A hugely popular and influential figure on the UK culinary circuit, John Torode is best known as the straight-talking co-host and judge of MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef, as well as a guest judge on three seasons of MasterChef Australia. John is a very popular choice for corporate events, including culinary demonstrations, informative talks and Q&A sessions and appears at numerous food festivals each year.
John is also the presenter of numerous cookery shows including A Cook Abroad: John Torode's Argentina and The A to Z of TV Cooking. He is also a regular guest chef on This Morning, appearing both in studio as well as out and about on location with his cookery travel segment Torode On The Road. John and his wife Lisa Faulkner co-host the massively successful and top six ITV most watched show over the weekends – John & Lisa's Weekend Kitchen on ITV. Their Instagram cooks have been some of the most watched cookery segments on social media.
John is passionate about sourcing the best of British produce, particularly within the meat industry, where he has long been a champion of rare breeds. In his quest to source the very best produce, he built strong relationships with many small farmers & butchers throughout the UK and aimed to share his knowledge through his widely distributed Fine Meat List. A well-known food writer, John is a regular magazine contributor and has supplied numerous articles for many national newspapers.