John Torode Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info John Torode :

NameJohn Douglas Torode
Date of Birth23 July 1965
Age (2024)59 Years
Height5ft 0in
ProfessionBroadcaster, celebrity chef, restaurateur
SpouseJessica Thomas (m. 2000; div. 2014)​
Lisa Faulkner (m. 2019)
ChildrensCasper Torode
Net Worth20-21 Million USD

Who is John Torode ?

John Douglas Torode MBE, a renowned Australian-British celebrity chef and captivating television presenter, has left an indelible mark on the culinary world with his infectious passion for food and his engaging on-screen presence. Born on July 23, 1965, in Melbourne, Victoria, Torode’s culinary journey began under the nurturing guidance of his grandmother during his formative years in Maitland, New South Wales. This early exposure sparked his lifelong love affair with food, leading him to pursue a career in the culinary arts from a tender age.

John Torode
John Torode

Torode’s ascent in the culinary world was marked by his move to the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, where he quickly made a name for himself working at esteemed establishments within the Conran Group. His talent and dedication caught the attention of television producers, propelling him into the limelight with appearances on ITV’s This Morning.

However, it was his groundbreaking role as the host of the revamped MasterChef on BBC One in 2005 that truly catapulted him to culinary stardom. Torode’s charismatic presence and expert palate endeared him to audiences worldwide, establishing him as a household name in the realm of gastronomy. Alongside his co-host and fellow judge, Gregg Wallace, Torode has played an instrumental role in shaping the culinary landscape through MasterChef and its various spin-offs, including Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef.

Facts about John Torode :

  • John Torode is an Australian-British celebrity chef and TV presenter.
  • He was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1965.
  • His grandmother taught him to cook when he was young.
  • He moved to the UK in the 1990s and began working at Conran Group’s restaurants.
  • His first television appearance was on ITV’s This Morning.
  • In 2005, he became a co-presenter of the revamped MasterChef on BBC One.
  • He is a restaurateur who formerly owned Smiths of Smithfield and The Luxe.
  • He has written a number of cookbooks, some with his MasterChef co-presenter Gregg Wallace.
  • He won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Food Photography for his Mezzo Cookbook.
John Torode
John Torode
  • He met his wife, actress Lisa Faulkner, when she was a contestant on Celebrity MasterChef.
  • He is a keen cyclist.
  • He has been a guest on numerous shows including The One Show, Loose Women, and The Graham Norton Show.
  • He has four children from previous relationships.
  • In 2022, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to food and charity.
  • He has faced criticism for judging a rendang dish on MasterChef as it lacked “crispy” chicken skin, which is not a typical characteristic of the dish.
  • He has presented various food shows including John Torode’s Australia, John Torode’s Argentina, and John Torode’s Asia.
  • He co-presented Junior MasterChef with Nadia Sawalha and Donal Skehan.
  • He is currently an ambassador for The Kimberley region in Australia.
  • During 2024, he co-presented John & Lisa’s Food Trip Down Under with his wife Lisa Faulkner.
  • He is known for his straight-talking judging style on MasterChef.

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