Great British Menu 2023 chefs: Charlotte Vincent, South West Heat

Alex South

Alex South


Charlotte Vincent, Head Chef of Colson's Exeter, is one of four chefs competing for the South on Great British Menu 2023.

Series 18 of the competition starts on January 31 2023 on BBC Two at 8pm and will air for eight weeks.

Charlotte is going head to head with chefs Nick Beardshaw, Andrew Tuck and Amber Francis in a bid to represent the South West in the regional finals, and ultimately cook a dish at the final banquet.


Charlotte is Head Chef at Colson's, Exeter

Raised in Exeter, Charlotte completed a Masters in Psychology and Human Biology at the University of Plymouth
before joining the Royal Logistics Corp of the British Army.

She then joined Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park, where she worked as a pastry chef, after which she went to The Royal Clarence Hotel in the same capacity before taking some time out of the industry.

Before taking over the role of head chef in 2022, Charlotte took over at The Five Bells three years ago, earning the pub a place in the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs shortly afterwards. 

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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 31st January 2023

Great British Menu 2023 chefs: Charlotte Vincent, South West Heat