Antonia Lloyd

I am a passionate producer of award-winning TV cookery and chef competition formats and also a regular Food and Features Writer. I've been 'Series Editor' of BBC Two's Great British Menu for the last five years at Optomen Television, the long-running flagship professional chef cookery competition now in its 20th year. Prior to this I have produced many cookery competition formats including the BAFTA winning second series of MasterChef: The Professionals, BAFTA nominated Junior MasterChef, and RTS nominated Beat the Chef. I have worked with many of the UK’s top chefs and celebrated cooks over the last 20 years from Mary Berry to Monica Galetti, Gordon Ramsay to Michel Roux Jr, and love working with new, up-and-coming talents. Additionally, I am a Features Writer and Ambassador for not-for-profit CIC Women in the Food Industry. My specialised writing subjects are cookbook reviews, chef interviews and features about important social enterprises in the transformational food space like The Clink Charity, Food Behind Bars and Migrateful.

Special subjects

1) Cookbook reviews 2) Chef interviews 3)Features about social entreprises bringing about societal change through food 4)Plant-based food

Languages spoken

French Russian

Regular work

TV Series Editor of BBC Two's Great British Menu, Writer for Women in the Food Industry

Advisory boards / Awards

Bafta Features Award for MasterChef: The Professionals, Bafta Member, Ambassador of Women in the Food Industry

Commercial interests


Antonia Lloyd