Rachel Khoo is a brand new face to BBC Two’s Great British Menu, joining co-stars Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort to judge an array of dishes.
In her illustrious career as a chef, Khoo spends her time cooking up delicious feasts, from roast dinners to French pastries.
Who is Great British Menu 2021 judge Rachel Khoo?
Rachel Khoo is a TV producer, presenter and writer, famed for her fusion cookery.
Her classical French cooking displays influences of her Malay-Chinese-Austrian heritage.
The talented pastry chef learnt her pâtissière’s skills at Le Cordon Bleu.
After honing her craft, Khoo took up a position at La Cocotte, a Parisian culinary bookstore and tea salon.
Here, she spent her time creating incredible pastries and teaching cookery classes.
Khoo has travelled the world, hosting dinners and workshops in London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Melbourne, Sydney and Buenos Aires.
The keen chef set up a two-person restaurant based in her Paris flat, which attracted a great deal of social media attention.
The experience led her to front BBC’s show The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo in 2012.
Her book of the same name sold over 120,000 copies.
Following the success of her first book, Khoo released a second cookbook named My Little French Kitchen, before completing two series for BBC; Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London and Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: Cosmopolitan Cook.
She has experience on the box as a judge, as she appeared on Australian cooking competition, My Kitchen Rules, back in 2016.
Is Rachel Khoo married?
Khoo married Swedish professional chef Robert Wiktorin in 2015.
The pair now live in Stockholm.
They have two sons together, one born in early 2017 and another in 2019.
What has Rachel Khoo said about Great British Menu 2021?
Khoo told Radio Times: “I got to meet so many incredible people,” of her experience as a Great British Menu judge.
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“We had such a wide range of guests – an astronaut, architects, designers.
“All I had to do was sit and judge the best restaurant food the UK has to offer, without travelling anywhere. I was absolutely spoiled – I’d eat eight courses in a day!
“I literally rolled home afterwards. I kept thinking, ‘How did this happen? It’s so cool.’”