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Great British Menu

  • 2006
  • Food
  • Lifestyle

Summary

"Great British Menu" is a cookery programme in which British chefs compete for the chance to create one course of a four-course banquet. The chefs initially compete in regional heats over five weekday programmes. From Monday to Thursday, the chefs prepare one course each day (starters, fish, mains and desserts) and on Friday, they present their full menu to the judges (Prue Leith, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton). In the first four series, two chefs competed to win the judges' vote on the Friday, with the winner going through to the final week. From the fifth series onwards, three chefs competed in the heats and their courses were judged each day by a contestant from a previous series. The two chefs with the most points by the end of Thursday's heat went through to Friday's weekly final. In the last week, viewers at home vote for the course they like the look of the best. The four winning chefs get to prepare a course each in a special one-off banquet. In series one, the winners prepared a birthday meal for the Queen and 300 guests. Jennie Bond presented the first two series and she narrated series three to five. Wendy Lloyd narrated the sixth series. It premiered on BBC Two in 2006.

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