UKTV’s Good Food channel has handed out a series order to My Greatest Dishes, a twenty episode series featuring some of the country’s top chefs, including The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and MasterChef’s Tom Kerridge, amongst others.
My Greatest Dishes celebrates the four most important dishes that have influenced the lives of 20 extraordinary chefs. Each episode will delve into one chef’s culinary past, as they recreate four recipes from significant moments in their life. Whether it is a dish from their childhood or one that captured someone’s heart, secured their dream job or paved their way to fame and fortune, these uplifting stories will be revealed through pictures and stories from the chef’s own personal archives.
In addition to Leith and Kerridge, the chefs lined up for My Greatest Dishes includes Monica Galetti, Michel Roux Jr, Giorgio Locatelli, Angela Hartnett, Rosemary Shrager, Michael Caines, Daniel Clifford, Ollie Dabbous, Bill Granger, Tom Kitchin, Atul Kochhar, Thomasina Miers, Nathan Outlaw, Levi Roots, David Thompson, Tetsuya Wakuda, Theo Randall and Richard Bainbridge.
The series was commissioned for Good Food by UKTV’s Commissioning Editor Kirsty Hanson and UKTV’s Head of Factual and Deputy Director of Commissioning Hilary Rosen and ordered by Good Food Channel Director Vicky Walker. It is being produced by Sidney Street Productions, with Kirsty Hanson and Karen Ross serving as the executive producer. Endemol Shine International will handle global sales. My Greatest Dishes is expected to air on Good Food this summer.
“We’re delighted to be working with such an array of talent for our new series on UKTV. It’s a food lovers’ fantasy to capture great chefs at the height of their brilliance, cooking the food that means the most to them. Some dishes you can recarete at home, others you just want to dream along to”, said Sidney Street Productions Managing Director Karen Ross. “My Greatest Dishes is the perfect mix of jaw-dropping food with the extraordinary stories that brought them to life.”