Who is Mike Reid? Great British Menu 2017 contestant and Executive Chef at M Restaurants | The Sun

THE Great British Menu is back – and hopefuls are gearing up for the ultimate cooking battle.

Featuring on series 12 is Mike Reid, so here's what you need to know about the talented chef…

Who is Mike Reid?

Over the years, Mike Reid has worked under some of the world's best chefs – including Michel Roux Jr and Gordon Ramsay.

After taking up a role at Goucho Restaurants, the talented cook quickly rose up the ranks.

The steaks were soon taken up a notch when he was appointed Executive Chef at the meat-specialising international chain.

After a stint working in Australia, Reid returned to London where he began working as an Executive Chef at M Restaurants.

Mike’s Great British Menu is inspired by his love of Aussie cooking, summer produce and specific moments in Wimbledon’s history including the first time the Championships were broadcast on television in colour.

When is Great British Menu on?

The new series continues on weeknights at 7.30pm on BBC Two.

Missed an episode? You can catch up on all the action on BBC's iPlayer.

Season 12 of the Great British Menu started on May 2 and runs for 45 episodes – the theme this year is 140 Years of Wimbledon.

What happens on Great British Menu?

Professional chefs compete to create a dish fit for a banquet to celebrate a different occasion – this year it’s Wimbledon’s 140th birthday.

24 professionals show off their culinary skills in the hopes of being chosen to cook one course for the four course banquet.

One chef each week goes through to the final, where the judges taste the dishes again and award them marks out of ten.

The three dishes that have scored the highest for each course are then put to the public vote.

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