BBC’s The Great British Menu is back for its 17th installment and guess who’s back too? Dave Critchley! The guy who was pitted against Kirk Haworth, Dan McGeorge, and Ashwani Rangta on the first day, and sent home on the second in season 16.
This Dave Critchley Bio explores his life.
Dave Critchley On Great British Menu
Ep 1 of The Great British Menu Season 17 kicked off on February 1st, 2022, and it saw over 24 chefs representing 8 British regions (at least 3 from each), all geared up to make their region proud. Among them, Dave Critchley joined the North West team alongside Sam Lomas (Glebe House), Stevie Lamb (The Orangery at Rockcliffe Hall), and Caroline Martins (Blossom Street Social).
For those who don’t know the eight British regions included Central, Scotland, the South West, the London South/East area, the North West, Wales, the North East, and Northern Ireland.
Ben Orpwood, Liam Dillon, and Sally Abe were the chefs from the Central.
All excited to make his second appearance on the show, Dave shared, “I am looking forward to being involved with Great British Menu again as it was such a great experience last time.”
Also, the chef went on to add that he was given “a second bite of the cherry” and he intended to make the most out of it! His game plan? Well, this season he wants to “go one step further and to make it to the judges’ chamber” delivering the Chinese culinary arts he’d been learning for the past two years.
Promoting himself for the second time, Dave took it to his IG on Feb 3, to write, “With the time nearly upon us for a return to THAT kitchen here’s a throwback to last year.”
Did you know: Dave grew up watching The Great British Menu ever since he was young.
Dave Critchley Wife
Dave Critchley got married to his wife Karen A Critchley @kswarbs back on August 22, 2013. The two share a kid named Joshua and were still together as of 2022.
His wife, Karen is a public health expert who joined Public Health Institute (formerly known as Centre for Public Health) in 2006. Initially, her job there was to work inside the Criminal Justice Team as a Data Administrator for the Drug Interventions Programme.
In 2013, Karen then joined Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) as a Public Health Researcher/Analyst and became the project lead within a year managing the intentional and unintentional injury data.
Besides working with the intelligence group, Karen also supervised student dissertations on the BSc Environmental Health and Public Health courses and the MSc Public Health programs.
Her academic qualification includes — an MSc Public Health and a BA (Hons) Fine Arts degree from Liverpool John Moores University, received in 2017 and 2005 respectively.
How Old Is Dave Critchley?
Dave Critchley was born in 1983. That made him 39 years of age in 2022.
However, the chef was 38 when he filmed The Great British Menu.
Dave Critchley Height
Dave Critchley stands tall at a height under 6 feet (183 cm).
His distinct features include — blue eyes, and brown hair (that he often dyes blond).
Dave Critchley Net Worth
Dave Critchley garnered a net worth of above $2 million by 2022.
A chef by profession, Dave’s been working in the kitchen ever since he was 15. To list his job ventures — Dave spent 7 years as a head chef at Alma De Cuba, then in 2013, he joined The London Carriage Works as its executive head chef for almost 4 years.
And as of the time of writing this article, he was employed as an executive chef for Living Ventures Group of Companies (joined in April 2018), and Luban Restaurant Group Co. Ltd (joined in June 2019).
This talented chef also set up LIDS (Liverpool Independent Delivered Services) in 2020 so that local people could easily get locally supplied food and groceries during the pandemic.
And for that, he even won the City of Liverpool BUSINESS HERO OF THE YEAR award.
As for his education, Dave went to St. Margaret’s C.E. Aigburth.
Fun Fact: Dave didn’t dream of becoming a chef. He trained as a graphic designer and children’s book illustrator at university. So, it was only post-graduation, the guy realized his newfound passion.
Is Dave Critchley On Instagram?
Yes, as of Jan 2022, find him over Instagram @chefdavej with 51.4K followers. Most of his posts then featured his amazing, delicious-looking recipes.
Also, here’s his Twitter @DaveJCritchley and Facebook @chefdavejcritchley (public) and @dave.j.critchley (private).
When Is Dave Critchley Birthday?
Dave receives his birthday wishes on January 28.
Where Is Dave Critchley From?
The chef hails from Liverpool, England.
Who Are Dave Critchley’s Family Members?
Dave Critchley comes from a family of four.
Although we don’t have enough information on them, we do know that Dave has a brother and his parents retired in November 2016.
Also, Dave once shared that he owes his “work ethic” to his mom and dad.