Channel 4 Features has commissioned Boomerang to make Hidden Kitchens (w/t), a brand new 4 x 60’ series with Michelin Star chef Michel Roux Jr.
Far away from London’s fine dining scene, a very different type of restaurant is burgeoning in the UK. Passionate British chefs have taken to setting up kitchens in remote or secretive locations, which allow – or force – them to be extremely inventive in their cooking while creating a unique experience for diners wily enough to seek them out.
Inspired and fascinated by this trend, Michel Roux Jr is going on a journey across the UK to seek out the very best hidden eateries, eat extraordinary food and meet a new breed of British chef. Plus, he’ll be picking up culinary tricks and tips for himself as he endeavours to set up a hidden kitchen of his very own.
From a floating restaurant only accessible by boat to a fine dining garden shed that seats just 8, Michel will travel the length and breadth of the UK to discover some of the country’s most extraordinary hidden eateries. As well as visiting an array of up and running restaurants, each episode will follow one new restaurant from build to opening night, showcasing the hard work and ingenious ideas that go into making these unusual eateries work.
Inspired by the people he meets, the food that he eats and the local produce he discovers, Michel will be creating a series of meals in his own tiny hidden kitchen tucked away in a secret location.
The series was commissioned by Features and Daytime Commissioning Editor Tim Hancock. It will be made by Boomerang and executive produced by Sam Grace.
Tim Hancock said: “With restaurants at the top of trees, floating on lakes and suspended on wires, this series will be as delicious to watch as the food will be to eat. Michel Roux Jr is the perfect guide to this hidden world, and I can’t wait to see what he cooks up in his very own hidden kitchen.”
Sam Grace added: “We’re delighted to be working with Channel 4 and Michel Roux Jr again, and to have the opportunity to make such an exciting series out of our Cardiff office. Who wouldn’t be excited by the chance to travel the country visiting some of the restaurant world’s best kept secrets in the company of Michel Roux Jr?”