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Chef Andrew Tuck Wiki, Age, Great British Menu, Wife, Partner, Family

Andrew Tuck Biography – Andrew Tuck Wiki

Andrew Tuck, also known as Andi Tuck, is head chef at Harbour House, a modern take on a waterside Cornish pub in Flushing. He appeared on BBC Two’s Great British Menu in 2023 and 2024.

Andrew first fell in love with food whilst fishing with his father as a young boy. He was a KP at the age of 14. His first chef’s role was as a commis chef at the Atlantic House in Polzeath (now the Atlantic Bar & Kitchen at Polzeath Beach House).

He has had the opportunity to learn from chefs such as Ben Quinn and Simon Stallard, giving him a passion for open fire cooking. Having worked at the award-winning St. Kew Inn, which recently ranked 36th in the Estrella Dame Top 50 Gastro Pub, he now runs the Kitchen at swiftly Michelin – recognised Harbour House in Flushing, where he brings his love of open fire cooking to the village.

He often puts his skills to the test, participating yearly in the Meatopia festival held in London, alongside some of the world’s best live-fire chefs, including Lennox Hastie.

Andrew Tuck Age

Great British Menu chef Andrew Tuck was born in Cornwall.

Andrew Tuck Wife

Chef Andrew Tuck is married to his wife Sian Tuck, a baker, gardener, photographer and artist. She is the founder of The Garden Baker, a bakery making beautifully designed, garden-inspired cakes and bakes. Andrew and Sian live in St Kew Highway, Cornwall.

Andrew Tuck Great British Menu 2024

Cornwall’s Andrew Tuck is a contestant on Series 19 of the Great British Menu on BBC Two. He is one of four chefs competing for south west England with canapes, starters and fish dishes inspired by the Olympics and Paralympics. His South West competitors are Elly Wentworth, Ben Palmer and Mike Naidoo.

Andi brings to the competition a unique skill set, and an ability to create amazing flavour combinations. He takes inspiration for his menu from Cornish Olympians.

Andi said: “I absolutely loved my last appearance on Great British Menu in 2023 and it’s a huge honour to be back to represent Cornwall. I can’t think of a more intense, or competitive environment, in which to cook for such illustrious judges, but as a result, this pushes us all to be at the very top of our games.

“I’ll be ‘letting rip’ with my personal, creative fire and smoking methods, and Cornish local ingredient sourcing, for each of my entry dishes. It’s such a pleasure to cook and work alongside the most exciting chefs in the South West in the upcoming set of episodes.”

Andrew Tuck Great British Menu 2023

Andrew Tuck was a contestant on series 18 of Great British Menu in 2023. He finished the competition as the southwest’s regional semi-finalist and was able to showcase his work to a huge audience. Appearing in the show is something Andi described as “being a dream”, having never imagined growing up that he’d one day have the opportunity to appear on TV and work alongside other talented chefs.

“It was a great experience,” he said. “I went in as an underdog and it drove me to do the best cooking I could do. It was so much fun and I felt comfortable throughout. There was some stiff competition in some of the other regions but we had a lot of fun. It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again if I had the opportunity.”

“It was so surreal for me,” he added. “Growing up, I’d always pretended to be a celebrity chef when I was cooking on the fire in my garden. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of and now it’s real.”

Andrew Tuck Dyslexia

Cornwall-based chef Andrew Tuck is dyslexic. In an interview with CornwallLive, Andrew opened up about the challenges he faced because of his dyslexia. During his time at school, Andi said he felt there were moments where he “suffered” with his dyslexia and found he “wasn’t very well supported or understood by teachers.” However, he said he now feels that the development of new technologies has helped increase the level of support for those with dyslexia.

“When I was younger, dyslexia was seen as a disability but it’s not, it’s just something that makes you a bit different,” Andi told CornwallLive. “I’ve never been academic, I did art and home economics at school. Reading and writing have always been looming over me but I don’t see it as a disadvantage. Technology is a lot better now, so people can do more interactive learning.”


Andrew Tuck’s Instagram handle is andrewdtuck.