Great British Menu 2022 chefs: Angelo Sato, London and South East heat

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Chef Patron at Humble chicken Angelo Sato is one of four chefs representing London and the South West on Great British Menu 2022

Series 17 of the competition starts on February 1st 2022 on BBC Two at 8pm and will air at the same time every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for eight weeks.

The London and South East heat is taking place on Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th February, and will see Angelo go head to head with chefs Tony Parkin, Robbie Lorraine and Spencer Metzger. This is Angelo's first appearance on the programme. 

Before any of the chefs can make it to the judge's chamber, where they will face Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona and Ed Gamble, as well as guest judge and Eastenders star, Anita Dobson, they must impress a veteran judge - who is yet to be announced.

Robbie was the first to leave the Great British Menu kitchen after the fish course, and despite his best attempts, Angelo followed. Spencer and Tony then tested their menu out on the judge's chamber, and Spencer won the week to represent London and the South East in the national finals.


Born in Japan, 29 year-old Angelo started working in professional kitchens aged 15.

He moved to London when he was 17, and has since worked in some of the world's finest establishments: from three Michelin-starred RyuGin and two-starred NARISAWA in Tokyo to Daniel Humm's three Michelin-starred New York restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, and three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay under then head chef Clare Smyth.

Angelo was the head chef at Tom Sellers' (now two, then one Michelin-starred) Restaurant Story before opening his own restaurant in Soho last year.

At Humble Chicken, Angelo has dialled back his classical European influences and returned to his Japanese roots, serving refined and authentic Tokyo-style Yakitori. The restaurant has been widely praised, and received rave reviews from critics Jay Rayner and Giles Coren.

Angelo's dishes on Great British Menu will pay tribute to the BBC's Natural History Unit and the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Editor 25th February 2022

Great British Menu 2022 chefs: Angelo Sato, London and South East heat