Making a welcome return to the festival, John’s relaxed Aussie style and fantastic cooking skills are sure to appeal. So join him at one of these two fantastic sessions and pick up some top tips, hear stories from his travels and television work and generally have bonza time!
John Torode is best known as the straight-talking co-host and judge of BBC1's MasterChef, now in its tenth series, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef.
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. Since 2004 John has paired up with Gregg Wallace, handing out feedback, criticism and support to hundreds of hopefuls aiming to be crowned MasterChef.
Part of Bolton Food and Drink Festival
Adult £8, Child £4
Main festival marquee, Victoria Square
Ticket prices Adult £8, Child £4