Who are the chef judges on Great British Menu 2019? What restaurants do they own?

Fans rejoice as Great British Menu is back for a fourteenth series!

The veteran chef judges are back to give the harshest criticism and feedback in what is Britain’s toughest chef-to-chef contest.

But who are the chef judges?

Here’s everything you need to know about the chefs returning to decide the contestants’ culinary fate.

Great British Menu S14 E1.

Angela Hartnett MBE

A seven-time judge on Great British Menu, Angela certainly knows what to expect of the contestants.

Angela herself has had an extensive career in the industry, as a protege of Gordon Ramsay and now head chef in her own right.

Previously, she was head chef of Angela Harnett at The Connaught in London, but since she has moved on to the Italian restaurant Murano in Covent Garden, London.

Pictured: Angela Hartnett. Great British Menu S14 E1.

Michael O’Hare

37-year-old chef Michael has been a judge on the show for the past three years.

Originally from Redcar in North Yorkshire, Michael now is the head chef at The Man Behind The Curtain in Leeds.

He earnt his first Michelin star in October of 2015.

Michael O’Hare (C).

Paul Ainsworth

Paul competed in the Great British Menu twice, winning a course back in 2011.

Since then he has become one of the country’s most revered chefs and has been awarded four AA Rosettes and a Michelin star in 2013.

He is currently head chef at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 in Cornwall.

Paul Ainsworth (C).

Tom Aikens

Many of the contestants feared to get tough critic Tom Aikens as their judge.

Having worked under one of the world’s greatest chefs, Joël Robuchon, Tom has developed into one of the most meticulous and high-achieving chefs in the country.

Michelin-starred Tom has been a judge on Great British Menu for the past three years and so knows what to expect of the competition.

Tom Aikens (C).

Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan has won not one, but two courses on the Great British Menu in 2006 and 2007.

He has judged nine times on the show, more than any of the other chefs.

The Irish chef is chef patron of Corrigan’s Mayfair, Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill and also numerous other restaurants around the world.

Richard Corrigan (C).



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