From one west coast to another, it is now the turn of chefs based in the south west of England to impress the judges after Glaswegian Jak O'Donnell won the Scottish heat. While the previous week saw two young bucks take on a GBM veteran, this heat is quite the opposite with one new chef competing against two relative old-hands.
Jude Kereama is the young gunslinger competing for the first time in the GBM kitchens. Based in Porthleven, Cornwall, the chef specialises in fresh, local seafood as well as being an advocate of organic produce. Born and raised in New Zealand, the chef's idiosyncratic cooking style is inspired by his own heritage (the chef is half Maori, a quarter Malaysian and quarter Chinese) and blends flavours from all over the world.
Dominic Chapman runs The Beehive in Berkshire, a restaurant and pub with robust dishes in part inspired by his years travelling the world. The Taunton-born chef is familiar with the GBM kitchens, having competed in last year's D-Day themed competition. Unfortunately, he was knocked out by Josh Eggleton and Emily Watkins before he was able to present his food to the judges, but here's hoping this year his interpretation of the brief - largely themed around the hymn Jerusalem (does this mean artichokes, we wonder?) - will take him through to the final.