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1 August 2011

Twelve’s young chef joins Lancashire Hotshots

Seaside fun has inspired the menu of  Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board’s (LBTB’s) next  Lancashire HotShot,  22 years old Graham Lloyd.  Graham, Sous Chef at Michelin Bib Gourmand and Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured restaurant Twelve, will take over the kitchen on Wednesday 24th August as part of the tourist board’s prestigious young chef initiative.

Graham Lloyd, has been working at Twelve for the last four years and trained at Blackpool & The Fylde College. Along with his parents and younger sister, Graham was part of a travelling circus until the age of 10, and has drawn on his childhood experiences to create a menu featuring treats such as savory popcorn canapés and fairground attraction desserts with toffee apples and marshmallows.

He said: “I’m really pleased to be taking part in the Lancashire Hotshots programme, it’s a great opportunity to lead the team and create a special menu for the evening.

“I’ve been working at Twelve for the last four years and I’ve learned a lot working alongside Paul Moss and Caroline Upton. I always knew I wanted a career in catering when we made apple crumble at school and by the time I’d got home, I’d finished it off!”

Graham’s HotShot menu will be available on Wednesday August 24th from 6.30pm at a cost of £20 per person. To book call Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar on 01253 821212. Early booking is advised for this show-stopping menu.

Graham’s Lancashire HotShot Menu


Masala Popcorn


Carpaccio of Beetroot

goats cheese mousse, pine nuts, balsamic reduction

Ham Hock Terrine

spiced pineapple, fried quail’s egg


Braised Daube of Beef

red wine sauce, truffle mash, wild mushroom, baby onion

Fillet of Plaice

herb risotto, panache of summer vegetables


Fairground Attraction

selection of fairground desserts

Lancashire cheese board

fruit chutney, biscuits

Petit Four

honeycomb lollypop

The Lancashire HotShots programme was developed by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board to help raise the profile of new talent working in the Lancashire food industry. It provides young chefs with the opportunity to take over the running of their restaurant for one night – under the watchful eye of their mentor Head Chef or Chef/Patron.  

This non-competitive environment allows the Lancashire HotShot to create their own menu and members of the public the chance to be amongst the first to spot a culinary rising star!

Look out for announcements regarding upcoming events on visitlancashire.com


 Media enquiries: Anna Izza, Communications Executive, Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist

Board For more information about Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar, and Twelve Event Managementcontact ICG PR. Tel 01772 679383. Julie Hackett, Denise Dawson, Paula Holden. [email protected] Mobile: 07973 196 787.

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