Great British Menu 2019: Judge, Contestants, And All We Know So Far
The Great British Menu aka Great British Christmas Menu aka Great British Waste Menu
aka Great British Budget Menu is a cooking competition between top chefs. It premieres on BBC Two and features the top chefs attempting to cook one course of a four-course banquet. GBM aired first in 2006 and has been hosted by Jennie Bond ever since. 544 Episodes of GBM have released so far, each episode separately between 30-60 minutes.
The first episode of GBM came out on March 18, 2019, which saw London and South East contestants competing against one another. Chefs such as Michael Carr, Samira Effa and Tom Anglesea were seen taking part in GBM. So all in all, there are 24 chefs divided over eight areas. For the 2019 GBM, 24 chefs are competing to serve a course at Abbey Road Studios. They are all over from London and the South East contestants. They then cycle through the North East, Central, North West, Scotland, South West, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
This attempt marls music-inspired anniversary of the last time The Beatles played together. For this Season, Michael O’Hare will be with the chefs in the kitchen as they cook music-inspired dishes. BBC has listed out the name against the restaurant of each chef before the show even began.
The judges for 2019 are Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton, and Andi Oliver. They took over from Prue Leith when she resigned to join The Great British Bake Off. The finale will be judged by Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet, MOBO Awards founder Kanya King, Andrew Ridgely of Wham! and Peter Hook of Joy Division, New Order and Peter Hook and the Light.
1. London and South East (Week beginning March 18)
Ben Marks, Perilla, London
Luke Selby, Hide, London
Paul Walsh, City Social
2. North East (Week beginning March 25)
Michael Carr, formerly Restaurant 92, Harrogate
Samira Effa, formerly Alimentum, Cambridge, now The Box Tree, Ilkley
Tom Anglesea, The Laughing Heart, London.
3. Central (Week beginning April 1)
Kray Treadwell, Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds
Sabrina Gidda, AllBright, London
Ryan Simpson-Trotman, Orwells, Oxfordshire.
4. North West (Week beginning April 8)
Adam Reid, Adam Reid at The French, Manchester
Hrishikesh Desai, The Gilpin Hotel, Lake District
Liam Simpson-Trotman, Orwells, Oxfordshire.
5. 5. Scotland (Week beginning April 15)
Ben Reade, Edinburgh Food Studio, Edinburgh
Gordon Jones, Menu Gordon Jones, Bath
Lorna McNee, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles.
6. South West (Week beginning April 22)
Emily Scott, St Tudy Inn, Cornwall
Joe Baker, Number 10, Jersey
Lee Smith, Samphire, Jersey.
7. Wales (Week beginning April 29)
Andrew Sheridan, formerly Sosban, Carmarthenshire
Tom Westerland, The Brasserie at Lucknam Park Hotel, Wiltshire
Cindy Challoner, formerly The Classroom, Cardiff.
8. Northern Ireland (Week beginning May 6)
Alex Greene, Deanes EIPIC, Belfast
Chris McClurg, Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Cornwall
Glen Wheeler, 28 Darling St, Enniskillen.