Simon Rimmer hosts Man v Food challenge in Stockport

PUBLISHED: 00:00 18 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:10 12 April 2016

Second thoughts....

Second thoughts....


Contestants unbuckled their belts in hope of being crowned winner of the ultimate gastronomical challenge. Inspired by cult US series ‘Man v Food’, a mammoth eating competition took place at the Robinsons Brewery’s Visitor Centre in Stockport.

The crowds cheeer as Dan Hayes finishesThe crowds cheeer as Dan Hayes finishes

Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer hosted the event where fifty contenders took part. Only seven competitors were left remaining after successfully devouring an 18oz burger topped with various items such as bacon, cheese and BBQ pulled pork. Sides including fries and coleslaw followed by a chilli-laced pint of Robinsons real ale and bowl of chilli-flavoured ice cream also had to be eaten within the thirty minute time limit.


Simon Rimmer said, ‘When Christian Whittleworth (Robinsons’ Catering Development Manager) and I devised the menu, I thought heat was going to get them but no one seemed to be particularly phased. I think what really got them was the combination of carbohydrates. All the guys who finished had good tactics – they didn’t stop!’

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