BBC One has set the judging line-up for Britain’s Best Cook. Dan Doherty, Chef Director at Duck and Waffle, and Chris Bavin, who has fronted such shows as Eat Well For Less and The Truth About Meat, have been tapped as judges alongside Mary Berry on the cooking competition series.
Originally commissioned back in August 2017 with Mary Berry as lead judge and Claudia Winkleman as host, Britain’s Best Cook is a competition series that will see 10 passionate, skilled home cooks from across the country face a comprehensive range of culinary challenges from fabulous feasts to the nation’s favourite dishes, and all things in between.
“It’s an absolute joy to be judging truly passionate home cooks with Dan and Chris”, Mary Berry said in a statement. “Like our contestants, we each have different backgrounds and ways of looking at food. I have to admit the boys have already taught me a thing or two!”
KEO Films is producing Britain’s Best Cook, which has received an order for eight hour-long episodes. It was commissioned by the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore and Head of Commissioning for Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment David Brindley. Andrew Palmer, Matt Cole, Claire Nosworthy, Clare Paterson will serve as executive producers. The series is set to premiere on BBC One later this year.
“A delectable trio of cooking talent has been chosen to sit at the top table to judge Britain’s Best Cook. Head judge Mary will be joined by two new men in the kitchen to put our cooks to the test: Dan’s skills and creative flair combined with Chris’ knowledge of family food are set to spice things up on BBC One”, said Charlotte Moore. “And with Claudia presenting, keeping them all in check, the competition looks to be an unmissable treat for everyone.”