It’s that time of the year again when top British chefs compete against each other for a chance to cook one course of a four-course banquet. The 17th season of the Great British Menu kicked off with the Central Region heats on February 1, 2021. Liam Dillion competed against the other two chefs of the Central region in the 1st episode of Great British Menu 2022.
Let’s talk about Liam’s Great British Menu, his career, job, net worth, personal life, and more in the wiki article below.
Liam Dillon On Great British Menu
Great British Menu 2022 began with the theme of “Great British Broadcasting,” coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the BBC radio broadcasts. While Andi Oliver returned as the host, BBC Two show also saw some changes in the judging panel with the current judging panel consisting of Nisha Katona, Ed Gamble, and a former Great British Menu champion Tom Kerridge.
The BBC Two show kicked off with the Central Region heats where Liam Dillion, Ben Orpwood, and Sally Abe competed against each other. Other 7 regions, namely Scotland, the South West, the London South/East, the North West, Wales, the North East, and Northern Ireland will follow Central Region heats and three chefs will represent each region. Some other chefs appearing in Great British Menu Season 17 are Sam Lomas, Harvey Perttola, Dave Critchley, Caroline Martins, and Stevie Lamb.
The winner of Great British Menu 2022 will grab a chance to cook one course of a four-course banquet and the banquet this season will be held at Alexandra Palace, London.
Liam’s menu for the competition in BBC Two show is innovative, creative, and sits well with the theme of the show by paying homage to iconic British TVs and radio programming.
On October 28, 2022, Liam made an Instagram post to express how honored he feels to be representing his home city of Lichfield in the Central Region on Great British Menu 2022. He also asked his fans and followers to tune into BBC Two and watch him battle against the other top chefs from all around the country.
Liam Dillon Career
According to bbc.co.uk, Liam’s love for food and cooking comes from long hours spent with his grandmother in his childhood. Together, they made stews and baked.
Liam’s first cooking-related job was to wash pots in a little local restaurant. However, his first job was paper round which paid him 11 pounds a week.
GBM star trained himself at University College Birmingham before moving ahead to work in London and abroad. Over the years, Liam has worked in most of the UK’s top kitchens including Marcus Wareing, Five Fields and Stort, La Becasse, Noma, Eleven Madison Park, and Quay.
In 2017, Liam returned to his hometown and became a chef-owner of The Boat Inn, now an award-winning modern British restaurant. With the help of his family, Liam converted the tired roadside pub into a Michelin recommended restaurant. For what it’s worth, The Boat Inn is the only restaurant in Staffordshire to hold 3AA rosettes.
When asked about his role models, Liam revealed that it’s his family mostly. He said, “In my personal life, I look up to my family members who have an amazing work ethic, all grafters, and get things done. Professionally, I would have to say that while working with Will Holland, he took me under his wing and pushed me.”
Liam Dillion won Best Chef Midlands in 2018. He was also nominated for the Chef of the Year Award in 2020. GBM star took to Instagram to share the news with his fans and followers.
Is Liam Dillon Married?
While Chef Liam Dillon’s professional life is an open book, the same cannot be said about his personal life. The award-winning chef has always made sure to not reveal any information about his relationship.
As of this writing, we are not sure whether Liam is married or single. That being said, there is a woman (@ccaitsharp) who has appeared twice on Liam’s Instagram. She is the only woman to make an appearance on Liam’s Instagram feed. Either the woman is Liam’s best friend or someone even personal.
Liam Dillon Age
According to The Staff Canteen, Chef Liam Dillion’s age was 33 as of February 2022.
Liam Dillon Height
In an interview with The Staff Canteen, Liam revealed that he stands tall at a height of 6 feet 2 inches. He said, “6’2 I think when I’m not hunching over a stove.”
What Do We Know About Liam Dillon’s Family?
Talking about Chef Liam’s family, we know that his mom’s name is Cathi Dillon. Cathi works at Clos Ventas Wines and she received her education from CBCE Birmingham.
On November 11, 2013, Liam featured his old grandma on his Instagram. We, unfortunately, don’t know if she is still alive or not.
Liam also has a sister, Siobhan Dillon, in his family. Her Facebook profile reveals that she is an actor at Palace Theatre NYC. She’s formerly worked at BBC, BrandFuel, and English National Opera.
When Is Liam Dillon Birthday?
Furthermore, Liam celebrates his birthday on the 17th of April every year.
Where Is Liam Dillon From?
Popular chef Liam Dillon is originally from Lichfield, UK.
Is Liam Dillon On Instagram?
Yes, Chef Liam Dillion is on Instagram as @chefliamjdillon. As of this writing, he had close to 5 thousand followers. You can also find Liam on Facebook.