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Top of the Shop

Presented by Tom Kerridge, BBC2's new series Top of the Shop, gives enthusiastic kitchen table producers an opportunity to showcase their produce to real customers. During the eight episodes, food producers attempt to convince expert judges Alison Swan Parente and Nisha Katona that their product is the best and deserves a permanent space on the shop shelves of Town End Farm Shop in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.


“The huge rise in interest around artisan food products in this country has been phenomenal over the past few years. This has led to a great many more amateur food lovers having a go at making goods themselves with some outstanding results. I cannot wait to see the range of artisan products on the shop shelf and seeing if they are well received by the local community!”
Tom Kerridge, two-Michelin starred chef and presenter

“Being able to make food from scratch is a useful skill. It helps keeps us in touch with our roots and our environment and it most definitely saves us money and gives us something to be proud of. I am thrilled to be a part of this programme where entrepreneurship and artisan food skills are valued and encouraged.”
Alison Swan Parente, founder of The School of Artisan Food

“There is a food entrepreneur lurking in many of us. We all have beloved recipes that we would like to see shared across the nation. The series will educate, surprise and inspire us all and I am thrilled to be a part of this celebration of simple British artisan brilliance.”
Nisha Katona, food writer and restaurateur

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