Beat the Chef

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    Episode 1

    Restaurateur Andi Oliver hosts the new series where amateur cooks compete with chefs. Rachel faces off against Mark Sargeant. They both cook a duck dish with a sauce and potato rosti.

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 2

    Chef Frederick Forster and amateur cook Paul make venison burger and chips. Whose dish do the Food Jury prefer? Paul just needs one vote but if he loses he'll walk away empty-handed.

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 3

    Experimental northerner Scott and bestselling cookbook author Clodagh McKenna each create different versions of chicken pie. Whose dish do the Food Jury prefer in the blind tasting?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 4

    This episode's gastronomic gambler hopes to beat a seasoned pro with fish and chips. Whose batter will be crisp and golden and will triple or twice cooked chips win out?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 5

    Amateur cook Jasmine from Durham and expert chef and cookbook author Clodagh McKenna each make their version of macaroni cheese but whose wins votes from the Food Jury?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 6

    A home cook and chef James Tanner are pitted against each other making their version of duck with winter vegetables. With an early mistake, can the plucky amateur pull it back?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 7

    Desserts are on the menu in this episode as the home cook and former chef of Britain's Restaurant of the Year, James Tanner, make their version of a plum pithivier

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 8

    This episode sees one amateur and chef Clodagh McKenna making their versions of prawn, chorizo and haloumi wraps. It's a deceptively simple dish and leads to interesting results.

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 9

    Today's gastronomic gamble sees top chef Mark Sargeant and the amateur compete to make Kenyan goat and chips. Who will have the juiciest goat and best chips when the Jury compare?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 10

    Today's culinary competition pits an amateur against chef, Frederick Forster. Who will have the most flavourful Asian miso broth and crispiest tempura when the Food Jury blind taste?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 11

    Professional chef Mark Sargeant and an amateur cook go head to head making curried lamb cutlets. Who will deliver perfectly cooked cutlets with a spice punch?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 12

    The culinary gamble continues for one amateur who faces the sweet dish round against former pastry chef Mark Sargeant. Can they produce a winning strawberry shortbread dessert?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 13

    This episode's cookery head to head sees top chef Frederick Forster and one of the amateurs putting all their energy into making the best butternut squash soup

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 14

    Top chef James Tanner and an amateur go head to head making a hearty black bean stew. Both try to pack bold, deep flavours and dark chocolate into their stews, but who will win?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 15

    One amateur is in the penultimate round and closing in on the grand prize. Top chef James Tanner and the home cook go head to head making their version of a trio of scallops.

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 16

    This episode's culinary fighter is determined to beat the top chef, Clodagh McKenna, with a fiery chicken jalfrezi. Whose dish will deliver when the Food Jury blind taste?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 17

    One of the amateurs takes on Mark Sargeant making bacon and goat's cheese ravioli. Can they stick to their guns and pull out a dish the Food Jury will vote for in a blind tasting?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 18

    This gastronomic head to head sees chef James Tanner and amateur making classic cod loin with crushed potatoes and peas. Who will have the flakiest cod and most buttery potatoes?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 19

    This contest sees chef Frederick Forster and amateur whipping up their version of a 'Steak Rossini' - perfectly cooked steak on a crisp crouton with a chicken parfait and rich sauce.

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 20

    A home cook faces the dessert round and the challenge of beating Frederick Forster with an apple tart. Whose apples will be sweetest and pastry most delicious in a blind tasting?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 21

    The heat is on to make the national dish of the Philippines: Filipino pork stew. Will the home cook's twist or Mark Sargeant's extra chilli and fresh coriander make the difference?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 22

    Chef and amateur go head to head making a dish of tagliatelle with pumpkin. Will the prosecco and coconut milk-based sauce clinch it for the home cook or will blue cheese swing it?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 23

    An amateur and chef make pork tacos and guacamole in a high tempo contest. Will the refined professional approach please the Food Jury or will passionate authenticity come up trumps?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 24

    An amateur takes on Mark Sargeant with poached salmon and hollandaise. Will orange in the sauce win over the Food Jury in a blind tasting or will chef's classic approach triumph?

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Episode 25

    In the last of the series, Frederick Forster and an amateur make their versions of chicken jalfrezi and pilau rice. As the votes will win cash prizes, the amateur means business.

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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