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The first cookbook from Great British Chefs, filled with over 100 beautiful recipes from the greatest chefs cooking in the UK today.
The first cookbook from Great British Chefs, filled with over 100 beautiful recipes from the greatest chefs cooking in the UK today.
The first cookbook from Great British Chefs, filled with over 100 beautiful recipes from the greatest chefs cooking in the UK today.
2,763 backers pledged £101,580 to help bring this project to life.

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The Great British Chefs Cookbook

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Over the last few years, Great British Chefs has become the go-to website for home cooks and food lovers in the UK. We have grown into a multimedia foodie platform with over 4,500 recipes from 150 of Britain’s best chefs (such as Marcus Wareing, Nathan Outlaw, Martin Wishart, Michael Caines, Simon Rogan, Tom Aikens, Nuno Mendes, Francesco Mazzei, Galton Blackiston, Pierre Koffmann, Jeremy Lee, Sat Bains, Claude Bosi and Alfred Prasad). We also have thousands of in-depth articles, photo stories and how-to video guides. But quantity and quality would mean nothing without our community of foodies, to whom we owe the success of www.greatbritishchefs.com.

If you haven’t come across us before, Great British Chefs is the fastest growing food website in the UK. We work with the nation’s top culinary talent – including chefs with a combined 70 Michelin stars between them – to bring you their recipes, stories and an insight into their restaurants. We also produce in-depth articles on Britain’s rich and exciting food scene, guides on how to cook like a pro in your own kitchen and videos celebrating the world of good food. Gone are the days of people thinking British food means bland and boiled; it’s a melting pot of incredible flavours, world-class chefs and the very best ingredients. This cookbook is a prime example of that.

This is why we want to put you at the heart of our next foodie adventure – the very first Great British Chefs Cookbook. We are taking the leap from the digital world and putting over 100 fantastic recipes on paper, simply because we love cookbooks as much as you do. Cookbooks line our shelves and we give and receive them as gifts. We love flicking through their pages, rediscovering old friends and new ideas and over time they develop characters of their own as they become covered with notes and the odd splash of sauce!

The Great British Chefs hardback cookbook will bring together the greatest chefs in Britain, their fascinating stories and incredible dishes. Every single recipe will come with stunning images, step-by-step instructions and cooking tips from the chefs themselves, packaged together in a beautifully designed book. We'll also include a weights and measurements table with all the necessary conversions, making this book accessible to cooks all over the world.

Example recipes
Example recipes
As a backer, you will have the chance to shape the content of the book by telling us which recipes you would like to see and which new ones we should include, ranging from simple midweek meals to the dinner party showstopper. Our backers have already begun sharing their favourite recipes with us as well as other content suggestions for the book. If you become a backer you can do this too. As the project continues to develop, backers will also receive behind-the-scenes updates to keep them fully up to speed throughout the process. And because the cookbook will be exclusive to those who back us on Kickstarter, it won’t be available in shops or elsewhere online – making this book something of a collector’s item to be cherished for years to come.

A few of the 150 chefs we work with at greatbritishchefs.com
A few of the 150 chefs we work with at greatbritishchefs.com
Our initial pledge goal of £60,000 covers the costs of testing the recipes until they’re perfect, photographing them to the highest standards, developing the design, printing the limited edition run and shipping it to you as a backer.

Now that we’ve surpassed our initial pledge goal, we can set our sights even higher. Additional funding allows us to further improve the quality and usefulness of the cookbook. The recipe count will increase, the paper quality improved and other design touches added. We love cookbooks so want to make our first one as special as possible.

Stretch goal #1: £85,000 ACHIEVED!

If we reach £85,000 we will increase the number of recipes in the cookbook from 100 to 110, allowing us to incorporate even more of your favourite chefs and dishes in the cookbook.

Stretch goal #2: £100,000

If we reach £100,000 in funding we will be able to significantly improve the quality of the hardback cookbook in a number of ways to provide an even better book for you to reference for years to come. The paper will be upgraded to provide better strength and colour brightness and the hardback cover will be made thicker and more durable.

Stretch goal #3: £115,000

Details announced after we reach Stretch Goal #2


Great British Chefs apron
Great British Chefs apron
 
Popular Great British Chefs recipes:
Octopus with saffron, black risotto and pickled dulse
Octopus with saffron, black risotto and pickled dulse

 

Oven roasted rack of lamb, matchstick potatoes with fenugreek leaves, wild mushroom pulao
Oven roasted rack of lamb, matchstick potatoes with fenugreek leaves, wild mushroom pulao

 

Sea-salted caramel tart with Javanese milk chocolate
Sea-salted caramel tart with Javanese milk chocolate

 

Cod with clams and chorizo
Cod with clams and chorizo

 

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Risks and challenges

We know recipes inside-out, we know what our community loves and we know what leaves them cold. That’s why we’re confident that the recipes included in our cookbook will be fantastic. Some of the recipes and articles are already in development but we want you, our backers, to help us select the final set.

On top of all that, we’ve put a huge amount of time and effort into understanding what makes a good cookbook. A lot of thought has been put into this project, including setting a realistic budget and choosing the best people to work with, be that chefs, photographers, designers or printers, to deliver something truly stunning.

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    Great British Chefs Digital Cookbook

    A digital only copy of the Great British Chefs Cookbook containing over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain's greatest chefs. This cookbook is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

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    Early bird deal

    One hardback copy of the Great British Chefs Cookbook containing over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain's greatest chefs. This book is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

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    Great British Chefs Cookbook

    One hardback copy of the Great British Chefs Cookbook containing over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain's greatest chefs. This book is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

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    Cookbook + name in book

    One hardback copy of the Great British Chefs Cookbook containing over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain's greatest chefs. This book is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

    In addition to the cookbook, your name (first and last name) will be included in the book and credited as helping to launch this project.

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    Early bird deal - two cookbooks

    Two hardback copies of the Great British Chefs Cookbook containing over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain’s greatest chefs. This book is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

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    Christmas cookbook package

    The perfect gift for all the foodies on your list. Order a copy of the Great British Chefs cookbook with their name in it and also receive access to an exclusive digital cook-a-long with one of Britain's greatest chefs. You will also receive a PDF gift card you can send to the cookbook recipient letting them know they'll be receiving a copy when it is released.

    The digital cook-a-long will take place on Saturday 10 March 2018 and will be available for viewing after it airs in case you can't watch it live. We'll be sending out an ingredients list ahead of the cook-a-long so you have everything you need to take part.

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    Cookbook + apron + name in book

    One hardback copy of the Great British Chefs Cookbook containing over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain's greatest chefs. This book is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

    You will also receive one Great British Chefs logo apron that will be shipped to you in December 2017.

    In addition to the cookbook and apron, your name (first and last name) will be included in the book and credited as helping to launch this project.

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    Two cookbooks + name(s) in book

    Two hardback copies of the Great British Chefs Cookbook containing over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain’s greatest chefs. This book is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

    In addition to the cookbooks, your name (first and last name) and an optional second name will be included in the book and credited as helping to launch this project.

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    Cookbook + printed photo + name in book

    One hardback copy of the Great British Chefs Cookbook containing over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain's greatest chefs. This book is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

    You will also receive a large professionally printed recipe photo of your choice from the Great British Chefs Cookbook. This beautiful image will look stunning displayed in your kitchen and provide inspiration for your cooking adventures.

    In addition to the cookbook and photo print, your name (first and last name) will be included in the book and credited as helping to launch this project.

    Includes:
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    • 406.4x508mm archive print of a cookbook recipe photo (unframed)
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    Christmas deal - four cookbooks

    Four hardback copies of the Great British Chefs Cookbook for the price of three! Each cookbook contains over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain's greatest chefs. This book is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

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    Deluxe Great British Chefs package

    Two hardback copies of the Great British Chefs Cookbook each signed by 10 chefs from the book. The cookbook contains over 100 beautifully photographed recipes from Britain’s greatest chefs and is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

    You will also receive two Great British Chefs logo aprons that will be shipped to you in December 2017.

    In addition to the cookbooks and aprons, your name (first and last name) and an optional second name will be included in the book and credited as helping to launch this project.

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    Great British Chefs Supper Club

    Great British Chefs will be hosting an unforgettable one-off supper club for you, our backers in central London next summer.

    Limited to just 50 places, it promises to be a culinary experience of a lifetime where we’ll be presenting an incredible 4-course meal and drinks to match, with all the dishes coming from the cookbook.

    If you wish to purchase more than one ticket please send us a message to coordinate.

    Date: Friday 20th July 2018
    Venue: London zone 1 or 2

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    Great British Chefs Supper Club 2

    Due to popular demand Great British Chefs will be hosting a second supper club evening for you, our backers in central London next summer.

    Limited to just 50 places, it promises to be a culinary experience of a lifetime where we'll be presenting an incredible 4-course meal and drinks to match, with all the dishes coming from the cookbook.

    If you wish to purchase more than one ticket please send us a message to coordinate.

    Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
    Venue: London zone 1 or 2

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    Your recipe included in the cookbook

    This is an exclusive opportunity to have your recipe included in the Great British Chefs Cookbook, a great suggestion from one of our backers!

    You provide the recipe and our team will test and optimise it to perfection then professionally photograph it and make it look amazing.

    Your recipe, with your name beside it, will be featured in the cookbook highlighting passionate and talented members of the Great British Chefs community.

    The fine print:
    - No brands will be included in the recipe
    - Only open to amateur chefs
    - All recipes will be checked for plagiarism
    - Great British Chefs has the editorial right to reject a recipe and refund the money

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    Supper Club Chefs' Table - 20th July

    An exclusive experience for you and seven guests at the Great British Chefs Supper Club. Your table will be hosted by the chefs for the evening and greeted with a welcome drink.

    The evening promises to be a culinary experience of a lifetime where we'll be presenting an incredible 4-course meal of dishes coming from the cookbook along with special drink offerings exclusive to the Chefs' table.

    Date: Friday 20th July 2018
    Venue: London zone 1 or 2

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    Supper Club Chefs' Table - 21st July

    An exclusive experience for you and seven guests at the Great British Chefs Supper Club. Your table will be hosted by the chefs for the evening and greeted with a welcome drink.

    The evening promises to be a culinary experience of a lifetime where we'll be presenting an incredible 4-course meal of dishes coming from the cookbook along with special drink offerings exclusive to the Chefs' table.

    Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
    Venue: London zone 1 or 2

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