It is the final regional heat and the nation’s top professional chefs compete to cook at a banquet celebrating the heroes of the NHS. This week three chefs battle to represent Northern Ireland. Tommy Heaney, last year’s regional winner and head chef at the award-winning Great House Hotel in south Wales, is taken on by two newcomers – Shauna Froydenlund, chef patron at Marcus Waring’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant, and James Devine, the 2017 National Chef of the Year.
After meeting their surprise veteran judge, the chefs get on with cooking their starters. Tommy Heaney hopes to elevate a breakfast to fine-dining standards with his tribute to NHS nightshift workers.
Great British Menu episode 36 2018 – Northern Ireland – Starter
James Devine also attempts an unusual breakfast-themed dish, transforming tea and toast into a banquet-worthy feast. And Shauna breaks away from her classical roots with her take on a potato curry, dedicated to NHS staff who come from overseas. The nation’s top chefs compete for the chance to cook at an incredible four-course banquet.