Great British Menu 2023 chefs: Mark Threadgill, Wales Heat

Alex South

Alex South


Mark Threadgill, Head Chef at Hotel Portmeirion, is one of four chefs competing for the Wales region  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.

Mark is going head to head with chefs Georgia Sommerin, Tom Westerland and Simmie Vedi in a bid to represent the Wales in the regional finals, and ultimately cook a dish at the final banquet.

This is Mark's second time taking part in Great British Menu after taking part in the programme in 2022


Born in Gwynedd in North West Wales, Mark always dreamt of being a chef. When he was 14, he wrote in a school report that he wanted to become the head chef at Portmeirion Hotel, and twelve years later his dream became a reality. 

To earn his stripes and become worthy of manning the two AA Rosette hotel restaurant, Mark worked at Restaurant Pierre Reboul in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France, then at Michelin-starred Plas Bodegroes, followed by a stint at Claude Bosi's two Michelin-starred restaurant, Hibiscus

Mark's food on Great British Menu will pay tribute to his much-beloved home produce, as well as to the hit BBC programme, Gavin and Stacey.


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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 9th February 2023

Great British Menu 2023 chefs: Mark Threadgill, Wales Heat