Chef Matt Gillan at The Pass, South Lodge, is the Regional Winner for London and South East in the BBC TWO series Great British Menu

Scoring ten out of ten from each of the four judges for his main course, Teaching and Preaching, Oliver Peyton commented, “I absolutely loved your goat dish; I gave it a ten” and guest judge Mary Gwynn, author of the WI Centenary cookbook, added “it was wonderful; it came from your heart and is just what the ladies of the WI would appreciate.”

The challenge now is to make it through to the National finals, and get a dish on the menu of a special banquet commemorating 100 years of the Women’s Institute.

Watch out for Matt Gillan – from his restaurant, Matt Gillan at The Pass in South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel near Horsham, West Sussex – going head to head with the other regional winners in the Great British Menu WI Centenary Banquet National Finals, transmitting from October 5th 2015 on BBC TWO.

This year Great British Menu is commemorating 100 years of the Women’s Institute. Britain’s finest chefs from across the country are vying for a place in the final.  Their challenge: to plate up impeccable dishes to honour the custodians of British home cooking.

If Matt makes it to the final, his dishes are in with a chance of being served at a glorious banquet at Draper’s Hall in London.

Not only does Matt have to impress the judges Matthew Fort, Prue Leith and Oliver Peyton in Finals week, but guest judges will be scrutinising their dishes too.  Will they measure up to the impeccable standards of the Women’s Institute?