Great British Menu 2022 episode 29 – Banquet Special

Great British Menu 2022 episode 29 - Banquet Special

Great British Menu 2022 episode 29 – Banquet Special: It’s the final, where the overall winner of Great British Menu 2022 will be decided. Over nine weeks, 32 of the best chefs from across Great Britain have been competing for the renowned title of Champion of Champions with menus celebrating 100 years of British heritage in broadcasting. Now it’s the banquet, where the overall winner will be voted for by an illustrious array of famous guests at London’s Alexandra Palace – the historical home of British broadcasting.



The judges, chef Tom Kerridge, restaurateur Nisha Katona and food podcaster and comedian Ed Gamble, have chosen four chefs, each from a different British region or nation, to create a banquet celebrating 100 years of British broadcasting.

Presenter Andi Oliver will show the chefs around the banquet location of Alexandra Palace. Known as the People’s Palace, it was here that the BBC led the world into the golden age of television when it transmitted the first high-definition public television service in 1936. But with a three-minute walk upstairs from the preparation kitchen to the service kitchen, it’s a challenging location to serve food.

Adding to the kitchen difficulties we’ve got one of the toughest crowds they’ll ever cook for. The guest list reads like a who’s who of broadcasting, including Floella Benjamin, Les Dennis, Anita Dobson, Brian May, Mary Berry, Prue Leith, the Hairy Bikers, Cherry Healy, Julia Bradbury, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha, Clive Myrie, Kirsty Wark, James Acaster, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. The chefs need to impress with every dish, as it’s the guests who choose the ultimate winner.


Great British Menu 2022 episode 29 – Banquet Special


Great British Menu is back for an incredible seventeenth series, highlighting the amazing culinary talent found across the UK and pitting chefs against one another in a bid to get a spot at the coveted banquet. While the format is staying the same as last year, there are a good few changes, including a brand new judging team and of course a fresh new brief for the judges to tailor their dishes to. Here’s everything you need to know in advance of the series starting.

This year the chef’s will be tasked with creating dishes that reflect ‘100 Years of Great British Broadcasting’. The BBC’s first ever radio broadcast was in 1922, kickstarting a complete overhaul of how we all consume media and culture ever since. We’re expecting plenty of TV and radio-themed props, as well as dishes that pay homage to some of the most iconic British TV shows ever made. The final banquet will be held at Alexandra Palace in London, attended by all sorts of famous faces from TV and radio.

It’s all changing this year, with last year’s line-up of Matthew Forte, Oliver Peyton and Rachel Khoo being replaced by some fresh new faces. Instead, we have Tom Kerridge, the multi-Michelin-starred chef behind The Hand and Flowers, The Coach and Kerridge’s Bar and Grill; Nisha Katona, the chef behind the very popular Mowgli Street Food restaurants and the author of four cookbooks; and Ed Gamble, who many will know from his role hosting the Off Menu podcast with fellow comedian James Acaster. Andi Oliver will still be in amongst the action in the Great British Menu kitchen, acting as host. Each week the regular judges will be joined by a guest judge connected to the broadcasting theme.

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