Raymond Blanc at the Food is GREAT Britain reception at 10 Downing Street

On Monday 30 April, the Prime Minister, the Right Hon David Cameron hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street for 150 of the top chefs, restaurateurs and producers in the UK. The event, at which Michelin-starred chef Brett Graham catered, was to launch VisitBritain's Food is Great campaign, in partnership with the SRA.

Downing Street Food Is Great

A short film was recorded at the event including interviews with chefs including Gordon Ramsey, Bill Granger, Thomas Keller and Michel Roux Jr: 

Prior to the reception, Raymond was one of six chefs who took part in a video to promote  Food is GREAT Britain, part of VisitBritain's Great Britain campaign.

The film, made in association with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), features Raymond Blanc, Brett Graham, Ruth Rogers, Atul Kochhar, Angela Hartnett and Fergus Henderson explaining what British food means to them. They list chicken, Stilton, Roe deer, Cornish pasties, crumble and smoked salmon, as some of their favourite British foods. The film was aired for the first time at the reception, and can be seen here: