THE long-awaited sixteenth season of Great British Menu kicks off tonight (March 24), with three hour-long episodes being aired each week on BBC Two for the next nine weeks until a winner is announced.
Chefs hailing from eight different regions of the UK will battle it out in a contest of culinary prowess cooking meals from a set brief in an attempt to win the grand title of Great British Menu winner.
What time is Great British Menu on TV tonight?
The show premieres at 8pm tonight on BBC Two.
This year’s theme for the banquet-based competition is innovation, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sir Timothy Berners Lee’s creation of the world wide web.
Who are the Great British Menu 2021 chefs?
The full list of all the contestants has been announced with a few names you may recognise from previous seasons, competing alongside new chefs in a bid to win.
Here’s a list of this year’s chefs from each region:
London & South East
Who are the series 16 judges?
Although the list of veteran judges appearing throughout this season has not yet been revealed, it is quite possible that a combination of past winners alongside some more familiar faces such as Michelin starred chefs, Richard Corrigan and Tom Aikens will appear on the show.
The judges for the regional and national finals for the competition will remain the same, with Oliver Peyton OBE and Matthew Fort back to judge each dish.
One rather substantial difference this year is the addition of cookbook writer and broadcaster Rachel Khoo joining the panel.
Each week the panel will also feature a guest fourth judge with ties to the brief of innovation, so look forward to meeting some great inventors and innovators of our time.
Who is presenting the show?
The current presenter of Great British Menu is award-winning TV chef, Andi Oliver.
Previously acting as a judge for the show since 2017, Oliver has taken over from her predecessor Susan Calman, with her first appearance in the new role during the Christmas 2020 special series.
Oliver will be at helm guiding the chefs each week.
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