Bake Off: The Professionals spoilers follow.
Bake Off: The Professionals, the Great British Bake Off spin-off, has crowned its 2023 winners.
The final put the three teams – Andrew and Raf from Harwoods Patisserie, Annie and Subin from The Dorchester, and Mauro and Daniel from The Landmark London – to the ultimate test as they baked to impress judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden in two difficult challenges.
The first challenge saw the bakers adorn a dessert trolley with sweet treats within a four-hour deadline, while they were tasked with making a 1920s-themed banquet fit for 80 guests in seven hours for the second.
In the end, after a hard-fought battle, Mauro and Daniel were crowned the winners thanks to their impressive final banquet of desserts.
"Mauro and Daniel never gave up and that is the key for them to win this year," Cherish said after announcing the winners.
Benoit added: "It was a very tough decision, but we are very happy for Mauro and Daniel, they worked their socks off all throughout the competition, and they have been brilliant. You have done well."
Team captain Mauro said: "We worked so hard for this and it’s a dream come true. The moment we heard our names announced, I just exploded with an extreme shout!
"After five months of working hard and intense pressure, I was so pleased to win especially as Cherish had been such a great support throughout.
"Benoit also gave us very honest feedback which helped us get to the end, he is a very detailed judge and although his feedback could be uncomfortable at times, it spurred us on and got us to the final!"
Bake Off: The Professionals airs on Channel 4.
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