London - 13 March 2019
UKTV has teamed up with some of the country's top chefs, including Prue Leith, Tom Kerridge, Monica Galetti, Michel Roux Jr, Giorgio Locatelli and Angela Hartnett in My Greatest Dishes (20x30'), a brand new UKTV Original series for leading pay TV food channel, Good Food.
Made by Sidney Street Productions, 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.
Chefs in the series also include 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.
My Greatest Dishes has been commissioned by UKTV's commissioning editor, Kirsty Hanson, with Head of Factual, Hilary Rosen and ordered by Good Food channel director, Vicky Walker. Hanson also acts as an executive producer. The series is produced by Sidney Street Productions and will be distributed by Endemol Shine International.
UKTV commissioning editor, Kirsty Hanson said,
My Greatest Dishes has managed to secure a stellar line up with some of the worlds most celebrated chefs in which they share personal stories behind the four dishes that have made them who they are today - it is a food lovers heaven!
Good Food channel director, Vicky Walker said,
This series provides a real insight into the recipe for success behind some of our most-loved chefs. Sharing life-defining dishes and the special memories that accompany them, our chefs will take viewers on an inspiring journey down memory lane.
Executive Producer and MD at Sidney Street Productions, Karen Ross said,
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. My Greatest Dishes is the perfect mix of jaw-dropping food with the extraordinary stories that brought them to life.
My Greatest Dishes will TX on Good Food this summer. My Greatest Dishes follows the announcement of more brand new UKTV Originals coming to the channel this year, including Jack Stein: In the Box and Paul Goes To Hollywood with The Great British Bake Off''s Paul Hollywood.
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Alongside these, the channel seeks to introduce viewers to new formats and chefs from around the world, like Luke Nguyen's Street Food and Peter Kuruvita's Mexican Fiesta, whilst delivering a raft of exciting originations such as Donal's Asian Baking Adventure, John Torode's Asia on a plate and Choccywoccydoodah.
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