Great British Menu 2022 chef line-up: week-by-week

The chef line-up for BBC Two’s Great British Menu 2022 is being confirmed week-by-week as the series goes on.

A total of 32 chefs will represent eight different regions or nations, designing dishes to celebrate the history of UK broadcasting across the BBC and other channels.

The latest series will also see a new judging panel. Andi Oliver will remain as host but will be joined by chef Tom Kerridge, restaurateur Nisha Katona and comedian Ed Gamble.

Chefs will compete to win the chance to serve their dish at a banquet at Alexandra Palace in north London attended by some of the biggest names in television.

So far, the following chefs have been confirmed:

Week 1:

– John Torode

– Monica Galetti

– Michael Caines

Week 2:

– Marcus Wareing

– Paul Ainsworth

– Angela Hartnett

Week 3:

– Nathan Outlaw

– Lisa Allen

– Atul Kochhar

Week 4:

– Tom Kerridge

– Nisha Katona

– Ed Gamble

The chefs according to region are as follows:


Harvey Perttola, head chef, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham

Ben Orpwood, executive chef, Lucky Cat, London

Liam Dillon, owner, the Boat Inn, Lichfield

Sally Abé, chef consultant, the Conrad London St James hotel


Caroline Martins, founder, Sao Paulo Project, Manchester

Dave Critchley, executive chef director, Lu Ban, Liverpool

Sam Lomas, head chef, Glebe House, Devon

Stevie Lamb, head chef, the Orangery at Rockcliffe Hall, Darlington, County Durham


Larkin Cen, chef patron, Woky Ko, Bristol

Mark Threadgill, head chef, Portmeirion hotel, Gwynedd

Nathan Davies, chef patron, SY23, Aberystwyth

Tom Phillips, head chef, Restaurant Story, London

London and the south-east

Angelo Sato, chef patron, Humble Chicken, London Soho

Robbie Lorraine, chef patron, Only Food & Courses, London Brixton

Spencer Metzger, head chef, the Ritz, London St James’

Tony Parkin, head chef, Tony Parkin at the Tudor Room, Surrey


Adam Handling, chef-owner, Adam Handling Restaurant Group

Calum Montgomery, chef patron, Edinbane Lodge, Isle of Skye

Fraser Smith, head chef, Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh

Stuart Ralston, chef patron, Aizle and Noto, Edinburgh

North East and Yorkshire

Bobby Geetha, chef-patron, Fleur Cafe, Leeds

Elizabeth Cottam, chef-owner, Home, Leeds

Luke French, chef patron, Jöro, Sheffield

Mark Aisthorpe, chef-patron, the Bulls Head, Holymoorside, Derbyshire

The South-West

Charlotte Vincent, head chef, the Five Bells Inn, Devon

Elly Wentworth, head chef, the Angel, Dartmouth, Devon

Nat Tallents, development chef, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Olivia Barry, chef-owner, Adelina Yard, Bristol

Northern Ireland

Chris McClurg, chef de cuisine, No6, Padstow

Gemma Austin, chef patron, A Peculiar Tea, Belfast

Marty McAdam, chef patron, Paget Lane, Enniskillen

Stephen Hope, chef patron, Dawsons, Castledawson

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