Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars is returning for a second series, commissioned for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. In the upcoming series, he continues his search for the country’s most exciting and innovative new food and drink businesses.
Gordon has always been at the cutting edge of his industry and has hand-picked 12 of the UK’s best up-and-coming food and drink entrepreneurs to compete to earn his investment – a whopping £150,000 of his own cash. But to be in with a chance of winning the life-changing reward, they’ll need to prove they have what it takes to partner up with Gordon.
Over 8 weeks, the Future Food Stars will travel all over the country from the Cotswolds to Wales to Gateshead and all the way to Glenapp Castle in Scotland.
Across the series, Gordon will set his 12 brand new contenders relentless challenges designed to test their character and showcase their business skills – he’s not looking for his next Head Chef, he wants to find someone who he can partner up in business with.
In this series, the contenders will be tasked with building brands from scratch, running businesses to create and sell pizzas, hosting drag brunches, even running Gordon’s very own restaurants, concocting recipes good enough for industry magazines, and much more.
They will be expected to tackle technical tasks like de-shelling lobster, identifying and harvesting samples of seaweed, and collecting pine needles and cones from 40-foot trees to infuse into Mille Feuille, all the while being judged by Gordon on their technical and leadership skills as each week someone is sent home after the grilling.
Gordon will be joined by industry greats and experts across the series, which include double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams and TikTok sensation Uncle Roger.
Gordon Ramsay says “My expectations are high for series 2. These guys should have seen the first Future Food Stars series so they should be more prepared for how to impress me. The contenders are great and viewers will pick favourites and will them on to win.”
Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment for the BBC says “Gordon Ramsay returns! A dozen more culinary contestants travel across the UK to take part in exciting challenges in a bid to win a career changing investment from Gordon himself. If you’re a foodie, love business and want to find out who has the right ingredients to be a success, tune in to Future Food Stars”.
Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars (8x60’) is a Studio Ramsay Global production for BBC One.