Great British Chefs

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Great British Chefs is a food multimedia company that publishes recipes and other cooking-related material via its website, in a series of downloadable applications for iOS and through a range of social media. The company is notable for working with a high standard of chefs, most of whom have been awarded a Michelin star. The website and apps feature recipes from chefs including Marcus Wareing, Paul Heathcote, Tom Aikens, and Nathan Outlaw. Great British Chefs has also produced a number of how to videos along with restaurant and chef profiles on its website, as well as publishing a blog featuring posts from a number of recognised UK food bloggers.[1][2]


The first Great British Chefs iOS app was released in July 2011 and featured 12 chefs who each provided 5 recipes. The app was included in the Sunday Times' top 500 apps list, won a silver Lovie Award for Best Tablet App and was also featured in Apps Magazine's Top 100 Apps Ever.[3][4]

The second Great British Chefs app, 'Feastive', was released in November and saw 21 chefs providing 5 seasonal winter recipes.

Great British Chefs' third app, 'Summertime', was produced in partnership with the online supermarket Ocado with a shopping list feature to purchase ingredients.[5] The apps also have the ability to share recipes on social networking services.[6] A portion of the revenue from the sale of the Summertime app went to the charity Action Against Hunger.[7]

There is also an app for Windows 8[8]


Reviews of the iOS apps have been positive with The Telegraph praising the low price of compared to traditional cookbooks and the "superb photography [which] makes it equally lovely to look at".[6] Technology website Pocket-Lint praised the navigation of the app and listed it as "app of the day" on July 27, 2011.[9]


  1. ^ Grundy, Gareth (11 December 2011). "Kitchen apps: Great British Chefs". The Observer. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Dredge, Stuart (16 November 2011). "Apps Rush: Great British Chefs, CardMunch, BBM Music, Closet Swap, The Beano, FlyPost and more". Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Great British Chefs makes it into the Sunday Times Top 500 best apps". WeAreApps. January 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "1st Annual Lovie Honourees". The Lovie Awards. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Richmond, Shane (9 August 2012). "Great British Chefs Summertime HD app review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Warman, Matt (24 November 2011). "Great British Chefs Feastive iPad app review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Dredge, Stuart (18 July 2012). "Great British Chefs - Summertime: app of the day". MSN Tech. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Great British Chefs app for Windows in the Windows Store". Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  9. ^ Henderson, Rik (27 July 2011). "APP OF THE DAY: Great British Chefs - Recipes review (iPad / iPhone)". Pocket-Lint. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 

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