Television debut for Suffolk chef

A SUFFOLK chef made his small-screen debut last night in one of television's most famous kitchens.

A SUFFOLK chef made his small-screen debut last night in one of television's most famous kitchens.

Franck Pontais, whose business Food Creation is based in Halesworth, appeared on BBC 2's long-running Ready Steady Cook programme.

Hosted by Ainsley Harriott the show saw French-born Mr Pontais go head-to-head with Italian chef Gino D'Acampo cooking a number of dishes to impress the voting audience and his celebrity assistant, opera singer Lesley Garrett.

His television debut marks yet another highlight in his career, having been approached to try for the series following his cookery demonstration at Tastes of Anglia's Feast East in Cambridge in March.


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Mr Pontais has also been working on his first book, Terrines & Verrines, which will be launched in September.

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