Great British Menu is back, and this time the nation’s top professional chefs are competing for a chance to cook ‘A Feast to Say Thank You’ at a glorious banquet celebrating 70 years of the NHS, one of Britain’s most prized institutions. Across eight regional heats, 24 chefs compete in the toughest competition of their lives as they attempt to dazzle with their culinary skills, serving up outstanding dishes that honour the incredible work of the heroic NHS staff and give them a gastronomic experience they will never forget. In each regional heat, they first have to impress one of the surprise veteran judges whose identity won’t be revealed until they walk through the door. The two highest-scoring chefs then face our exacting panel of judges – Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and Andi Oliver.

Read more about the article Great British Menu episode 30 2018 – South West – Judging
Great British Menu episode 30 2018

Great British Menu episode 30 2018 – South West – Judging

It is time for the two remaining chefs representing the south west to go head to head as they cook their menus again for the exacting panel of Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton. With a spot in the national finals at stake, both are aiming for perfection as they bid for glory.     The judges are joined by Barbara Childs, a matron in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who isn't afraid to…

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Read more about the article Great British Menu episode 29 2018 – South West – Dessert
Great British Menu episode 29 2018

Great British Menu episode 29 2018 – South West – Dessert

With just one more chance to impress their veteran judge, the chefs are all hoping to use their pastry skills to deliver technically complex desserts. Tom's cooking an Invalid Fruit Tart, inspired by a 1950s recipe, while Jude is making six different apple elements for his An Apple a Day. Olivia is using stout in reference to an outdated old wives' tale which suggested the drink was a healthy source of iron during pregnancy.       Great British Menu…

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Read more about the article Great British Menu episode 28 2018 – South West – Main
Great British Menu episode 28 2018 - South West - Main

Great British Menu episode 28 2018 – South West – Main

It is the main course and two of the chefs are hoping duck will win the day. Tom is preparing a technically challenging duck dish steeped in NHS history, while Jude is making a multi-element Chinese duck dish inspired by his mum. Olivia is hoping her dish, using two unusual cuts of beef, will score top points. Olivia also visits her local children's hospital, home of the second busiest paediatric A&E in the country.     Great British Menu episode…

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Read more about the article Great British Menu episode 27 2018 – South West – Fish
Great British Menu episode 27 2018

Great British Menu episode 27 2018 – South West – Fish

It is the fish course and with Tom renowned as a fish specialist, all eyes are on him. He is cooking his take on a classic British fish supper in tribute to a charity which looks after the health of local fishermen. Jude is attempting a complex fusion dish featuring four different fish and an unusual x-ray-themed presentation, while Olivia is paying tribute to the staff who looked after her during the birth of her first son with her take…

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Read more about the article Great British Menu episode 26 2018 – South West – Starter
Great British Menu episode 26 2018

Great British Menu episode 26 2018 – South West – Starter

The competition continues as the nation's top professional chefs compete to cook at a banquet celebrating the heroes of the NHS.     Great British Menu episode 26 2018 - South West - Starter   This week it is the turn of three chefs representing the south west, including two who have competed before but meet in the kitchen this week for the very first time. First up is Jude Kereama, who competed in 2015 and 2016, and is back…

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