dan masterchef the professionals 2011

It's sad to say that Dan was the first to leave Masterchef the professionals 2011.  Dan 34 from Lincolnshire, a catering teacher for a prison, was upset to be the first to go.  His first dish of Roast duck breast with sweet and sour blackberry sauce failed to impress, and his caramel decorations were just not up to the demanding standards set by Monica Galetti, Michel Roux's right hand woman.

"I'm absolutely gutted I won't get to cook for Michel, but I've not earned a place to be there" said Dan who will return to Lincolnshire much earlier than he hoped.

In the second episode of Masterchef professionals the group of ten were split in two with another contestant due to leave tomorrow when the second group meet their challenges.

Celebrity Kitchen will be following Masterchef the professionals throughout the competition