My Million Pound Menu is back!
Fred Sirieix is moving from the First Dates restaurant to hosting a different kind of dining show on BBC Two which started Tuesday, January 8th at 8 pm.
Four investors are all ears and all taste buds as three prospective restaurants hope to get their cash investment.
Here’s everything you need to know about the My Million Pound Menu series 2 investors…
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Meet the Investors
A property Director with Allied London, Tim runs an award-winning property development and investment company.
Tim is tasked with finding new restaurant concepts for their estates in Manchester.
An Angel Investor who has a vast portfolio of investments.
Shruti is also a lawyer for Allen & Overy.
She previously invested in restaurants such as Gymkhana and Hoppers.
Maurice has been in the industry for over 20 years.
Most notably he’s worked as head of business development at Domino’s Pizza.
More recently he was involved in the sale of a chain of pizza sites, which he sold to Pizza Express in 2016, and was chairman of an online ordering system – orderTalk – which he sold to UberEats in May 2018.
Maurice is currently executive director of K10 Japanese restaurants.
Chris Miller is the founder of restaurant investment vehicle White Rabbit Fund.
Since 2016, he’s invested in Indian tapas concept Kricket, Hawaiian grab-and-go concept Island Poké and Italian heritage brand Lina Stores.
Chris is also about to launch a modern Chinese concept in London.
Jane builds restaurant brands such as Nando’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Pizza Express.
She’s part of the team who grew chicken-based restaurant Nando’s internationally and throughout the UK.
She is currently listed as Group Strategy Director of Nando’s on LinkedIn.
Jane has a 1st class BSc in mechanical engineering and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Darrel Connell is part of an investment group that specialises in growing high-end bar and restaurant concepts.
Imbiba has backed over 100 individual businesses across 16 different brands so far.
Scott is the co-founder and MD of MEATliquor.
MEATliquor began as a burger van and combines burgers with alcohol.
The first permanent MEATliquor opened in 2011 and now they’ve expanded to 12 restaurants, from London to Brighton and Leeds.
Atul Kochhar is a chef and entrepreneur. He owns a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in Mayfair-Benares.
Atul also has seven other restaurants and six more onboard P&O cruisers.
Who Are The Contestants?
Each week three restaurants will battle it out to get an investment from one of the four judges.
They cook up their best dish and pitch their idea to the investors.
The result if they impress the investors? The opportunity to open for business in Manchester for a two-day trial.
How Much Are They Asking For?
Episode 4 is all about sustainable food and sees Skaus, Sustainable Food Story and Devi’s compete for their investment.
Abi Glencross and Sadhbh Moore are looking for £300,000 for their Sustainable Food Story project.
Tanya Gohil is seeking a huge million-pound investment for Devi’s, which features food inspired by Persia and the Mediterranean.
Lastly, Dan Cameron and Josh Lundon, are looking for £210,000 to get their Nordic-inspired idea Skaus off the ground.
WATCH MY MILLION POUND MENU FROM JANUARY 8TH AT 8 PM ON BBC TWO.