Sat joined the judging panel in 2016 bringing with him 20 years of industry experience.

He won the Roux Scholarship in 1999 and used the opportunity to pursue his unique vision for a restaurant: a Michelin-starred establishment in a location not usually associated with fine dining.  Indeed, thousands of diners make the pilgrimage to Restaurant Sat Bains, which is set on the outskirts of Nottingham under a crossway flyover, down a bumpy road and next to an electricity pylon each year. His ten-course tasting menus are based in classic French cuisine but take their inspiration from everything from the Bernie Inn mixed grill to the spices used in the food of his Punjabi heritage. The restaurant won its first Michelin star in 2003, and their second in 2011 as well as five Rosettes from the AA and 9 out of 10 in the Good Food Guide several years running.

He is passionate about training and developing young aspiring chefs and the industry as a whole, supporting several chefs in his brigade to enter the scholarship, with several having reached the regional finals. Sat is proud that several chefs from his brigade, such as Niall Keating and Jordan Bailey have gone on to enjoy success in their own restaurants.