Paul eyes TV stardom and the gold

Paul Foster (Head Chef at Tuddenham Mills)  will be in the new series of Great British Menu.
Paul Foster (Head Chef at Tuddenham Mills) will be in the new series of Great British Menu.
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A SUFFOLK chef will hit TV screens this spring as he goes for gold in an Olympic-themed culinary showdown.

Paul Foster, head chef at Tuddenham Mill, has been picked as one of 24 chefs from around the country to compete in this year’s Great British Menu on BBC 2.

Paul will face off against two other chefs in the central region in the hope of preparing an Olympic Feast at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

He said appearing on the show – which was filmed at the end of last year – was a chance to put himself and Tuddenham Mill in the spotlight.

“We are getting nationally recognised now and I think people know the food here is as good as anywhere.

“That meant it was important to me that the food I prepared on the show was exactly the kind of thing we do here in the restaurant,” he said.

British produce – particularly Suffolk-sourced Dingley Dell pork – was the main star of Paul’s menu for the show. He also made use of ingredients foraged from the hotel’s back yard.

Paul came up against one of his heroes in the first round – Daniel Radcliffe, of Midsummer House in Cambridge.