Stockport chef, Sam Buckley, is to compete in BBC2’s Great British Menu, the Manchester Evening News has reported.
Sam Buckley is chef patron at Where The Light Gets In on Rostron Brow in the town centre, which opened in 2016. The restaurant, which showcases seasonal and foraged food on a menu that changes daily, has been highly praised by national and local restaurant critics. Buckley himself has been listed as a ‘one to watch’ at the National Restaurant Awards.
Great British Menu challenges the UK’s best chefs to put together a four-course banquet menu, which this year will be served to celebrate children’s literature and mark 150 years since the death of Charles Dickens.
As the series is all filmed ahead of the broadcast, Sam Buckley has not be able to share how well he does in the competition or reveal his competing dishes which are all inspired by the same book.
The Stockport chef is the only Greater Manchester representative in the competition’s North West heats, however the city-region has a strong track record in the competition, with three of its chefs cooking dishes at the banquet on four occasions.
The new series of Great British Menu begins on BBC2 on Wednesday 18th March.