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Great British Menu - The Pointer

18th September 2015

Categories: Blog

The chef from The Pointer at Brill, Mini Patel, has been battling it out on the BBC TV series, the Great British Menu.

During  his heat Mini had Marcus Wareing to impress, who is a tough cookie to impress, and despite coming up with a delicious risqué-sounding pheasant dish called ‘Showing you a bit of breast and a bit of leg’, ultimately, it came down to the wire and Mini just missed out on progressing to the final.

Mini Patel, originally from Wakefield, attended Art College but it wasn’t for him so he left. Inspired by Ready, Steady, Cook’s Ainsley Harriet he decided to pursue a career in the kitchen. He has previously worked at Teatro, which was a venture by Gordon Ramsay and Lee Chapman in Soho, London. Back up north to Manchester, he did the opening for The River Room Restaurant at the Lowry Hotel; Marco Pierre White was the overseeing chef at the time.

In his current role at The Pointer, he brings his ‘natural and unfussy’ style to the restaurant’s dishes. He says he’s very precise and he tries to source the best ingredients he can so he can ‘put it on the plate as it is’.

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