Three pub chefs are competing in the fifth series of Great British Menu, which starts tonight on BBC Two.
The pub chefs are among 24 chefs from eight UK regions battling it out for the opportunity to cook at a banquet hosted by HRH the Prince of Wales.
Henry Herbert head chef at Coach & Horses, Clerkenwell, London, is representing the South West; Tim Bilton, owner of The Butchers Arms, Hepworth, Yorkshire is competing in the North East heat and Tom Kerridge of the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire is one of the three chefs competing in the London and South East heat.
Chefs from each region will have to create a starter, fish course, main course and dessert each night this week for a former champion from a previous series.
Two contestants will be selected to go through to the Friday cook-off where their menus will be judged by Prue Leith, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton.
This year's competitors will be based at a National Trust property with a long history of local food production where they will have to source produce for their menus from new food suppliers in the region they are from.
The full list of competitors is:
Tony Singh, Oloroso
Alan Murchison, L'Ortolan
Michael Smith, the Three Chimneys
Aiden Byrne, the Church Green
Johnnie Mountain, Mosaica at the Factory
Lisa Allen, Northcote Manor
Daniel Clifford, Midsummer House
Will Holland, La Becasse
Richard Bainbridge, Morston Hall
Nathan Outlaw, Nathan Outlaw Seafood & Grill
John Hooker, Browns Hotel, Wine Bar & Brasserie
Henry Herbert, Coach & Horses
Lee Bennett, Le Pont de la Tour
Tim Bilton, the Butchers Arms
Kenny Atkinson, Rockliffe Hall
Richard Davies, the Manor House
James Sommerin, the Crown at Whitebrook
Aled Williams, Plas Bodegroes
Derek Creagh, Deane's
Brian McCann, Shu Restaurant
Niall McKenna, James Street South
London & South East:
Tristan Welch, Launceston Place
Tom Kerridge, the Hand & Flowers
Anthony Demetre, Arbutus and Wild Hone