Great British Menu 2022 chefs: Marty McAdam, Northern Ireland heat

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chef patron of The Street Kitchen and Paget Lane in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Marty McAdam is one of four chefs competing for Northern Ireland 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.

Marty is going head to head with chefs Chris McClurg, Gemma Austin and Stephen Hope in a bid to represent Northern Ireland in the regional finals, and ultimately cook a dish at the final banquet on Friday 1st April at 7:30pm. This is Marty's first time on Great British Menu.

As per the programme's format, one chef is eliminated from the competition after cooking their starter and fish course, and Marty was the first to go. Despite a tight race between Gemma and Stephen for mains and dessert, Stephen fell behind, leaving Gemma and Chris to cook for the judge's chamber on Thursday, 24th March.


A work experience opportunity at Franco's in his hometown of Enniskillen turned into a weekend job for the teenage Marty McAdam, and subsequently led him to take up working in kitchens as a career. 

The chef has since worked in kitchens spanning the globe, including one Michelin-starred The Kitchin in Edinburgh, on yachts in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, and for Neven Maguire at Macnean House. 

He returned to the lakelands of Fermanagh to open his own restaurant in 2021, where he serves a range of brunch and lunch options as well as a 15-course tasting menu on reservation.

The chef's dishes on Great British Menu have been inspired by the hugely popular drama series, Line of Duty, and the BBC's breakfast radio broadcasts.


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Editor 24th March 2022

Great British Menu 2022 chefs: Marty McAdam, Northern Ireland heat