Judges Announced for Channel 4’s “Five Star Kitchen: Britain’s Next Great Chef”
The new cooking competition Five Star Kitchen: Britain’s Next Great Chef will feature Michel Roux Jr. as a judge alongside pastry master and hospitality consultant Ravneet Gill and leading global restaurateur and chef Mike Reid. The series premiere on Channel 4 on Thursday, June 8 in the United Kingdom, and later this year on Netflix in all regions except the United Kingdom and Ireland.
What is the new series about
In this new, high-stakes cooking competition hosted by Michel Roux Jr., aspiring chefs compete for the chance to open their own restaurant in one of the world’s most prestigious five-star hotels, The Langham, London.
Michel, Ravneet, and Mike will test the chefs’ mettle over the course of six episodes with a series of epic challenges reflective of the standards of five-star dining. They have to show they can manage a top-tier establishment and serve food worthy of a Michelin star.
The chefs at The Langham are put through their paces with everything from lavish banquets and late-night room service to an exclusive chef’s table and the hotel’s busy lunch service. Who among the chefs has the mettle, focus, and business sense to make it to the very top?
The chefs come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and they each have their own ideas for how they want to run their own restaurant. However, before they can make their dreams a reality, they must first survive the most stressful job interview they’ve ever had.
Quotes from Michel Roux Jr, Ravneet Gill and Mike Reid
Ravneet Gill says: “I’m excited to be teaming up with the brilliant Mike and Michel for this extraordinary cooking contest, where the stakes couldn’t be higher – the opportunity to operate a five-star restaurant in the heart of London. This contest will show the pinnacle of culinary excellence, and we’re thrilled to bring our expertise to the table.”
Mike Reid adds: “As restaurant experts, Michel, Rav and I understand the dedication, skill, and creativity required to succeed in the competitive world of fine dining. We look forward to witnessing the passionate journeys of the chefs and, ultimately, awarding the winner with the keys to their gastronomic dream in one of the world’s most vibrant culinary capitals.”
Michel Roux Jr comments: “The modern restaurant business is a dynamic and ever-evolving industry, fuelled by the exceptional talent and culinary expertise of professionals like Ravneet and Mike. Their deep knowledge and innovative approaches to gastronomy bring a fresh perspective to the table. The three of us share a passion for culinary excellence and eagerly anticipate finding a potential trailblazing chef in this contest to grace the culinary scene at The Langham, London.”
Who is making the series
The six-part series is created by Twenty Twenty (First Dates, A House Through Time, All That Glitters) for Channel 4 and Netflix.
Five Star Kitchen: Britain’s Next Great Chef is Executive Produced by Ruth Kelly and Amanda Westwood, and the Showrunner is Katy Fryer. Series Editor is Philip McCreery and Series Producer is Charlotte Gillies. The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment, with Daniel Fromm, commissioning editor for Factual Entertainment. Five Star Kitchen format is distributed by Warner Bros International Television Production.
Five Star Kitchen: Britain’s Next Great Chef Premieres Thursday 8 June 2023 on Channel 4.
Image Credit: Channel 4
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