One of Norfolk's best chefs will put his culinary skills to the test on a BBC TV show this week.

Liam Nichols, head chef at Store in Stoke Holy Cross, near Norwich, will be appearing in the central England qualifying round for Great British Menu next week.

The BBC Two show pits some of the best chefs across the UK against each other to battle it out for a chance to cook a course at the esteemed banquet.

Mr Nichols said: "I’ve been a huge fan of Great British Menu for years, and it’s crazy to be in a kitchen that has seen so many awesome chefs through its doors.

READ MORE: Store restaurant in Stoke Holy Cross earns Michelin star

"The whole experience has been a bit wild, but I’m delighted to have been chosen to represent the central region!"

Eastern Daily Press: Chef Liam Nichols on the setChef Liam Nichols on the set (Image: BBC)

Nichols is no stranger to high-level gastronomy after guiding Store to its first Michelin star just two years after opening in March last year.

Store launched in the back room of Stoke Mill in May 2021, serving a tasting menu from an open and intimate kitchen. 

Eastern Daily Press: Store in Stoke Holy Cross serves a tasting menuStore in Stoke Holy Cross serves a tasting menu (Image: Fixr)

On winning the Michelin star, Mr Nichols said: "The reaction since we opened has been very positive and we have lots of lovely regulars.

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"When you start cooking you never think of getting a Michelin star so it is a huge privilege and when I found out I was emotional. 

"There were also some of my old employers at the ceremony like Tom Kerridge from when I worked at Kerridge's Bar and Grill in London."

The show will air on BBC Two at 8pm on Tuesday for the starters and fish round, Wednesday for the mains and puddings and Thursday when all the courses are put to the judges.