New cookery show ‘Yes Chef’ kicks off next week

A brand new BBC One daytime cookery series launches on Monday September 5 at 3:45pm.

‘Yes Chef’ is a cooking competition hosted by actress Sheree Murphy, which sees professional chefs select an amateur partner to work with in the final.

A total of 16 chefs – all with Michelin stars to their names – mentor the home cooks to do battle in the kitchen. Monday to Thursday sees a different chef put four home cooks through their paces in a series of challenges, with each day’s winner going forward to Friday’s final.

In the final, the four professional chefs pair up with their winning home cook to go head-to-head in the ultimate professional-amateur cooking showdown. And to pile on the pressure, triple Michelin-starred chef Pierre Koffmann will judge their final dishes. Only one duo will reign supreme each week and claim the title as champions of ‘Yes Chef’.

The chefs are: Aiden Byrne, Atul Kochhar, Bryn Williams, Frances Atkins, Galton Blackiston, Luke Tipping, Mary Ann Gilchrist, Matt Gillan, Michael O’Hare, Nathan Outlaw, Nigel Haworth, Paul Ainsworth, Rupert Rowley, Ryan Simpson, Stephen Terry and Theo Randall.

In episode one of 20, Paul Ainsworth makes his choice. He puts four home cooks through a series of culinary challenges, including how to make the perfect omelette.

Presenter Sheree Murphy said: “I’m a huge foodie and a big fan of cooking shows, so to be hosting the series in the presence of these world class chefs every day is an amazing experience.”

Judge Pierre Koffmann added: “These professional chefs are at the forefront of gastronomy in the UK. This is a chance for home cooks to learn from the best in the business.”

Yes Chef was recorded on location at the Cheshire Cookery School in Altrincham.


Judge Pierre Koffmann with host Sheree Murphy 

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