The winning chefs cook their dishes at the incredible Taste of Summer banquet. From Tim Henman to Judy Murray, the guests are all expecting perfection.
It is finals week and the competition reaches its thrilling climax. The eight winning regional chefs now battle it out for the honour of a spot on this year's banquet menu, celebrating 140 years of the iconic Wimbledon Championships. The regional champions now face each other for the first time in the kitchen. Each day, they cook one of their courses for the discerning panel of judges - Matthew Fort, Andi Oliver and Oliver Peyton. They are joined by a host of guest judges who know what it takes to be a Wimbledon champion.
The chefs need to convince the judges that their dish is worthy of a place on the final menu and that they have listened to any feedback the judges gave them in the regional heats. At the end of each round, when all the dishes have been cooked, the points are added together and the highest scoring chef wins the honour of cooking that course at the Wimbledon banquet.
It is the grand finale of Great British Menu and the winning chefs must now cook their dishes at the incredible Taste of Summer banquet. On arriving at Wimbledon, they are greeted by master of ceremonies Dan Bloxham, who gives them an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. Once in the kitchen, the chefs face the huge challenge of scaling up their dishes. They must prepare the winning menu for the banquet guests including Wimbledon players and champions as well as those who work behind the scenes to deliver the Championships. From Tim Henman to Judy Murray, the guests are all expecting perfection. Determined to do their absolute best for the celebrations, the chefs are feeling the nerves in the kitchen. Will they be able to deliver?
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Sporting OccasionOrchestra: Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Farnon.
|Executive Producer||Tom Clarke|
|Series Producer||Sally Wingate|