Vegan chef Omari McQueen to star in new BBC programme ‘Meet the McQueens’ alongside his family

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  18th February 2023

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Omari McQueen, who learnt to cook when his mother was ill with severe migraines, has already starred in his own BBC cookery show called What's Cooking Omari?


A teenage vegan chef is set to star in a BBC programme alongside the rest of his family.

Omari McQueen, 14, started his career at the age of just eight when he launched his own line of plant-based dips and snacks called Dipalicious.

Among his other accomplishments, he has run a pop-up restaurant in Croydon’s Boxpark and published two vegan recipe books.

Omari, who learnt to cook when his mother was seriously ill with migraines, has also already starred in his own CBBC programme, What’s Cooking Omari?, which first aired in 2020.

Now the successful star is set to hit the small screen again in his new programme Meet the McQueens, which also features his parents and siblings.


Omari McQueen to star in ‘Meet the McQueens’

According to Little Big Fish, which produced the programme: “[Meet the McQueens] is a comedy-reality series featuring 14-year-old vegan chef Omari McQueen and his family… and there are a lot of them!

“Seven siblings – including a new baby in the home – means there is always a lot going on.

“What happens when the kids try to throw a surprise party? Why are mum and dad so keen for the kids to be in charge for the day? How hard will it be for them to give up gaming for 24 hours?

“Packed with fun and of course delicious recipes from Omari, this gag packed series is sure to make you laugh out loud!”

Featured image still taken from youtube courtesy of BBC

Fancy finding out more about teen vegan entrepreneur Omari McQueen? Find out how he landed his first TV show on CBBC when he was just 12


Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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