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Great British Menu, Series 7 Episode 11 of 45

Duration: 29 minutes

Great British Menu continues as the nation's greatest chefs battle for the chance to cook a glittering Olympic banquet.

This summer, another chapter will be added to Britain's sporting history when London hosts the Summer Olympic Games. Great British Menu: The Olympic Feast will give some of our greatest chefs a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a very special feast to celebrate the games coming to our shores and showcase contemporary British cooking at its absolute best.

With a glittering guest list including Olympic VIPs Jonathan Edwards, Sharron Davies and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the Olympic Feast will honour the hopes and achievements of our sporting heroes, willing them on to success, and it will be a glorious celebration of our country's extraordinary culinary talents.

For 2012, the chefs' task is to create a menu that captures the Olympic spirit - food that is breath-taking and awe-inspiring. Every great Olympian pushes their discipline on to new levels of excellence and that's the challenge for the 2012 Great British Menu chefs: can they create world-class, ground-breaking food that will celebrate the Olympic ideal?

This week it's the battle of the North East chefs - returning contender Stephanie Moon and newcomers Colin McGurran and Charlie Lakin. All of them are determined to knock out their rivals in the race to the banquet. Here, they kick things off with their starters; which one is going to be first off the blocks? Will it be Stephanie's 'get set' goat's cheese, Charlie's wild rabbit with carrot and Douglas fir needles, or Colin's 'quail in the woods'?

Great British Menu veteran Nigel Howarth will decide who goes through to the judges on Friday.


Executive Producer
Nicola Moody
Series Producer
Tanya Gottlieb


Q & A with the winning chefs

Winning Chefs

The chefs who made it to the banquet talk about how much it meant to them

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