Leeds chef to compete tonight on BBC’s Great British Menu

Local chef Bobby Geetha will be representing Leeds in the Yorkshire heat.

Great British Menu is back and the Yorkshire heat is coming up, this time featuring none other than Leeds-based chef Bobby Geetha.

The popular competition is airing across nine weeks and asks contestants to create dishes celebrating 100 years of television broadcasting.

Local chef Bobby Geetha, who has decades of experience and boasts time at the legendary Noma in Copenhagen as well as renowned British restaurant Dinner By Heston Blumenthal will be representing Leeds in the Yorkshire heat.

Speaking on the upcoming appearance, he said: “Yorkshire holds home to so many incredible chefs and to be recognised as one of them and asked to represent our region feels amazing.

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” I really hope that I can make everyone proud and show that when it comes to culinary creativity, Yorkshire chefs can excel at the highest level.”

In 2016 Bobby became the only South Indian chef to make the final 10 in MasterChef: The Professionals and is no stranger to competitive success, having won the ‘Hospitality Excellence’ award for Best Executive Chef in the Middle East, the LTG Best Indian Restaurant award in Dubai and the Prochef award for Best Indian Speciality Chef in the Middle East.

He has since settled in Leeds and has spent the last two years developing menus for the ‘super Instagrammable’ Fleur Cafe in The Light Leeds, as well as at Casa Peri Peri and Indian Fine Dining.

The show, which pits chefs from eight regions against each other, will see him compete against three others in the region.

Image: @Chefbobbygeetha

Kerala born Bobby will be calling upon his Indian heritage, and love of the north, to
showcase Yorkshire’s culinary talent.

He said, “I always believe in cooking with local produce. England is blessed to be home to so many beautiful ingredients and Yorkshire is top in the list. I feel very privileged to be chosen to represent the Yorkshire region which I now call home.”

Bobby will grace our screens on the 8 of March, as he competes with some of the very best in the industry in a bid to impress household names Celebrity Chef Tom Kerridge, Restaurateur Nisha Katona and Comedian Ed Gamble.

The Yorkshire heat will air on BBC Two at 8pm on 8 March. After that, all episodes will be available to catch up on iPlayer.

Feature image – @chefbobbygeetha

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