C4 explores Boomerang’s “Hidden Kitchens”

The UK pubcaster has ordered a culinary series from Twofour Group-owned prodco Boomerang that will follow Michelin-star chef Michel Roux Jr. (pictured) to remote dining locations across the UK.
August 15, 2016

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered a culinary series set to follow Michelin-star chef Michel Roux Jr. (pictured) to remote dining locations across the UK.

Produced by Twofour Group-owned producer Boomerang, the tentatively titled Hidden Kitchens (4 x 60 minutes) will explore secretive but successful British restaurants that allow chefs to be inventive in their cooking, while creating a unique experience for diners.

The series will feature fine-dining establishments that are floating on lakes and suspended by wires as well as restaurants in tree tops and garden sheds, as Roux Jr. meets a new breed of British chef and picks up culinary tricks and tips as he attempts to set up a hidden away kitchen of his own.

Roux Jr. will visit an array of established restaurants, and will also shadow one new restaurant from build to opening night.

The series was commissioned by C4 features and daytime commissioning editor Tim Hancock. Boomerang’s Sam Grace¬†will exec produce.

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