Come Dine with Me – The Professionals

Early in 2022 we applied to take part in a brand new TV show called Come Dine With Me: The Professionals. We had seen it advertised on social media but never actually expected to be picked to appear on the programme. Shortly after applying I received an email asking for an interview over the phone with a Channel 4 Producer. We were told that we had been nominated to take part in the show before they had even seen our application, so we knew that was a good sign! Head Chef Dawn and I then did 2 zoom auditions and both of those were amazing, it was a fantastic experience to even be considered for this opportunity.

Anyway there is no point in me telling you what happened, you can check it out for yourself on All 4 (episode 5)!

I would like to thank Channel 4, the producers and directors, Old School BBQ staff and my family for all their help in the run up to filming.  Many thanks also to our Head Chef Dawn and our new friends from the show, One Plus Manchester and BrewChimp Stretford!

The Old School BBQ Bus, based on Alford Street in Hollinwood, announced on social media on Wednesday, June 15, that it would be appearing in the first week of episodes.

Representing the eatery on the show will be director Mark Fairley and head chef Dawn as they compete against other restaurants in Greater Manchester.

In a video posted online Mark said it was “an amazing experience to be part of” but added it was “gruelling” due to the long days of filming.

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