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Series 1 (2006) The birthday meal for the Queen was on 16 June 2006 and for 300 people, so each dish created had to be suitable for a summer banquet. All recipes have been published in a book by Dorling Kindersley.
Great British Menu has now been on our screens for 15 years, with the first season having been screened in 2006, and over the years has been a springboard for some of the nation’s now most succesful chefs to go on to do some amazing things.
He… Michelin-starred pub chef Tom Kerridge has been crowned one of four winners of BBC Two’s Great British Menu after winning the main-course round.
Are contestants paid? The Sun has reported that Great British Menu contestants don’t receive budget for taking part on the series. The restaurants they represent need to allocate a budget for their appearances. Moreover, Great British Menu provides a good exposure for the chefs and restaurants they are represented by.
THE GREAT British Menu crowned Niall Keating as its winner on Friday May 15 in a grand finale which saw the contestants compete to cook up a delicious banquet. Niall is the Executive Head Chef at Whatley Manor, a two Michelin-starred country house hotel in the Cotswolds.
BROADCASTER and restaurateur Andi Oliver is the host of the Great British Menu.
What is this year’s theme? This year, the theme celebrates British Innovation, thirty years after Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web and Helen Sharman became the first British astronaut to go into space.
The show is filmed in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, in a specially built studio kitchen. The final banquet, however, will take place at a secret prestigious location – past banquets have been held at the Royal Albert Hall and Abbey Road Studios.
- Stuart Collins. Stuart Collins will compete in the first episodeCredit: BBC. Stuart is 37 years old and from Staffordshire.
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Susan Calman made waves when the Great British Menu radically shook up its format last year. The Scottish comic took over presenting duties for the show, giving viewers greater insight into the kitchen than ever.
Joël Robuchon, 31 Michelin Stars Introducing Joël Robuchon – the chef with the highest number of Michelin stars. He holds number one spot among the world’s top 10 chefs, making him the world’s best chef according to the Michelin star rating.
The literature-themed banquet, which marked 150 years since the death of Charles Dickens and aired on the BBC last Friday (15 May), saw all three chefs present dishes influenced by their favourite works of fiction.
RACHEL KHOO is a new face to BBC Two’s Great British Menu, joining co-stars Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort to judge an array of dishes. In her illustrious career as a chef, Khoo spends her time cooking up delicious feasts, from roast dinners to French pastries.
Oliver’s daughter is television presenter Miquita Oliver. Her brother Sean died in 1990 of sickle cell anaemia aged 27.