Chris Fearon, head chef of Deanes at Queens Head,in Belfast, shares his experiences on the Great British Menu with Satellite Dishes. Here's what this charming fella ha to say.
How did you find the regional heat?
It was a daunting experience because Brian McCann was my old chef. I worked with him for about four or five years before I left take on my first head chef role and I went for the biggest rival in Belfast.
We fell out over it and didn't speak for a couple of years and the first time we saw each other was at the Great British Menu so it was a bit weird. It wasn't until the last day that I really started enjoying myself because of the awkwardness in the studio. Once I'd won the regional heat it was fine.