Great British Menu 2021 episode 12 – Wales Judging: The two highest scoring chefs from Wales must go head-to-head and cook their six-course menus again. But will they take on board their veteran’s advice as they serve a panel of judges and a guest judge from the world of maths and engineering, whose skills are used to work out how to do daredevil stunts on TV?
The chefs need to impress the formidable judges – food writer Matthew Fort, restaurateur Oliver Peyton and broadcaster and food creative Rachel Khoo – as well as a guest judge, which in this episode is Hugh Hunt. Hugh has helped TV speedster Guy Martin ride a wall of death and make the motorbike jump that Steve McQueen couldn’t make in The Great Escape. How will he judge dishes celebrating British science and innovation, including two dishes celebrating an early pioneer of astrophotography?
Great British Menu 2021 episode 12 – Wales Judging
Along with Masterchef, Great British Menu is a cooking show that has been running so long it is basically a national institution by now. However, even after all these years, Great British Menu manages to keep fresh with new ingredients for season 16 – former judge Andi Oliver is now presenter, with cook, writer and broadcaster Rachel Khoo taking her place on the judging panel.
It’s a very formidable line-up – so can the chefs impress with a menu based on innovation to celebrate thirty years of the world wide web?
Oliver Peyton is a renowned restauranteur and founder of cafe and restaurant service Peyton and Byrne, and was awarded an honourary OBE in 2012. He has been a judge on Great British Menu since it began all the way back in 2006, and has released two cookbooks: The National Cookbook: Recipes from the National Dining Rooms at the National Gallery and British Baking.
Matthew Fort – Great British Menu 2021 episode 12
Food writer and critic Matthew Fort was the Food and Drink Editor of The Guardian for over ten years, and has also written for Esquire, The Observer, Country Living, Decanter, and Waitrose Food Illustrated. He has also written several books on gastronomy, and been awarded Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year, Glenfiddich Restaurant Writer of the Year, and The Restaurateurs Association Food Writer of the Year.
Fort has also presented TV shows such as UKTV Food’s Market Kitchen, and has been a judge on Great British Menu since the show’s beginning.
Rachel Khoo – Great British Menu 2021 episode 12
Rachel Khoo’s breakthrough came through the BBC series The Little Paris Kitchen, which along with the cookbook of the same name brought critical and commercial acclaim. She has since released six bestselling cookbooks and toured the world making cookery shows for the BBC, Food Network UK, and other international broadcasters.
This will be her first year as a judge on Great British Menu, taking over from Andi Oliver who is now host.