Top chefs from across the nation compete for the chance to cook a four-course banquet for a high-profile figure.

Great British Menu - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2006-04-10

Great British Menu - Oliver Peyton - Netflix

Oliver Peyton, (born 26 September 1961), is an Irish restaurateur, and a judge on the BBC television series, Great British Menu. He has been described as “the Phineas T. Barnum of restaurateurs”.

Great British Menu - Early life - Netflix

Peyton was born in Sligo and raised in Killasser near Swinford County Mayo, his mother was the owner of a knitwear factory and was fond of cooking. Peyton attended Summerhill College in Sligo until he was 17 when he left home and went to New York where he was employed in a range of jobs including digging artesian wells, roofing and as a waiter. On returning home he gained a scholarship to Leicester Polytechnic, where he studied textiles.

Great British Menu - References - Netflix