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Great British Menu winners: here's every chef to have a dish at the banquet in the 13 series so far

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Of the veritable smorgasbord of cookery competitions gracing our screens, Great British Menu is arguably the crème de la crème.

Every year, the show boasts a line-up of contestants comprising of the nation's most exciting young chefs, and the current edition (now in its decisive final week) is no exception.

Previous editions of Great British Menu, which always culminates in a lavish banquet for a worthy cause, have featured such culinary heavyweights as Richard Corrigan, Marcus Wareing, Jason Atherton, Glynn Purnell and Tom Kerridge.

Here's every chef to have a dish in the final banquet from each of the show's 13 series so far.

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Series 1 - 2006

The very first edition of the show ended with a banquet for the Queen's 80th birthday, with Richard Corrigan making the first of two consecutive appearances.

Starter: Richard Corrigan Fish course: Bryn Williams Main course: Nick Nairn Dessert: Marcus Wareing

Series 2 - 2007

The banquet the following year was an Ambassadors Dinner at the British Embassy in Paris, with the menu dominated by Mark Hix.

Starter: Sat Bains Fish course: Richard Corrigan Main course: Mark Hix Dessert: Mark Hix

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Series 3 - 2008

For the third series, the chefs were competing to cook at a dinner hosted by Heston Blumenthal for the world's top chefs at the top of the "Gherkin" building in London – like Hix, Jason Atherton managed to take two of his dishes all the way.

Starter: Jason Atherton Fish course: Stephen Terry Main course: Jason Atherton Dessert: Glynn Purnell

Series 4 - 2009

In 2009, the final meal was held for British Service personnel returning from the Afghanistan war, with Glynn Purnell making the final menu for the second year in succession.

Starter: Kenny Atkinson Fish course: Glynn Purnell Main course: Nigel Haworth Dessert: Shaun Rankin

Series 5 - 2010

Series five saw the chefs challenged with sourcing ingredients around a National Trust property in their region for a banquet attended by British food producers with the Prince of Wales as guest of honour – Lisa Allen was the first female chef to make the final menu.

Starter: Lisa Allen Fish course: Kenny Atkinson Main course: Tom Kerridge Dessert: Niall McKenna

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Series 6 - 2011

Barbara Windsor hosted the 2011 banquet, the guests of which were people who make a difference by feeding their communities – Tom Kerridge became the first chef to twice have his main course on the menu.

Starter: Chris Fearon Fish course: Aktar Islam Main course: Tom Kerridge Dessert: Paul Ainsworth

Series 7 - 2012

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Fittingly, the 2012 edition celebrated the Olympics, with the final banquet held in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Starter: Colin McGurran Fish course: Phil Howard Main course: Daniel Clifford Dessert: Simon Rogan

Series 8 - 2013

The following year was a Comic Relief special, with a banquet held at the Royal Albert Hall for people associated with the charity event – in a show first, the dessert duties were shared between Richard Davies and returning finalist Daniel Clifford.

Starter: Tom Aikens Fish course: Aiden Byrne Main course: Michael Smith Dessert: Richard Davies & Daniel Clifford

Marcus Wareing wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Series 9 - 2014

It was the 70th anniversary of D-Day in 2014, with the banquet held for veterans who fought in the Normandy invasion at St Paul's Cathedral. Colin McGurran made the menu for the second time, and the show finally had a second female chef cooking at the banquet with Emily Watkins.

Starter: Adam Simmonds Fish course: Emily Watkins Main course: James Durrant Dessert: Colin McGurran

Series 10 - 2015

The 10th series of the show celebrated 100 years of the Women's Institute with a banquet at the Draper's Hall in London – Rich Bainbridge produced both the starter and main course at the event.

Starter: Rich Bainbridge Fish course: Michael O'Hare Main course: Matt Gillan Dessert: Rich Bainbridge

Series 11 - 2016

In 2016, the banquet was held in the dining room of the House of Commons, to celebrate "great Britons" of Elizabeth II, with Tommy Banks making the first of two appearances.

Starter: Mark Abbott Fish course: Tommy Banks Main course: Mark Froydenlund Dessert: Adam Reid

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Series 12 - 2017

Tennis took centre stage for the 2017 series, which marked the 140th anniversary of Wimbledon – it marked the first time the judging panel had changed, with Andi Oliver replacing Prue Leith.

Starter: Pip Lacey Fish course: Tommy Banks Main course: Michael Bremner Dessert: Selin Kiazim

Series 13 - 2018

Last year's show commemorated 70 years of the NHS, with the final banquet (A Feast To Say Thank You) held for healthcare workers at the Great Hall of St Bartholomew's Hospital.

Starter: James Cochran Fish course: Ellis Barrie Main course: Tom Brown Dessert: Chris Harrod

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