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South West Dessert

Great British Menu, Series 8 Episode 24 of 45

Great British Menu continues as 24 of the nation's finest chefs battle it out to cook gastronomic masterpieces that are also witty and fun. Their dishes have to put a smile on faces as Great British Menu celebrates 25 years of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day appeals.

Through the power of entertainment the charity has raised more than 800 million pounds, changing the lives of people in both Africa and the UK. So this year Britain's top chefs have been challenged to marry serious cooking with humour to celebrate the charity's achievements. The prize: to cook a dish at a special banquet at The Royal Albert Hall.

This time it is the turn of the South West and three chefs new to the Great British Menu kitchen battle it out for a chance to cook at the special banquet. Michelin star chef and passionate Cornishman Chris Eden is up against Michelin star chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias and rising star Emily Watkins. All three are determined to make their mark but for some of them nerves get the better of them.

The three South West chefs are judged by a veteran of the competition, two Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge. He will decide which chefs make it through to the judges on Friday.

The two highest scoring chefs will cook their entire menu again for the Great British Menu judges Prue Leith, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton. This week they will be joined by comedian and writer Simon Day.

This is the last chance for the chefs to impress before the final two chefs are chosen to face the Great British Menu judging panel. Which dessert will help get two chefs through to the Friday show? Will Chris Eden's 'Peach Melba' book him a place in tomorrow's regional final? Or will Peter Sanchez-Iglesias's 'Apple Pie' or Emily Watkins' 'Lolly and Sweets' dessert raise a smile and book them places in front of the judges? One of the chefs is helped in their fundraising endeavours by Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Thu 4 Apr 2013 09:05


Role Contributor
Series ProducerLisa Hazlehurst
Series ProducerLisa Hazlehurst
Executive ProducerNicola Moody
Executive ProducerNicola Moody
JudgeTom Kerridge
JudgeTom Kerridge

Banquet Recipes

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Discover how to recreate the four dishes that made it to the banquet.

The Chefs

The Chefs

Meet the chefs battling it out to make it to the banquet.