Announcing our first chef John Torode

John Torode has been announced as the first celebrity chef on the menu at this year’s Festival of Food and Drink, held at Clumber Park on 19th and 20th September, with tickets now on sale.

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 eleven seasons of BBC1‘s MasterChefCelebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef, as well as the presenter of A Cook Abroad: John Torode’s Argentina and The A to Z of TV Cooking for BBC2. For his latest solo venture, John went back to his roots with a culinary road trip across Australia. His series John Torode’s Australia premiered in March 2014 and was the top performing show of the year on the Good Food channel. The series also aired on Watch from November 2014.

John has written a number of hugely popular cookbooks including Torode’s Thai TripJohn Torode’s Chicken and Other Birds, John Torode’s Beef look out for his new book coming soon My Kind of Food.