Chef Shaun Rankin of the Michelin-starred St Helier restaurant, Bohemia, is through to the finals of the television programme "Great British Menu" after winning the south-west regional heat last week.

He used Jersey produce to create his four-course menu, which led him to his regional victory on the BBC 2 series.

In the final round of the Great British Menu, to be shown at the end of May, each of his four courses will be judged individually against the seven other regional finalists.

The final prize is to serve one or more of his courses to a homecoming banquet for military personnel recently returned from active service in Afghanistan.

Television crews travelled to Jersey to film Rankin at work, both in his kitchen and out sourcing local ingredients. In one case the cameras followed him down to the main harbour where they chatted with local fishermen and handpicked scallops for his menu.

The judges were made up of a panel of experts consisting of author and chef Prue Leith, food writer Matthew Fort and restaurateur Oliver Peyton.

The menu that got him through the regional round is now on the Bohemia menu.

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