Series 17 of the BBC's Great British Menu is set to return to our screens on February 1st 2022. the much-loved televised competition finds the UK's best chefs and tasks them with creating great dishes to meet a set theme, with all the props, glitz and glamour they can pack onto the banquet table.

Who are the Great British Menu judges? 

After her debut in the series' 2020 Christmas SpecialAndi Oliver is the show's host. For the first time since the series started in 2006, a whole new panel of judges is set to hit the screens: Two Michelin-starred celebrity chef Tom Kerridge; celebrated restaurateur Nisha Katona; and last but not least, comedian and Off Menu podcast host, Ed Gamble.

Stay Tuned for the latest Great British Menu 2022 news, interviews with the contestants, recipes for their dishes and more.

Which chefs are competing? Who are the veteran chefs? Who are the guest Judges?

We've caught a glimpse of some of the chefs appearing in this year's show, whether as competitors representing their regions or as veteran judges, having formerly won the competition: Lorna McNee, Dave Critchley, Aktar Islam, Nathan Davies, Sally Abé, Ben Orpington, Harvey Perttola and Liam Dillon.

How many heats or regions are there?

The show pits chefs from eight regions against each other, with three competing chefs from each location: Scotland, the South West, the North West, Wales, Central, the London South/East area, the North East and Northern Ireland.

When does Great British Menu 2022 start? Where can I watch Great British Menu series 17? When is finals week? When is the Banquet?

Great British Menu will air on BBC Two from Tuesday, February 1st 2022 at 8pm, with eight weeks of regional heats followed by the finals and banquet. All episodes will be available to watch week by week on BBC iPlayer. Series 16 is still available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

What is this year's theme? 

Last year, the theme celebrated British Innovation, thirty years after Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the worldwide web, showcasing technological advances in the kitchen, full of molecular gastronomy, gadgets and futuristic props.

In 2022, the year of the BBC’s centenary, Great British Menu will celebrate British creativity through 100 years of television broadcasting.

Expect tributes to iconic programmes such as Fawlty Towers, Morecambe and Wise; Dinner Ladies, The Crystal Maze; Blackadder Goes Forth; Monty Python; I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here; Eastenders and Desert Island Discs, as well as historical broadcast moments such as Winston Churchill’s famous ‘We are at War’ with Germany speech and the 1969 Moon Landing.