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South West Judging

Creative culinary competition. The region's top two chefs cook for judges Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort and guest judge Grace Dent.

The nation's top chefs compete for the ultimate prize, the chance to cook at a banquet held at the Palace of Westminster, in celebration of everyday great Britons honoured by the Queen. In the year of the Queen's 90th birthday, the chefs have been challenged to showcase contemporary cuisine and demonstrate the transformation in British food during her historic reign. The 24 chefs competing have travelled the country meeting great Britons who have been recognised for their tireless and selfless work for charities, for their local communities or their country.

The south west region's two highest-scoring chefs cook for judges Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort, who are joined by guest judge, journalist and restaurant critic Grace Dent. The judges are impressed by some knock-out dishes from both chefs. They are also highly entertained when they are called upon to make one of their dishes themselves, but who has done enough to clinch the south west championship? The judges decide.

29 minutes



Role Contributor
Series Producer Kate Roberts
Director Duncan Thompson
Production Company Optomen
Judge Prue Leith
Judge Matthew Fort
Judge Oliver Peyton
Judge Grace Dent


Meet the Chefs

Meet the Chefs

Learn more about the chefs competing to make it all the way to the banquet.