Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars

Finalists - Olivier and Sheila Guyard-Mulkerrin, Les Saveurs

The combination of Olivier's talent in the kitchen and Sheila's hard work front of house has earned Les Saveurs a coveted AA Rosette.

Finalists - Olivier and Sheila Guyard-Mulkerrin, Les Saveurs

Chef: Olivier Guyard-Mulkerrin
Front of house: Sheila Guyard-Mulkerrin
Restaurant: Les Saveurs, Exmouth
Audition dish (Episode 2): Slow-poached fillet of Devonshire brill, served on a bed of chive mash, samphire and Jerusalem artichoke. finished with nettle sauce

Olivier grew up cooking in his dad’s restaurant in Brittany in France, and trained in butchery and pastry.  He has worked in various restaurants both in France and here in the UK, having spent time at Michelin-starred Morels.

Sheila, on the other hand, trained in the military and had never worked in the catering industry before they opened their restaurant in 2007. She works as a community health worker during the day and does front of house in the evenings. They met nearly 18 years ago and admit that theirs is a fiery relationship. 

Olivier idolises Marco, admiring his hard work and perfectionism.  He too is a big fan of fishing, and when he’s not buying direct from the fishermen, he’s out at sea spearfishing. Business is tough, but with Olivier’s talent in the kitchen and the couple's hard work, Les Saveurs is surviving and has been awarded an AA Rosette. 

Semi-Final 1 Menu


STARTER

  • Pan fried scallops in a shell accompanied with petits pois a la Francaise, finished with beurre blanc

MAIN COURSES

  • Oven-roasted lamb rump, accompanied with potato fondant, cauliflower puree, a trio of mushrooms and finished with a Madeira sauce
  • Gilt head bream filet served on a chive mash with samphire, finished with a langoustine sauce
  • Crepinette of oxtail and lamb’s tongue bourguignonne, served with pomme purée and lemon thyme port sauce

DESSERT

  • Classic lemon tart

Final Menu

STARTERS

  • Chicken liver parfait served with red onion marmalade and crusty bread
  • Traditional French onion soup

MAIN COURSES

  • Whole oven-roasted red mullet and a scallop, served with chive mash and bouillabaisse sauce
  • Supreme of guinea fowl with black truffle mash, sauce chasseur
  • Pan-fried saddle of lamb served with kidney crepinette on a bed of lentils, finished with a Dubonnet and basil sauce

DESSERTS

  • Chocolate terrine served with Baileys sauce
  • Crème brûlée and raspberries

Comments (19)

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  • Laurent

    over 1 year ago

    Laurent

    Super happy for Olivier and Sheila. Olivier a real pro. I can say so as I used to work with him in Exeter. This time it was on the big screen and this shows that Devon has talented people. Les Saveurs in Exmouth will certainly be visited by many. Olivier is the master of duo and trio of fish...it is a fact. Great result and great reference to put Exmouth on the map of culinary delight.

  • Steve Hancock

    over 1 year ago

    Steve Hancock

    Well done to both of you!! I live in Exmouth and work in the hospitality trade and have seen quality first hand in my travels. Kept it simple-quality:-) Once again my heartfelt congratulations!!

  • Julia and Angela

    over 1 year ago

    Julia and Angela

    Congratulation to you both from Julia and Angela The Peak, Semi Finalists in the competition. Hope to visit you both soon.

  • chris n becky

    over 1 year ago

    chris n becky

    this guy is awsome! u guys are great!!!!!! fantastic truely! you and your lady stood your ground,especially against the scot fella! you both deserved to wipe the floor. we will be along soon big guy!!! whoop whoop!!!!!!!!!!! big love!

  • Amanda

    almost 2 years ago

    Amanda

    Good luck Sheila and Olivier, Les Saveurs is the most amazing restaurant. Love you xxxx

  • Lana

    almost 2 years ago

    Lana

    Fantastic team Les Saveurs!!!! Really well done to you both for hard work... Good Luck! Im cheering to on all the way!!! xx

  • Lana

    almost 2 years ago

    Lana

    Fantastic team Les Saveurs!!!! Really well done to you both for hard work... Good Luck! Im cheering to on all the way!!! xx

  • Dolores

    almost 2 years ago

    Dolores

    Les Saveurs all the way. We've known all along that this is the best kept secret in Devon if not England.

  • Brian Sansom

    almost 2 years ago

    Brian Sansom

    Hey....well done you guys. Only just watched the semi-final programme.....always believed you would do well....will come and join you for a glass of wine soon.

  • Ben

    almost 2 years ago

    Ben

    Absolutely thrilled your doing this, totally deserved recognition, keep pushing, keep loving each other. You are an extra ordinary team. Big love from the Lillie clan

  • Julie Shepherd

    almost 2 years ago

    Julie Shepherd

    Julie Shepherd Congratulations to you both. It's true what they say, hard work really does pay off. Can't wait for the next instalment, good luck.

  • Caroline

    almost 2 years ago

    Caroline

    This restaurant is definitely worth a detour, amazing food and friendly atmosphere in beautiful Devon! Good Luck Sheila and Olivier! x

  • Demi

    almost 2 years ago

    Demi

    Best of luck progressing in the show. His food looks amazing. Was great to see you both. Can't wait to see what he cooks next, no doubt mouth watering. Lots of love the Demetriades clan xx

  • Nicki

    almost 2 years ago

    Nicki

    Les Saveurs is fantastic restaurant - absolutely beautiful food. We have been several times & will keep going back for more! Go Les Saveurs !!!

  • Patrick (senior)

    almost 2 years ago

    Patrick (senior)

    Would like to think we have been spoilt in the past, and hope you both get the recognition deserved at the restaurant.

  • Lloyd Chapman

    almost 2 years ago

    Lloyd Chapman

    First time Marco tastes your food and he wants to award you a Michelin star if he could!!! Go team Les Saveurs :)

  • Rachel in Devon

    almost 2 years ago

    Rachel in Devon

    Les Savours is the best restaurant I've ever eaten in... Marco must agree that Olivier's food is exceptional to say that he would award him a Michelin star if he could!

  • Natasha

    almost 2 years ago

    Natasha

    good luck! your the best always! love you lots and cant wait to see you next week on the show xxx

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