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John

Torode

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 fourteen seasons of BBC1's MasterChef, Celebrity 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.

He is also a regular guest chef on ITV's This Morning.

John went back to his roots with a culinary road trip across Australia for his series John Torode's Australia, which 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.

Following on from this success, John returned to the Good Food channel in January 2016 with his Malaysian Adventure; a 10-part series exploring the vibrant and varied cuisine of Malaysia. 2017 saw John deliver two brand new ten-part series for Good Food; the first tapping into the growing popularity of Korean food in John Torode's Korean Food Tour (July 2017), followed by John Torode's Asia (October 2017), which achieved the highest viewing figures for the channel since March 2013.

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Australian by birth, John is credited as one of the main players in introducing Australasian food to the UK in the mid-1990s. In 1992 he joined the Conran Group, starting out at Pont de La Tour before becoming Sous Chef at Quaglino's. In 1995, John became Head Chef for the launch of Mezzo in Soho; at the time one of Europe's largest restaurants.

He opened Smiths of Smithfield in 2000. The four-floor Grade-II listed restaurant, private ...



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