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.
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.
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. The apps also have the ability to share recipes on social networking services. A portion of the revenue from the sale of the Summertime app went to the charity Action Against Hunger.
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". Technology website Pocket-Lint praised the navigation of the app and listed it as "app of the day" on July 27, 2011.
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