Meet Spencer Metzger, the winner of the Great British Menu 2022. The show which aired on BBC Two first in February 2022 has now come to a close. But, there are a few things you need to learn about the British chef.
This article attempts to cover his job, age, partner, and parents & siblings. So, keep scrolling down this article to learn more about him.
Spencer Metzger On Great British Menu
Spencer Metzger, the head chef of The Ritz London, has been crowned the winner of BBC Two’s Great British Menu. The first season of the show aired in 2006. In 2022, the show was presented by Andi Oliver and was on its 17th season. The judging panel consisted of Ed Gamble, Nisha Katona, and Tom Kerridge as well as many guest judges who appeared on the show.
The competition started on 1 February 2022 and the head chef joined the show representing London and the South East.
He brought the modern touch of pop culture to his dish while competing on the show. He had presented the main dish inspired by the 1995 BBC series Pride and Prejudice. Named ‘first impressions’ and inspired by a Regency banquet, it featured partridge, Pommes de Terre sarladaises, and poached pear.
His fish dish was a tribute to Sherlock Holmes which he named “Be careful what you fish for” which comprised smoked beurre blanc, dulse, finger lime, chives, marinated grapes, and sea vegetables.
He spoke with The Staff Canteen about what made him decide to join GBM in 2022, he shared, “I was thinking of doing it last year, but I didn’t have time. I just thought now I’m at a stage in my cooking, where I actually feel confident in what I’m doing. I’m confident enough to do my food with the brief. I thought I’ve got to give it a shot now, so that’s why I went for it.”
“It was intense, really, really intense. I’ve never done anything like that before. We’ve only done a few things at The Ritz with cameras and nothing so major. It was the first time I’ve ever experienced it and obviously, you don’t get to see the program until it’s literally on TV.” Speaking about the experience working under camera he shared. “I was quite happy with the way it came out. There were a few moments where I watched myself and thought what am I doing, but I was happy all in all and it was a good experience.”
How Much Is Spencer Metzger Net Worth?
As of 2022, Spencer Metzger has a net worth of under $200 thousand.
Based on his LinkedIn, Spencer debuted his cheffing career at the age of 15 on a work experience placement working for The Ritz London. There he worked under executive chef John Williams for two weeks. It was the first time that he realized that he wanted to be a chef.
He joined the brigade as an apprentice shortly afterward and has climbed the ranks, taking in stints at L’Enclume in Cumbria and Frantzén in Stockholm.
As Senior Chef de Partie, Spencer started working there in 2015. After working in that role until August 2015, he became a sous chef in The Ritz. In 2017, he also became the Premier Sous Chef.
He contributed in both roles till July 2021. Starting from July 2021, he has been working as the head chef of The Ritz London. He works across the Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant, the Palm Court, the Rivoli bar, the new Ritz Garden, room service, and private dining rooms at the 136-bedroom, five-red-AA-starred hotel.
For a year from 2016 to 2017, Spencer worked as Chef De Partie for L’enclume.
He also won the 2019 Roux Scholarship and is a winner of The Caterer’s Acorn Award in July 2021 as the 30 most talented stars under 30.
Speaking with Roux Scholarship, Spencer talked about his culinary heroes. He shared, “I think firstly I would mention John Williams who has always inspired me my whole career and continues to. A man who is more than a chef, a person who is a role model, mentor, and ambassador for British Chefs. ”
He added further, “The Roux Family have always inspired me from a young age, their approach to classic cookery has always been something I admired and the Roux family are real inspirations individually and collectively. I admire Bjorn Frantzén for his approach to cooking and also as a leader who is really, in my eyes, at the top of the culinary ladder.”
Furthermore, Spencer attended Bournemouth and Poole College, where he completed the specialized chef scholarship, including his apprenticeship at the Ritz London.
Spencer Metzger Partner
Spencer Metzger hasn’t shared any details regarding his partner. He has stayed private about his dating /married life and could be single at the moment.
Spencer Metzger Family
Based on social media activities, Spencer Metzger’s mom is Merissa Metzger (Nee Millar). His father is Jonathan Metzger.
In November 2014, Merissa and Jonathan celebrated their 9th anniversary. Merissa wrote on her Facebook, ” Happy 9th-anniversary babe!!! I have loved you from. Afar since I was a “blatant walk past” teenager… Thank you for making my life complete! with Jonathan Metzger Xxxxx”.
So you know, his parents have been together for above 16 years. However, Merissa is likely Spencer’s step-mom but it is yet to be confirmed. You can find her at (@merissa.millar).
Spencer also has a brother named Elliot Metzger. You can find him at (@elliot.metzger.7). Furthermore, he also has a sister named Ava who turned 15 years old in March 2022.
How Old Is Spencer Metzger?
In February 2022, Spencer Metzger turned 28 years old.
Spencer Metzger Height
Spencer Metzger stands tall above the height under 5 feet 9 inches.
Is Spencer Metzger On Instagram?
Yes, Spencer Metzger is on Instagram as well as Facebook. Find Spencer at (@spencermetzger) and (@spencer.metzger). You can also find him on Twitter (@metzger1993).
When Is Spencer Metzger Birthday?
Spencer Metzger celebrates his birthday on 11 February.
What Is Spencer Metzger Heritage?
The last name Metzger is derived from the German word Metzger which meant butcher and is an occupational surname. Based on his last name, he could be of German or Jewish heritage.
Where Is Spencer Metzger From?
Spencer Metzger was born in Essex and grew up in Chigwell.