My Week on Great British Menu

15 Sep 2016

You may have seen me on the Great British Menu last week, thank you to everyone who has sent me messages, I really appreciated the support. I thoroughly enjoyed my week and thought I would take the time to reflect on my starring role with you.

You may have seen me on the Great British Menu last week, thank you to everyone who has sent me messages, I really appreciated the support. I thoroughly enjoyed my week and thought I would take the time to reflect on my starring role with you.

The filming was great fun, although nerve-racking to begin with. The first day was the hardest as I had to get used to the new cooking environment, chefs who I was cooking alongside and all the lights in the kitchen. With 8 camera men, 3 chefs and 3 big filming lights, it was extremely hot! What I found most surprising about the kitchen was that there were only 2 cooking stations for 3 chefs. Whilst this was stressful due to a lack of space, it was nice to work in close proximity to Josh Eggleton and Jude Kereama and get to know them well.

Looking back... The hardest of part of being on the show was having to judge the other chefs’ food. Having become great friends, it was hard to be critical of their supreme work. The best part of being on Great British Menu was getting the opportunity to meet Zoe Jackson (MBE). I had so much fun meeting her and going to the dance studio! My favourite plate was the ‘Swimming Through the Paths of Time’ fish dish. Not only was this my highest scoring dish, but it was also the one I enjoyed making the most.

My appearance on the show may be over; however there is still plenty of Great British Menu excitement around Stoke Park. On Thursday 13th October, for one night only, I am really looking forward to welcoming Josh and Jude to Humphry’s. We will be back in the kitchen together creating an outstanding tasting menu! If, like me, you’re experiencing Great British Menu blues, join us for this special event. To make a reservation please contact Reservations on 01753 717172 or email reservations@stokepark.com.

Finally, a huge congratulations to both Josh and Jude, they produced some amazing dishes. A further good luck to Josh in the final, no doubt you’ll do the South West proud