BBC Two’s Great British Menu has returned to our screens, and in a few weeks’ time, Crumlin-born chef Tommy Heaney will be one of the three chefs representing Northern Ireland for the second year in a row.
This year, Great British Menu is paying tribute to 70 years of the NHS, tasking 24 chefs from around the UK to create exceptional dishes for a thank-you banquet to NHS heroes from around the country.
Tommy will go head-to-head against James Devine from Ardtara Country House in Londonderry, and Shauna Froydenlund from Marcus at The Berkeley, London. The three chefs are tasked with preparing a starter, fish course, main course and desert which are then judged by a formidable veteran chef; only two of the three chefs will go forward to the regional final on Friday to be judged by Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton OBE.
To watch Tommy in action, tune in at 7.30pm – Monday 1st to Friday 5th October on BBC Two.
Only two chefs will make it through to the Friday night regional final where they’ll need to convince the expert panel of judges that their dishes deserve a coveted place in the national finals – and a potential spot on the final banquet menu. Tune in to find out how Tommy gets on in the competition!
Keep an eye on the programme’s website for more details: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0071y6r.