It is the final regional heat and the nation's top professional chefs compete to cook at a banquet celebrating the heroes of the NHS. This week three chefs are doing battle to represent Northern Ireland. Tommy Heaney, last year's regional winner and head chef at the award-winning Great House Hotel in south Wales, is taken on by two newcomers - Shauna Froydenlund, chef patron at Marcus Waring's two-Michelin-starred restaurant, and James Devine, the 2017 National Chef of the Year.
After meeting their surprise veteran judge, the chefs get on with cooking their starters. Tommy Heaney is hoping to elevate a breakfast to fine-dining standards with his tribute to NHS nightshift workers. James Devine is also attempting an unusual breakfast-themed dish, transforming tea and toast into a banquet-worthy feast. And Shauna is breaking away from her classical roots with her take on a potato curry, dedicated to NHS staff who come from overseas.