Celebrating 70 years of the NHS 

Great British Menu is back on BBC Two this summer and executive chef Scott Goss from The Twenty Six in Tunbridge Wells is representing London and the South East. Scott’s region starts tonight at 7.30pm on BBC TWO. Please cheer Scott on and support on social media @thetwenty_six.

This series will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service, with chefs cooking celebratory and heartfelt dishes in tribute to the heroic staff of the NHS. Once again in charge of picking the perfect four-course menu are judges Andi Oliver, Oliver Peyton OBE and Matthew Fort.

Scott comments, “My menu is inspired by the commitment, dedication and hard work of our NHS, that we are so lucky and privileged to have in this country. The people who will be at the feast save other people’s lives, every single day. It’s hard as a chef, I just cook for people, to create a banquet worthy of these everyday heroes, who are so often rarely thanked. If that time can be celebrated, commiserated or even made to stand still with my food, then I’ve done my job. I offer my small token of thanks with a big heart.”

Helping the judges to select the winning dishes are guest judges who represent the incredible NHS heroes who treat more than a million patients every 24 hours. They include Dan Smith, one of the first paramedics at the MEN bombing; Aneira Thomas, the first baby born on the NHS; Jenny Turner, Britain’s longest-serving nurse and Dr Rangan Chatterjee from BBC One’s Doctor In The House.

Only two chefs will make it through to the Friday regional final where they’ll need to convince the expert panel of judges that their dishes deserve a coveted place in the national finals – and a potential spot on the final banquet menu. Watch this space to see how Scott does…

I'll be MotherSteven Li