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Announcing the chefs from BBC’s Great British Menu 2017

Announcing the chefs from BBC’s Great British Menu 2017

by Great British Chefs 24 April 2017

The BBC has announced the chefs competing on the new series of Great British Menu, along with this year’s theme – 140 years of Wimbledon. Read on and get acquainted with the new chefs to be gracing the Great British Menu kitchens.

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Everyone’s favourite over-the-top, intensely technical cooking competition is back for an incredible twelfth series (with new judge Andi Oliver replacing Prue Leith), tipping the number of episodes aired over 500 and continuing to shed light on some of the UK’s most exciting culinary talent. It all kicks off on Tuesday 2 May so the banquet can be ready in time for Wimbledon’s 140th birthday celebrations (so expect lots of tenuous tennis puns), and it looks set to be one of the best yet. We’ll be bringing you more in-depth previews of each chef and weekly round-ups as the series progresses, but for now, here are the chefs competing in Great British Menu 2017.

The competing chefs by region

London and South East

Selin Kiazim, Oklava, London

Tom Kemble, Bonhams, London

Mike Reid, M Restaurants, London

South West

Tom Brown, Outlaw’s at the Capital, London

Dominic Chapman, The Beehive, Berkshire

Andy Clatworthy, formerly at Brigstow Bar and Kitchen, Bristol (now at 108 Restaurant, Copenhagen)

North West

Ellis Barrie, The Marram Grass, Isle of Anglesey

Paul Askew, The Art School, Liverpool

Tom Parker, The White Swan, Lancashire

North East

Tommy Banks, The Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire

Josh Overington, Le Cochon Aveugle, York

Danny Parker, House Of Tides, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Michael Bremner, 64 Degrees, Brighton

Ally McGrath, Osso, Peebles

Angela Malik, caterer for private clients, London


Phil Carmichael, Berners Tavern, London

Nick Brodie, Llangoed Hall, Brecon

Paul Croasdale, Alyn Williams at the Westbury, London


Pip Lacey, Murano, London

Ryan Simpson, Orwells, Oxfordshire

Nick Deverell-Smith, The Churchill Arms, Gloucestershire

Northern Ireland

Tommy Heaney, The Great House, South Wales

Eddie Attwell, St Kyrans, County Cavan

Joery Castel, formerly at The Boat House, Bangor (now at Saphyre Restaurant, Belfast)

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