recalls. It is a well perceived competition, well seen, with the best chefs in the world who come to participate. They received me with great benevolence and kindness.”

Top Chef viewers discovered a new jury during the 2022 season. If Philippe Etchebest, Hélène Darroze and Paul Pairet are still present, Michel Sarran has been removed from the show. The latter evokes a production choice, without knowing the reasons: “It was a bit violent, recalls the chef from Toulouse in an interview with Parisina, last September. I didn’t expect it at all. Because I? What motivated his decision? Did I do wrong? I did not get an answer “. He is replaced by Glenn Viel who, according to information from Télé Loisirs, did not fail to contact his predecessor before filming, to correct him.

During a press conference in January 2022, Stéphane Rotenberg outlined the outlines for the next season of Top Chef. He sums it up with these words: “a new promotion of surprising character on the one hand, and a pantheon of great chefs on the other”. Among the guest chefs already announced for this 2022 edition, let us mention Alexandre Gauthier, elected chef of the year 2016, Clare Smyth, the first woman to earn three stars in the United Kingdom, Dominique Crenn, the first chef three Michelin stars in the United States United, or even Pia Leon, elected best chef in the world in 2021.

On June 9, 2021, Mohamed Cheikh became the winner of the 12th season of Top Chef. The candidate, who completed the entire competition under the guidance of Hélène Darroze, faced Sarah, from Paul Pairet’s squad, in this final. She obtained 54.86% of the votes, compared to 45.14% for Sarah, which gives her a profit of 54,860 euros. This young 28-year-old chef has never hidden that he comes from a popular suburb of the Paris region (Fontenay-sous-Bois), and that he had to struggle to find a place in the middle. . He has worked in particular with several star chefs, such as Eric Fréchon. He has also worked in prestigious restaurants, such as the Royal Monceau or the Shangri-La. From the start of the competition, Mohamed was part of Hélène Darroze’s squad.

Each new episode of Top Chef is available the day after it airs on repeat. Simply connect to 6play, M6’s streaming service, to find the episode. However, this one is available for a limited time, so it is recommended that you do not delay before catching up. You can watch Top Chef playing on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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