THE Great British Menu is returning – and you may recognise one of the contestants.
Danny Parker is back to try his luck again after being knocked out in the regional heat last year. Here’s everything you need to know about the talented chef.
BBC The experienced cook is returning to the competition
Who is Danny Parker?
Impressively, Danny landed his first kitchen job at the age of 14.
After getting work as a porter at his local pub, he soon got a taste for cooking and decided to chase his dreams of becoming a professional chef.
Danny is now the Head Chef at Michelin star restaurant House of Tides.
The Newcastle venue is owned by former Great British Menu winner Kenny Atkinson.
When is The Great British Menu on?
The new series begins on Monday, August 13 at 7.30pm on BBC Two.
Miss an episode? You can catch up on all the action on BBC’s iPlayer.
The theme this year is the NHS, which marks its 70th birthday in 2018.
What happens on The Great British Menu?
Professional chefs compete to create a dish fit for a banquet to celebrate a different occasion – this year it’s the NHS’s birthday.
24 professionals show off their culinary skills in the hopes of being chosen to cook one course for the four course banquet.
One chef each week goes through to the final, where the judges taste the dishes again and award them marks out of ten.
The three dishes that have scored the highest for each course are then put to the public vote.