Great British Christmas Menu – Season 2020 Episode 01
An incredible roll call of British chefs, all former winners of the competition, compete to prepare an extra special festive feast for some of the heroes of this year’s pandemic, with a total of 17 Michelin stars competing across the series. Great British Menu judge Andi Oliver takes charge of proceedings as the show’s host.
Tonight, eight former champions compete to create Christmas-themed canapes and starters. And in a twist – they aren’t just cooking – they are judging each other too! Four chefs cook, while the other four taste and score their dishes in a blind tasting with Andi as referee. Then the roles are reversed as they take it in turns to both cook and score. Expect amazing cooking, tough criticism and surprising scores!
The tastes of Christmases’ past provide a lot of inspiration for the chefs, with prawn cocktails, parfait and vol-au-vents all receiving a Great British Menu makeover. Christmas crackers are an inspiration too – both in terms of presentation and in the punning titles of dishes, including Shrimply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time and Not Mushroom Under this Tree.
Each episode, an extra special veteran chef completes the line-up. Tonight it is Michelin-starred Lisa Goodwin Allen, who cooked the starter when Prince Charles was a banquet guest a decade ago and has since gone on to become a regular veteran judge on the competition. Now, to say thank you to key workers, she is bravely putting on her apron again in the GBM kitchen. Expect other big names from GBM’s illustrious history to join her in later episodes.
With only three chefs out of the eight going forward to cook for the judges in the next episode, competition is hot and the standard of cooking world class as the chefs unite to create unforgettable dishes for Britain’s key workers.
Great British Menu Show Summary
Great British Menu is a BBC television series in which top British chefs compete for the chance to cook one course of a four course banquet.
Series one and two were presented by Jennie Bond, the former BBC Royal correspondent, whereby each week, two chefs from a region of the UK create a menu. In series three and four, both narrated by Bond but with no presenter, three chefs from a region of the UK create a menu; only the two with the best scores went through to the Friday judging. In series five and six, the fifth narrated by Bond while the sixth is narrated by Wendy Lloyd, three chefs from a region of the UK create a menu, with in kitchen judging undertaken by a past contestant chef; only the two with the best scores go through to the Friday judging.
In each series, the Friday show is when chefs present all courses of their menu to a judging panel, tasted and judged by Matthew Fort, Prue Leith and Oliver Peyton. One chef each week goes through to the final, where the judges taste the dishes again and award them marks out of ten. The three dishes that have scored the highest for each course are then put to the public vote.
During the first series, it was decided that a chef could only win one course overall, therefore any chef who won the public vote for a particular course was then eliminated from any subsequent courses they had been shortlisted for. As the results for all four courses were announced on the same day, some chefs were eliminated under this rule. During series two, this rule was dropped, as highlighted by Mark Hix winning both the main course and dessert.
On 28 October 2016, it was confirmed that Prue Leith was leaving the show and would be replaced by Andi Oliver for series 12 in 2017.
On 1 October 2019, Susan Calman was announced as the new presenter for series 15. Filming took place in Stratford-upon-Avon and was completed in November 2019. The show will be broadcast in Spring 2020.
Great British Menu FAQ
What channel is the Great British Menu on?
BBC Two – Great British Menu – Next on
Is the Great British Menu on tonight?
When is the Great British Menu 2020 next on TV? The Great British Menu is on tonight, Thursday, May 14, at 8pm, on BBC Two. … All the recipes featured on the show can be found on the official BBC Two website.
What is the Great British Menu banquet?
After months of hard-fought competition, it is time for the Great British Menu banquet. The winning chefs cook their courses in celebration of nearly 200 years of British children’s literature.
Why did Thomas leave the Great British Menu?
Great British Menu viewers were in for a shock in last night’s episode (Thursday, April 23rd), as one of the top chefs competing in this year’s competition decided to leave. … For Devonshire chef Thomas, he opted out of the opportunity of a lifetime, cooking at the banquet, in a shock exit.
How many regions are there in the Great British Menu?
How many regions compete in Great British Menu? There are eight regions with three competing chefs from each, the regions are; Scotland, South West, North West, Wales, Central, London and South/East, North East and Northern Ireland.
Where can I watch Great British Menu?
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