Once again, budding restaurateurs will be vying for life-changing sums of investments in the food concepts they believe will be the next big culinary hit. A panel of industry experts will battle it out to invest in the most exciting new food ideas. The first series, which aired in May, led to six different offers, including the £1 million backing of fine dining restaurant Epoch.
BBC Two controller Patrick Holland said: “‘Million Pound Menu’ taps into a real world of wannabe entrepreneurs and investments. We saw enough from series one to know that this is a format that could really flourish on the channel.”
With over 25 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, Fred said: “It’s such a pleasure to be looking for the next set of operators for the new series of ‘Million Pound Menu’. “Most people think money makes successful businesses. This is not true. First you need a great idea, top-notch business plan and, most importantly, a can-do attitude. Get those right and the money will follow. I can’t wait – this new series is going to be incredible!”
Best known for appearing as the Maître d’ on Channel 4’s ‘First Dates’, Fred is general manager of Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
‘Million Pound Menu’ host Fred Sirieix