MasterChef: The Professionals champion is crowned

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The 2020 edition MasterChef: The Professionals appeared in a different format than usual as the chefs were put through their paces over the past few weeks.

This year, filming has been centred entirely around the MasterChef kitchen, instead of the exciting – and sometimes exotic – locations that we usually see the chefs performing in. Nevertheless, as Alex Webb, a 25-year-old head chef from Great Dunmow in Essex, was crowned the 2020 champion, one aspect remained constant, and that was the pride in winning one of the most iconic cooking trophies in the world.

The MasterChef competition began back in July 1990, where the first winner, Joan Bunting, was awarded a trophy depicting a chef’s hat on a gold roundel, engraved with the words “Master Chef”. This sat on a wooden plinth. In 2005, the trophy was revamped into a thick acrylic profile of the new MasterChef logo, a letter “M” surrounded by two circles. It was coloured red and had a highly polished metal facia and metal base.

The current trophy design was introduced in 2012, and features a polished aluminium MasterChef logo sitting on a tiered polished aluminium base, which is engraved with the title of the award.

The MasterChef competition has been adapted in around 50 countries and is one of the most sought after engraved awards in the culinary world. Amateurs, professionals, celebrities and juniors continue to compete for the coveted title despite the current restrictions, delighting us with their mouth-watering creations.

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