North East chefs battling it out for a place in the final are returning contender Stephanie Moon and new faces to the contest, Colin McGurran and Charlie Lakin.
On Monday they'll be presenting their starters. Stephanie is making 'get set' goat's cheese, Charlie is cooking wild rabbit with carrot and Douglas fir needles, and Colin an intriguing 'quail in the woods'.
On Tuesday, they move onto a fish course, on Wednesday main course and on Thursday it's the turn of desserts. For each of those days they will have to impress veteran judge Nigel Haworth who recently joined Great British Chefs site before going through to Friday's final.
Chef and restaurateur Nigel Haworth is best known for his Michelin starred restaurant Northcote Manor where he was offered the position of Head Chef in 1984. (Lisa Allen, a previous Great British Menu competitor is currently Head Chef there). Ten years on and Nigel was celebrating an Egon Ronay Chef of the Year Award, one year later a Michelin star followed - which has been retained ever since.