A hugely popular and influential figure on the UK culinary circuit, John Torode is a regular guest chef on ITV's This Morning and co-hosts John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen on Sunday mornings with fiancée Lisa Faulkner (now in its second series).
Australian by birth, John is credited as one of the main players in introducing Australasian food to the UK in the mid-1990s. 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.
He has built strong relationships with many small farmers and butchers throughout the UK and aims to share his knowledge through his widely distributed "Fine Meat List".
John became a familiar face to TV audiences back in 1996 as the resident chef on ITV's This Morning with Richard and Judy; a role in which he continued for four years. Since 2004 John has paired up with Gregg Wallace, handing out feedback, criticism and support to hundreds of hopefuls aiming to be crowned MasterChef (or indeed Celebrity MasterChef).
A well-known food writer, John regularly contributes to food magazines and has supplied numerous articles for national newspapers.