Great British Menu

FOOD TELEVISION – Weekdays from 6 August, 6pm

Great British Menu is back and the fight is on as some of the UK’s greatest chefs battle for the chance to secure a place for their recipes on the Great British Menu. Sourcing the best ingredients from their local area, our chefs each create a starter, a fish course, a meat course and a dessert that they feel epitomises all that’s best about their beloved region. At the end of each week the two chefs representing the featured region present their dishes to an expert judging panel who decide which chef’s menu goes forward to the national final.

FOOD TELEVISION – Weeknights from Monday 11 July, 9.30pm

Great British Menu is back as two chefs from each UK culinary region go head to head, trying to secure a place for their recipes on the Great British Menu. Sourcing the best ingredients from their local area, the chefs each create a starter, a fish course, a meat course and a dessert that they feel epitomises all that’s best about their regional produce. At the end of each week the two chefs present their dishes to an expert judging panel who decide which chef’s menu goes forward to the national final.

FOOD TELEVISION – Weeknights from Monday 2 August, 7pm

Each week on Great British Menu two chefs from a culinary region go head to head, trying to secure a place for their recipes in the national final. In the final week the nation’s top chefs compete to have their dish chosen for the final menu. This year is all about local food and as the National Trust has such a strong tradition of local food production, the chefs are tasked with sourcing as many ingredients as they can from farms, estates and the surrounding neighbourhood of a historic property in their region. The final banquet will be hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, who is a long-time advocate of local, seasonal food, and also serves as the President of the National Trust. He’ll be joined by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for the banquet and the guest list will be comprised of some of the nation’s best food producers, farmers and fishermen, the people who toil to put the finest local British produce on the map.

FOOD TV – Weeknights from 10 August, 9.30pm

The last few decades have seen a revolution in the way food is thought about in Britain. In the 21st century Britain has become a nation of foodies and its restaurants have been named some of the best in the world. In this new series of “Great British Menu”, the nation’s finest chefs will compete to honour the men and women from all three forces serving in Afghanistan with a glorious homecoming dinner that captures the authentic tastes of home. The British Forces richly deserve a sumptuous feast, and the best British chefs will be determined to win the honour of cooking it for them: four courses chosen by the nation to reflect and celebrate the best of British food, a feast fit for the Armed Forces and the families that love them.

FOOD TELEVISION – Weeknights from Monday 15 September, 7.30pm

Great British Menu is back with an all new series. Watch as season favourites, along side new faces, wage a week long culinary war in the kitchen. Sourcing the best ingredients from their local area, the chefs must create a starter, a fish course, a main course and a dessert that they believe epitomises all that’s best about their beloved region. From glorious Wales, Chefs Stephen Terry and Angela Hartnett go head-to-head with their starters; on the menu is ravioli stuffed with quail and chicken mousse, and breaded asparagus dish with a goats’ cheese dressing. The competition continues to heat up as Sat Bains and Glynn Purnell represent the Midlands and the east of England, going head-to-head to create a menu for culinary master Heston Blumenthal and top chefs from around the world at the iconic Gherkin building in London. At the end of a glorious seven-week culinary tour around the country, Britain will vote on the dishes they wanted to see on the definitive Great British Menu.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/menu_walesthree.shtml

Premiere: Great British Menu Final

Food TV – Saturday 24 November, 7.30pm

Don’t miss the hour long finale where we reveal which chefs have won their place on the Great British Menu to be served at the British Embassy in Paris. See if they manage to win over the French elite with their sumptuous four-course banquet showcasing the finest British ingredients and expert techniques.

Premiere: Great British Christmas Menu

Food TV – Monday 19 November, 8.00pm

The four winning chefs who cooked for the Queen at her birthday banquet are back to battle it out for Christmas. Richard Corrigan, Bryn Williams, Nick Nairn and Marcus Wareing have sharpened their knives and battled it out in the kitchen again – all to raise money for Children In Need. Over one week, their challenge was to create the ultimate Christmas feast and this time there could only be one winner. Each day they cook a different course culminating on Friday, when they present their menus to the Great British Menu judges and with the help of UK viewers, they decide who will be crowned as the winning chef on Great British Christmas Menu.

Food TV – From Monday 1 October, 7.30pm

Great British Menu returns as last series heat-winners are back to defend their regional titles.

Last time the prize was to cook for the Queen for her 80th birthday celebrations. This time around the challenge facing the chefs is to convince the French that Britain can match them when it comes to gastronomic prowess.

Each week two top chefs from a different region compete head-to-head to win the chance to cook for the British ambassador to France at the magnificent British embassy in Paris. Sourcing the best ingredients from their local area, the chefs created a starter, a fish course, a meat course and a dessert that they believe epitomises all that’s best about their beloved region.

At the end of a glorious seven-week culinary tour around the country, Britain voted on the dishes they wanted to see on the definitive Great British Menu.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/menu_index.shtml