Great British Menu 2022 chefs: Fraser Smith, Scotland heat

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Head chef at Angels with Bagpipes Fraser Smith is one of four chefs representing Scotland on Great British Menu 2022

Series 17 of the competition starts on February 1st 2022 on BBC Two at 8pm and will air every Tuesday at 8pm, every Wednesday at 9pm (as of the week commencing March 7th) and Thursday at 8pm for eight weeks.

Fraser is competing against chefs Adam Handling, Calum Montgomery and Stuart Ralston in a bid to represent Scotland in the national finals, and ultimately serve a dish at the banquet celebrating the BBC's 100th anniversary. This is Fraser's first time on Great British Menu.

Fraser was the first to leave the competition after cooking his fish course. Despite putting up some great dishes, Calum was next to leave the Great British Menu kitchen, leaving Adam and Stuart to face judges Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona and Ed Gamble on Thursday 3rd March 2022.

Both chefs put up a great fight, but Adam was the one to win over the judges, letting him through to represent Scotland in the regional Finals.


Fraser began cooking aged 14 and spent the best part of eight years working at the 3 AA Rosette restaurant at The Roman Camp Hotel in Callander, before taking on his first head chef position at Angels with Bagpipes in Edinburgh's old town - named one of the UK's Top 50 most romantic restaurants by OpenTable last year.

His dishes in the competition will draw inspiration from 'Down on the Farm' and the live transmission of the Epsom Derby.

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Editor 4th March 2022

Great British Menu 2022 chefs: Fraser Smith, Scotland heat