Yep, you bet that Ready Steady Cook is coming back bigger and BETTER. How? The TV show is promising to minimise food waste and avoid plastic where possible with the aim of being as sustainable as possible. And we're here for it. That's right, you die-hard Ready Steady Cook fans might remember those famous red tomato and green peppers plastic bags. Well, they're going to be a thing of the past.
The TV show hopes to improve the standard in sustainability by pledging to replace plastic bags with re-usable jute totes (because who doesn't love totes?), present ingredients on screen in a responsible way by avoiding single use plastics, use colour coded waste bins on set and backstage, donate unused fruit/veggies to local food banks, source ingredients from local food supplies and favour seasonal products to avoid excessive food miles.
Rylan Clark-Neal, new host, says:
“One of the biggest sustainability issues we face is from food and packaging waste, so Ready Steady Cook is being brought bang up to date to play its part in tackling this. It’s going to be good bye plastic bags and hello jute totes when we hit screens in the New Year. I can’t wait to get stuck in!”
The show will reflect contemporary food themes, from cooking on budget to eating healthily, managing food waste to feeding the whole family, all in a bid to mirror the changes in food and British cooking over the past decade.
Speaking about the changes to the show, Cat Lawson, Executive Producer, also says:
“The world has changed a lot since Ready Steady Cook was on air last, and it’s more important than ever to source sustainable and ethically produced food. As such Ready Steady Cook will be favouring local suppliers and seasonal products, avoiding single use plastic and food waste as much as possible.”
The new series will feature a great range of exciting talent from the culinary world, providing a new line-up of chefs a platform to showcase their cooking skills against the clock on BBC One. Chefs include Mike Reid, Romy Gill, Akis Petretzikis, Ellis Barrie and Anna Haugh.
Fancy being part of the audience in the new series? You can apply for tickets HERE