Yes Chef: Everything you need to know about the BBC’s new show

Yes Chef is coming back for a second season, and we can’t wait to see what lessons the amateur cooks will learn this time round…

The BBC cookery show is finally returning to our screens, after its first season finished last October.

The programme pairs amateur foodies with Michelin starred chefs, giving them a chance to learn new skills and pick up knowledge in the kitchen from some of the best professionals in the business.

What’s in it for the professional chefs we hear you ask? Well they get to train their partner and hopefully lead them to victory over other contestants who’ve been trained by their rivals!

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How does Yes Chef work?

Each episode sees a different chef put four amateur home cooks through a series of challenges. At the end of the episode, the chef then picks their perfect partner to go head to head with other professional-amateur duos in the weekly final on Fridays.

The four duos of the week compete in the ultimate professional-amateur cooking showdown in the final, and one pair gets crowned Yes Chef champions.

Who’s hosting Yes Chef?

Sheree Murphy is back to hosting Yes Chef for its second series. The presenter is best known for her roles in soaps like Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and even Neighbours. She also makes regular appearances on Loose Women.

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Sheree Murphy is back hosting Yes Chef

Who are the chefs on Yes Chef?

The first four chefs to appear on the first week of Yes Chef are Michelin-starred chef Nigel Haworth, Amandine Chaignot, Paul Ainsworth and Jun Tanaka, who will then be competing against each other during the final on Friday.

Other chefs who will follow include Frances Atkins, Galton Blackiston and Rupert Rowley.

Chef Pierre Koffmann will be the judge on the Friday finals, picking one of the professional and amateur cooking duos as the winners each week.

What recipes will they be making on Yes Chef?

We can’t wait to see what delicious and impressive dishes the chef and amateurs duos will be making on the show, but host Sheree has given a glimpse of her favourites as well as the ones she wasn’t so keen on trying.

Speaking to What’s on TV, she explained: ‘Theo Randall obviously specialises in Italian food and I love Italian food so it was a joy to have him on.

Sheera revealed they’ll be rusting up some Italian recipes on the show

‘For some of the challenges, things like liver; I am not a fan of liver and I had to eat so many dishes with liver, which wasn’t great! But it was amazing to see how some of the contestants served liver; not just your liver and bacon style dish’, Sheree continued.

‘Some did a pan-Asian style, which was nice, but I wouldn’t normally choose to eat things like that. But I will try everything.’

When does Yes Chef start?

Yes Chef premieres on 29th May at 4pm on BBC1, and will show on weekdays at 3.45pm from then onwards.

Will you be watching Yes Chef? Let us know in the comments!