BBC Two’s popular series Great British Menu will feature local chef Stephanie Moon next week.
Rudding Park’s consultant chef is competing in the North East regional heat, which will be broadcast from Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22.
This year the Great British Menu is linked with Comic Relief.
Stephanie Moon said: “Whilst I take food very seriously it is important to never take yourself too seriously. This year’s brief was great fun and a chance to have a real laugh.”
Stephanie was challenged to help celebrate 25 years of Red Nose Day with food that is both gastronomic and witty. The winning dishes of the series will be served to guests at a banquet at The Royal Albert Hall.
She must first get past mentor Jason Atherton; only two chefs from the North East region will face the Great British Menu judges, Prue Leith, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton, in the regional final.
Stephanie has created a Comic Relief Afternoon Tea menu at Rudding Park, which includes cherry scones and red nose truffles.
The Menu Relief Afternoon Tea is available at the Clocktower restaurant from February 18 to 28 for £20 per person (£4 goes to Comic Relief).