Who is Great British Menu finalist Chris McClurg?

CO Down chef Chris McClurg has once again made it to the finals on the BBC cooking competition Great British Menu.

The last time he appeared on the show was back in 2019 when he came second place against Lorna McNee.

Who is Chris McClurg?

Chris McClurg is one of the Great British Menu finalists for the shows 17th series.

He was born and bred in County Down, Northern Ireland, but has made Padstow his new home.

However, he couldn't imagine representing any other region in the GBM kitchen.

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Fans of the show will know that this is not the first time Chris has appeared on our screens.

In 2019, three of his four dishes came second to the winners in the finals week.

This year, for his menu, Chris looked to comedian Roy Walker as inspiration for an engaging "Catchphrase" inspired turbot dish.

He also used The Royal Variety Performance to influence what he hoped would be just one of his show-stopping dishes.

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What restaurants has Chris worked in?

Chris started exploring his passion for all things food related at the young age of 16.

He began working in the kitchen with Brian McCann at Shu Restaurant.

He then worked with veteran chef Paul Ainsworth for over 10 years.

He spent eight years climbing the ladder to now chef de Cuisine at No6.

Chris is part of a team that has won and kept their 1 star and four AA rosettes.

He was named Chef of the Year in 2018 from the Observer Food Monthly chef awards.

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When is Great British Menu on BBC?

Great British Menu continues today (March 28, 2022) at 9pm on BBC Two.

Season 17 of the show sees three one-hour episodes each week.

All previous series are available to watch via BBC iPlayer.

Finals week will run from Monday March 28 at 9pm (starter), Tuesday, March 29 at 8pm (fish), Wednesday, March 30 at 9pm (main), and Thursday 31st March at 8pm.

The finalists will have to cook for the guests at a party celebrating 100 years of the BBC broadcast on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7.30pm.

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