Award-winning Scottish chefs to star in BBC Two's Great British Menu

The Scottish chefs who will be starring in the primetime cooking show have been revealed.

Published 9th Feb 2024
Updated 9 th Feb 2024

Kevin Dalgleish, chef-patron of Amuse in Aberdeen, and Calum Montgomery, chef-patron of Edinbane Lodge on the Isle of Skye, will be returning to screens on Tuesday 13 February for their second TV appearance on Great British Menu.

Kevin and Calum will be representing Scotland, along with Ajay Kumar, chef-patron of Swadish by Ajay Kumar, and David Millar, executive chef at Jupiter Artland in the nineteenth season of the BBC cooking show.

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Of his return to the show, Kevin Dalgleish said “Starring on Great British Menu last year was one of the highlights of my career, so when I was asked to compete again this year, I jumped at the chance.

"I’ve been a huge fan of the programme ever since it first aired, and it has been such a joy to compete against such a seriously talented group of Scottish chefs.

"The support I received from customers, locals, and the general public last year was astonishing, and I’m really looking forward to everyone at home watching my journey on the show for the second time around.

“This year’s brief was The Olympic and Paralympics, which was so much fun to play around with, and tie into Scottish sporting history.

"I’m looking forward to people seeing my creative interpretation of the theme through dishes that showcase Scotland’s natural larder.”

Calum Montgomery added: “This year’s theme was an exciting one and gave me the opportunity to be creative in producing exciting dishes to showcase Scotland’s natural larder of which I am so proud.

“It’s been a pleasure to be back in the Great British Menu kitchens, it’s always a challenge under the pressures of the lights and cameras and such as a world away from my kitchen on the Isle of Skye.

"It was great to share the kitchen with such talented chefs across Scotland and I’m looking forward to the public and our loyal customers watching the story unfold’.

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The first episode of the Scottish regional heat is set to air on Tuesday, 13 February, at 8pm on BBC Two and iPlayer.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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