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Michelin Star chef from Danesfield House Hotel & Spa, Adam Simmonds, is about to make his debut appearance on the BBC’s Great British Menu 2013.

Simmonds, Executive Chef at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, Marlow Buckinghamshire will soon be seen battling it out against the culinary forces of Tom Aikens and Matt Gillan on our TV screens, as part of this year’s Great British Menu.

The eighth series of the BBC’s prime time culinary competition kicks off with Adam’s heat on Monday January 28th and can be seen on BBC 2 at 7.30 pm.

Adam was one of only three chefs selected to represent the whole of London and the South East this year, mentored throughout the competition by former Great British Menu winner, Richard Corrigan.

This year The Great British Menu has been timed to coincide with the BBC’s Comic Relief nationwide fundraising campaign and a well-known comedian will be joining the regular judging panel of famous food experts, Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton and Prue Leith for each hotly contended heat.

The seven regional winners will compete in the final for their chance to cook at the Great British Menu Comic Relief Banquet at the Royal Albert Hall.

Speaking of his experience on the show, Adam says: “To say it’s been a bit different to my day job would be an understatement! When you’re involved in a TV programme as big as this, you have your head down at all times and you get pulled left, right and centre.

‘It was only when I finished filming that I realised what I’d been through and what I’d managed to achieve. The experience of competing in The Great British menu has been priceless.

‘It was fantastic to be chosen for the show and to be up against two such great chefs. I feel very honored.’

The Great British Menu starts on January 28, 2013 on BBC2.
For more information about Adam Simmonds contact Liz Stout Tel: 07989 854437
Twitter @ChefASimmonds

Editor’s notes

Adam is the Executive Chef at Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in Buckinghamshire, situated halfway between the exclusive Thameside towns of Marlow and Henley on Thames. This luxury country house hotel provides a stunning backdrop for the Adam Simmonds’ dining experience.

Adam Simmonds’ accolades include:

Michelin Star, 4 AA Rosettes since, 8/10 in the Good Food Guide, 13th Best Restaurant in Britain in the 2013 Good Food Guide, one of the Chefs to watch this decade by the Good Food Guide, Hotel Catey Chef of the Year 2011.

Adam created his foundation in traditional French cooking with experience at The Ritz, The Halkin, The Lanesborough and Heathcote’s before joining Marco Pierre White at Les Saveurs and then L’Escargot. At the age of 29, Adam moved to Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons; Adam still attributes Raymond Blanc as having had the most influence on his career and cooking. Before joining Danesfield House, Adam was the head chef at Ynyshir Hall in Wales, where he achieved his first Michelin star in 2006.

Today, whilst classical cooking still underpins his work in the kitchen, Adam uses modern techniques to extract, interpret and present flavours in his dishes.

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