Northwest based Chef to appear in top cooking show for the first time
Nina Matsunaga, chef and co-owner of UK Top 50 Gastropub, The Black Bull, in Sedbergh, Cumbria, is set to appear on the 2024 season of Great British Menu.
She features as one of four chefs representing the northwest of England in the regional heats, which starts on 27th February and will see the chefs competing for a place in finals week.
36-year-old, Nina Matsunaga, from Cumbria, is competing in her first year of Great British Menu, and alongside the other northwest regional competitors will battle it out for a place in finals week.
The Northwest heats will broadcast on BBC Two, at 8pm, on 27th February, with three episodes being shown that week, part of a nine-week series, covering each regional heat before finals week, and the series finale culminating in the banquet.
This year’s theme is celebrating Britain’s success in the Olympics and Paralympics and will come to a head at an event hosted by the British Ambassador to France for Team GB wishing our athletes good luck as they prepare for Paris 2024.
Nina Matsunaga, chef and co-owner of The Black Bull, said: ‘’I’ve thought about taking part in GBM for quite a few years now, but I never thought I would find the courage to apply. This year I felt I should push myself beyond my comfort zone, and although a challenge it was an exceptional experience competing alongside some very talented chefs. It was an honour to represent the North West which has a rich culinary tapestry, with some of the greatest produce. This year’s theme was pretty interesting, threw up a few challenges and really made me think, so we’ll just have to see how things go and where I end up in the competition.’’
Watch Nina on Great British Menu on Tuesday 27th February at 8pm on BBC Two and iPlayer.