Judges of Five Star Kitchen: Britain's Next Great Chef (left to right) Ravneet Gill, Michel Roux Jr and Mike Reid

Five Star Kitchen: Britain's Next Great Chef - The Judges

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Michel Roux Jr

Michel Roux Jr is the acclaimed, two-star Michelin chef at the world-famous Le Gavroche restaurant in London, and Consultant Chef at The Palm Court at The Langham Hotel in London.

He has shared his culinary expertise on TV series including Kitchen Impossible for Channel 4 and French Country Cooking for Food Network UK. Michel also releases a new cookbook this summer, Michel Roux at Home.

Carrying arguably one of the most famous names in European cuisine, Michel, son of Albert and nephew of Michel Snr, had a lot to live up to, but still had to serve his apprenticeship. He worked his way up to commis de cuisine, training in France and with his father and uncle in Le Gavroche in London. Later he worked as Commis Chef at La Tante Claire in London and at the Mandarin Hotel, Hong Kong.

He rejoined his father and uncle’s restaurant empire working at the Waterside Inn in Bray and their flagship Le Gavroche once again. He then took over their catering business before replacing his father as head chef at Le Gavroche upon his retirement.


Ravneet Gill

Ravneet Gill is a British pastry chef and has worked in the industry for over 10 years. After studying Psychology at the University of Southampton, she went on to train at Le Cordon Bleu before she made her way up the ranks in different pastry sections all over London.

In May 2018, Ravneet set up an organisation called Countertalk; a job advertising platform designed to help connect chefs, provide education and promote healthy work environments in the hospitality industry.

Ravneet has released two cookbooks, with another in the pipeline in late 2023. She is also a regular baking columnist for Guardian Feast.

In 2019 Ravneet took over from Prue Leith as a judge on Channel 4’s Junior Bake Off, fronting the series alongside fellow judge Liam Charles and host Harry Hill.


Mike Reid

Mike is a British chef known as co-host of My Market Kitchen on Channel 10 in Australia and Ready Steady Cook on the BBC in the UK.

With a career spanning 20 years on both sides of the globe, he first fell in love with cooking while at university, and after choosing to follow his passion full-time, found himself under the tutelage of Michel Roux Jr, Gordon Ramsay, and even cooking alongside Heston Blumenthal.

In 2014, he opened Jardin Tan in Melbourne before returning to the UK to open his flagship restaurant ‘M’ the same year. Since then, ‘M’ has gone from strength to strength opening 3 in Central London and another due to open in April 2022.

Never one to shy away from hard work, he balances his time between his restaurants in Melbourne and the UK and has opened 15 restaurants globally – In the UK, Australia, Dubai, Beirut & Amsterdam.

Mike has amassed a vast amount of experience over the last two decades in the hospitality industry, from running restaurant groups to Michelin independent restaurants.



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