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London and South East Starter

Great British Menu, Series 8 Episode 1 of 45

Great British Menu is back and the nation's greatest chefs are competing to cook at a special banquet at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate 25 years of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day and celebrate the unsung heroes of charity work. Not only do they have to deliver a performance on a plate to win, they will also have to put a smile on everyone's face. The chefs will also be set fundraising challenges to raise money for Comic Relief. Also, each week a special guest will also join the judging triumviate.

The curtain raises on London and the South East - newcomers Matt Gillan and Adam Simmonds come face-to-face with returning contender Tom Aikens. Today, it is the starter course and someone will make a schoolboy error. Will Tom make a mistake delivering his complicated chicken dish? Or will it be Adam or Matt, who are creating wildly different pigeon dishes

Great British Menu veteran Richard Corrigan will be judging all week.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 25 Feb 2013 09:10

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive ProducerLisa Hazlehurst
Executive ProducerLisa Hazlehurst
Executive ProducerNicola Moody
Executive ProducerNicola Moody
JudgeRichard Corrigan
JudgeRichard Corrigan
JudgeOliver Peyton
JudgeOliver Peyton
JudgeMatthew Fort
JudgeMatthew Fort
JudgePrue Leith
JudgePrue Leith

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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