When the Beeb came to town…

In May 2015, Amélies took part in the first series of BBC2 TV show Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial.
It was MasterChef meets The Apprentice as Alex Polizzi took on the challenge of finding new head chefs for restaurants that needed to fill a vacancy.

Over four episodes that took a week to film, Alex helped us to look at the business in many ways and to improve in a number of areas. She also helped us to find Head Chef Paul James who worked alongside our owner Sam Sheffield-Dunstan to create menus for the restaurant, for private-hire weddings and for our sister company Gourmet Picnics.

Alex Polizzi said of Amélies: “Perched on the harbour of picturesque Cornish fishing town, Amélies, Porthleven is a relaxed restaurant providing the freshest seafood cooked and served simply and with style.”

You can buy the show and watch us in action on BBC iPlayer