ITV commission new series with Raymond Blanc OBE


ITV Press Centre

ITV has commissioned a brand new cookery series with world-renowned chef, Raymond Blanc.

In his first show for the broadcaster, the Michelin-starred chef will share the secrets of a new collection of simple, rustic recipes, that can be put together easily and quickly whilst still delivering amazing results.

Made by Rock Oyster Media, Raymond will also reveal the workings of the extensive gardens at the world famous Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons where he is Chef Patron, explaining how much of the produce used in the kitchens is grown there, before using some of his favourite fruits and vegetables in the featured recipes.

The series has been commissioned by ITV Head of Entertainment, Katie Rawcliffe and Commissioning Executive, Leanne Clarke for a 10 x 60’ Daytime series, together with a 6 x 30’ version for peak.

Raymond Blanc said: “It is a pleasure to share this new collection of recipes, and my passion for the very best produce, with ITV viewers. These are dishes that bring the best out of their ingredients, simple cooking that everyone will want to try…and I hope they will! ”

ITV Head of Entertainment Katie Rawcliffe said: “It’s a privilege to be making this new series with Raymond Blanc OBE. His enthusiasm and creativity will inspire viewers with these stunning, yet achievable, dishes. And what a rare treat to see behind the scenes at his restaurant.”

Rock Oyster MD, David Nottage, said: “We are beyond excited to be working with Raymond Blanc OBE on this wonderful series. He is a giant of the food world and a true master of his craft. Despite decades at the top his passion for great food is as strong as ever. This collection of simple and accessible Raymond Blanc recipes will open up the magic of his style and philosophy to a whole new audience.”


About Rock Oyster Media

Rock Oyster Media is a regional indie based in Plymouth, Devon, run by David Nottage and Charlotte Davis. Launched in 2019, the company has focused on food and travel programming in its first year, playing to the strengths of its founders, both of who have an extensive background in the Food genre. So far ROM has delivered 50 hours of content to ITV Daytime and is currently finishing up on ‘Ainsley’s Food We Love’, airing now on ITV on a Saturday morning and doing great numbers. There are further titles about to go into production and to be announced soon.

ROM’s growth plan will see the company pushing on from a strong start into new genres and different parts of the schedule. At the same time, the new management structure will allow David and Charlotte to create a ‘best in class’ working environment for both staff and freelancers through a portfolio of innovative people-first policies and clear cultural values. They are going to build the company they always wanted to work in!

November 11, 2020 7:05am ET by ITV Press Centre  

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