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In demand Great British Menu finalist and EIPIC head chef Alex Greene on rapid rise to fame


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Alex Greene, head chef at Deanes EIPIC in Belfast. (Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX)

Alex Greene, head chef at Deanes EIPIC in Belfast. (Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX)

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Alex Greene, head chef at Deanes EIPIC in Belfast. (Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX)

In the week that millions tuned in to watch him in the final of the Great British Menu (GBM), Alex Greene was working as a delivery man.

As head chef at Belfast's Michelin-starred EIPIC restaurant, he was single-handedly whipping up lockdown dine-in boxes and dropping them at customers' doors in a van.

The deliveries brought him into contact with his super-fans - an army of largely female customers who had salivated over his dishes (and him) on the BBC show and were more than happy to hand over £50 for a dine-in box and the chance to meet the tall, dark and handsome Co Down chef in the flesh.