The Great British Menu is back this week (24th-26th April) to showcase the best of the South West.

Chef Joe Baker, originally from Jersey, will compete against Emily Scott and fellow Jersey-man Lee Smith. All will fight for their spot at the Great British Menu banquet!

So who is Joe Baker? And does he have what it takes to go all the way?

Here’s everything you need to know…

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(L-R) Joe, Emily and Lee.

Meet Joe Baker…

28-year-old Joe has always been passionate about food.

Joe’s parents own Le Braye, a family owned beachside bistro, and they developed his love of food from a young age.

The family opened Le Braye after their father, Jolyon Baker, had retired from acting – he starred as Bergerac’s sidekick Detective Barry Goddard in the 1980s TV show!

After graduating from the University of Durham, Joe turned back to his passion and developed it into a career.

What is Joe’s culinary history?

At such a young age, Joe already owns and runs his own restuarant!

His restaurant, Number 10 in Jersey, opened in May 2016 and he runs it with his parents and sister, Delia.

On the Great British Menu, Joe claims to have been largely self-taught, so we presume his knack in the kitchen is all natural!

Is Joe Baker on Instagram?

Yes!

Joe uses his restaurants account @number10restaurant, as his personal account.

He regularly shares snaps of his delicious looking food, his gorgeous girlfriend Charlotte and their cute sausage dog Dilly!

 

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Pre-service with Dilly-dog.

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The winds were lovesick with them. These two + mother (not pictured, sorry) are the women that get me out of bed #iwd2019

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