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Great British Menu Contestants 2022, Details About The Entire Great British Menu Cast 2022

Great British Menu is a famous BBC TV series. In the series, top British chefs will compete for the chance to cook one course of a 4-course banquet. Series 17 started on 1 February 2022. The competition’s theme is Great British Broadcasting, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the BBC starting radio broadcasts. The series has a new judging panel with Ed Gamble, former GBM champion Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona becoming the new judges, and Andi Oliver staying as host. The Great British Menu Contestants 2022 is listed below.

The four Welsh Nathan Davies, Larkin Cen, Mark Threadgill, and Tom Phillips heats will begin on February 15 at 8 pm on BBC 2 with episodes on Wednesday, February 16, and Thursday, February 17. The information about the chefs is given below. Here are the 4 different regions of Chefs.

S.No. Region
1 Central region
2 Wales
3 North West
4 London and South East

Here are Great British Menu contestants 2022

S.No. Contestant
1 Sally Abe
2 Ben Orpwood
3 Liam Dillon
4 Harvey Perttola
5 Nathan Davies
6 Larkin Cen
7 Mark Threadgill
8 Tom Phillips
9 Caroline Martins
10 Dave Critchley
11 Sam Lomas
12 Stevie Lamb
13 Angelo Sato
14 Robbie Lorraine
15 Spencer Metzger
16 Tony Parkin
 

Central region

Sally Abe

Sally is the well-known chef consultant at The Pem restaurant in the Conrad London Hotel. She is from Mansfield in Nottingham. Sally opened “The Pem” in July 2021. Sally’s cooking style is British, seasonal, with elegance. Her personal menu includes local produce from the UK’s most landmark events. 

Ben Orpwood

Ben is from Cambridge. He began his career off at Queens College. He is an Asian cuisine enthusiast. He spends most of his career cooking in places like Australia and Asia. Ben’s food style is Asain influences and pushes the limits of fine dining.

Liam Dillon

Liam is very competitive. He is from Lichfield. Liam’s love for food began at a young age. He spends evenings with his nan, making stews and baking. Liam’s menu for the competition is innovative and creative. 

Harvey Perttola

Harvey is from Nottingham and is the head chef at Restaurant Six at the Trent Bridge cricket ground. Harvey’s career in food began when he was 14, he was an apprentice chef at Opus then. He moved to work at Hampton Manor. He would describe his food as Modern British mixed with classical French.

Wales

Nathan Davies

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Nathan Davis is returned to the GBM kitchen. He opened “Sy23” in Aberystwyth, where he presents his ethos of locally forages or ingredients cooked over the fire. He is a woodsman, so he makes his own pine oil which is a unique ingredient he brings to the competition.

Larkin Cen

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Larkin’s food interest started when he was a child. He watched his parents cook in their Chinese takeaway in Cardiff. He is the owner of 4 restaurants and he hopes to bring his traditional Chinese flavors to the show.

Mark Threadgill

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Mark Threadgill was born and grew up in Gwynedd. He wrote in his school report that he would like to be head chef at Portmeirion Hotel when he was just 14. After 12 years, he made that a reality. He hopes to add focus on sustainability and local Welsh produce.

Tom Phillips

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Tom Phillips is back to the competition for a 2nd time after he has gained his 2nd Michelin star as head chef. He started his career at the Ritz in London and then moved on to many places across Europe. Tom’s cooking style is innovative, elegant, precise, and unpretentious.

North West

Caroline Martins

Caroline Martin now lives in Manchester, and there she runs her own pop-up Sao Paulo Project presenting fine dining Brazilian/British fusion cuisine. She took part in the Brazilian MasterChef and became runner-up in National Chef Of The Year 2020.

Dave Critchley

Dave Critchley started to be in the kitchens when he was 15-years-old. He became Executive Head Chef at The London. He went on to discover traditional Chinese cooking, and he is now the executive chef at Liverpool’s Lu Ban.

Sam Lomas

Sam Lomas is from Macclesfield and is the head chef at Glebe House in Devon. He is 26 years old now. He is dedicated to having a connection with local supplies and believes in growing his own livestock on site.

Stevie Lamb

Stevie Lamb is now the head chef at the 3AA rosette The Orangery in Darlington. He is 26 years old now. He loved cooking from a very young age and thanked his nan, who was a home baker. He took inspiration for her classics in his cooking to this day and was extremely proud to be representing the North West in the competition.

London and South East

Angelo Sato

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Angelo calls his food “European with a Japanese accent” and focuses on layering flavors. He was born in Japan and then moved to London when he was 17-years-old. The BBC Natural History Unit and The Chelsea Flower Show are the inspiration for his competition’s menu.

Robbie Lorraine

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Robbie decided to open his own restaurant in Brixton. His cookery skills all came from his past and played heavily on nostalgia from his trips to various diners. His menu seeks to celebrate 100 years of British Broadcasting which contains an homage to Absolutely Fabulous and a tip of the hat to Grange Hill.

Spencer Metzger

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Essex lad Spencer is fresh to the competition. He comes from a promotion to head chef at The Ritz. Essex’s background is rooted in classic French cuisine, and he has picked up some more contemporary flourishes on the way.

Tony Parkin

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Tony is very eager for a 2nd shot at the competition. He scored a ten with a dessert last time. He knew he wanted to be a chef when he was growing up with his parents in the industry. He is well trained and has a French cooking style using modern techniques and Thai influences.

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