The toughest competition for British chefs is back for a fourteenth series!

Great British Menu 2019 is now well underway, as the new series started back on March 20th. We have had a steady stream of culinary creatives through the London & South East, Central and North East rounds.

But who is competing for the North West?

Here’s everything you need to know about Adam Reid, the Mancunian fighting for his place to cook at this year’s Great British Menu banquet.

Adam Reid.

Adam Reid: bio

He is a 34-year-old chef living and working in Manchester.

He currently lives in Mossley with his wife, Natalie, and their four-year-old son Henry.

Adam is head chef of The French in Manchester luxurious Midland Hotel. He took over as head chef from Simon Rogan, a celebrated British chef.

What is Adam’s culinary past?

Working his way through some of the finest restaurants the North West of Britain has to offer, Adam has an extensive culinary history.

He started at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, under the guidance of Robert Kisby.

However, it was not until he worked with Michelin-starred Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor that his career kicked into overdrive.

Was Adam on Great British Menu before?


If you’re a regular watcher of the show, you may remember Adam from back in series 11.

He entered the show with his signature dish, Golden Empire, but he only made it through to the semi-finals.

Great British Menu 2019: what to expect

Adam just slid through to the North West Judging round after his main and desserts were the lowest scoring of the three contestants.

He had impressed enough with his starter and fish dish that he made it through!

However, it will see him go up against contestant-to-beat Hrishikesh.



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