Great British Menu comes to Knowle West

By Community Reporter Oliver Wu

The BBC’s hit cookery programme Great British Menu came to Knowle West in October to film an episode for its eighth series.

The show where top chefs battle it out to cook one course for a banquet will feature local organisation re:work when it airs next year. The charity supports young people who wish to re-enter the world of work.



(Photo/Vicky Beckwith)

The film crew visited places in the area where re:work’s young volunteers grow vegetables for one of its projects – the Edible Landscapes Movement (ELM).

At the Park in Daventry Road, the crew talked to gardener Phil Campbell and volunteers who grow produce on local land to be sold in the area. Contestant Emily cooked one of her dishes in the polytunnel there – using locally grown vegetables.

General Manager at re:work Vicky Beckwith said: “It was a really fun day, the filming crew and chef Emily were very friendly and the food she cooked was great.”

This latest series will be focusing on projects which receive funding from Comic Relief – which includes ELM.

The Knowle West episode will be shown early next year on BBC2. For more information follow @reworkcharity on twitter.