Gok's Lunchbox

Series 1 - Episode 5



You’ll have to ignore the lunchbox innuendos if you are to stomach this daily cookery competition. Gok Wan, who’s pretty good in the kitchen, you may recall, gives three amateur cooks a box containing the same mystery ingredients.

Having attempted to identify chorizo or fennel or gurnard, they have an hour in their own kitchen to create a dish from them (with a surprise one that Gok brings them partway through the process). The finished dish is then blind-tasted by the friends or family members who nominated them.

Generally what’s plated up looks ghastly, but it’s good fun and Gok does offer a few culinary tips along the way.


Competitive estate agent Rikki, experimental mum-of-two Claire and tradition-loving Sarah-Jane are tasked by Gok Wan to rustle up a fish dish to remember from the same mystery ingredients. A cash prize of £250 is on offer to the person whose offering proves most pleasing to the host's eyes and tastebuds.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gok Wan
Executive Producer Rachel Bloomfield
Series Producer Jim Warren