Papa G

Late last year. I shared that my family and I were filming something top secret for telly and now, finally, all can now be revealed.

Drum roll please….

This Friday sees my Dad (Papa G), Mum, my brother Solos and I (plus a whole load of our friends and family) feature in Too Many Cooks a new cookery show on Channel 4!

George and Vasoulla Psarias

Photo by The Yorkshire Evening Post-read the article HERE.

In this no doubt lively episode held during my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary party, my family and I give our verdict on the competing couples dishes as they try their hand at Greek food! Taking over the kitchens at one of my folk’s award winning restaurants The Olive Tree in Headingley, each couple tries to out-do each other in what promises to be an entertaining and emotional Big Fat Greek evening!

The show airs at 5.30pm this Friday – so be there or erm, be square 😉 or you know, watch it on 4 On Demand ;)!

Filming the show was so much fun- having worked as a director during my twenties pre-blogging, I’m used to be being behind the camera but thanks to my recent vlogging as well as presenting work with ITV and Sky News, I’ve developed a new-found passion for appearing on screen too.

…Oh, and now judging on camera!

Watch out Cheryl Cole hey 😉

For those who haven’t caught the show, ‘Too Many Cooks’ sees three amateur foodie couples compete to provide great food at a series of five different parties. They each cater on budgets and at a scale they’ve never encountered before making for a dynamic and exciting show.

Fans of Come Dine With Me are going to LOVE this show!

And what an amazing celebration! Joined by family and friends – the room was full of love, laughter and plenty of Greek dancing too! Opa!

Here are some shots from ‘behind the scenes’!

Vicki Psarias with friends

Friends

Friends at a party

Event at The Olive Tree Leeds

You can watch this short vlog I made on the evening too but do tune in for the show…

…My Dad loved the whole experience too. An award-winning chef himself, he’s no stranger to appearing on screen cooking with Marco Pierre White and spending a lot of my childhood cooking on breakfast TV and even shot several shows for BBC2’s Food & Drink. Papa G even encouraged me to try out for Junior Masterchef aged just 10. I came 4th in the North but they only needed 3 kids for the TV show-the guy’s only just forgiven me for it 😉 ! Sorry Dad!

Naturally, I can’t reveal any spoilers about the night, however I can share that there’s an interesting twist- as our judges’ marks aren’t the only scoring metric!

There’s another clever layer as the caterers can ‘bank’ some of their budget each day, gambling on the chance that the extra cash they put in their profit pot will see them ending the week on the biggest score and walking away with all their winnings.

To find out what happened at our event, tune in on Friday!

Too Many Cooks is shown daily at 5.30pm on Channel 4. The episode featuring our family will be shown at 5.30pm on Channel 4 or 6.30pm on Channel 4 +1 on April 15th 2016.

Too Many Cooks is produced by Leeds-based production company True North Productions.

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37 Responses

  1. Katie

    Soooo cool!! Have it recorded but haven’t managed to watch it yet. Looks amazing as does the restaurant. Well done family!!

    #brilliantblogpost
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  2. becca farrelly

    How exciting! I absolutely love ‘come dine with me’ so I’m sure I will love this too! I haven’t heard of it but will be tuning in! 🙂

    #brillblogposts

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  3. Elin

    Superb article & awesome video…!! I love honestmum.com your family is so exciting & lovely. Great to be here..Thanks !!

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  4. Keshia Esgate

    Just watching this now! The food all looks delicious and you look beautiful!!

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  5. Elle

    Vicki, this is so so exciting. How incredible!! I need to tune in and see this, it’s sounds amazing. Must have been funny for you to be in front of camera too rather than behind, I always find myself really bad at taking direction ironically!

    Elle
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    xx

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  6. Mrs Tubbs

    What an amazing experience. I’ll be at work, but there’s always catchup TV! I do like a good cookery show 🙂

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  7. Regina L. L. Wells

    Congrats and how fun! How can we watch across the pond? Your Mom and Dad are so doggone cute! I know that you cannot reveal any spoilers, but, overall, were you impressed with the contestants’ ability to grasp the feel and flavor of Greek cooking?
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    • Honest Mum

      OOh will come back and answer this once it’s been aired but it was a truly fab experience and I can’t wait to watch it. I’m not sure if once it’s online, it’s available outside the UK but I will ask lovely x

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    • Honest Mum

      Thanks lovely, it was so much fun-enjoy x
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  8. Mess and Merlot

    Ooh I’ve heard of the show but haven’t seen it, will be sure to catch your episode though. How lucky to have such an amazing foodie family too 🙂 #Brillblogposts
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  9. Eb Gargano

    How exciting – that sounds like a lot of fun! Will definitely watch it (though almost certainly on 4OD – thank goodness for catchup TV!) Eb x
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  10. Cheryl

    How exciting! It sounds like such a fun night, I bet you and your family all had a blast. I’m going to set the planner to record the show on Friday night. Well done and thanks for hosting #BrillBlogPosts x
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  11. Rach

    Got it Skyplussed already!! Can’t wait to watch it…I love me a bit of Come Dine With Me so this will be right up my street x #brillblogposts

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  12. Debbie

    Hi Vicki, I bet you had so much fun filming the show. Of course I don’t know your family dynamics, but the fact that you are a Greek family working together on a cooking show will make it all the more fun to watch.

    xx
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  13. Mirka Moore

    Soooo exciting lovely! Have to remember this Friday to watch it! xxx
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  14. Mim

    Oh my word this is exciting Vicki – well done you and your family! Now I must find a way of watching this over here! x x
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