John Torode

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John's affinity for beef extends into his home life, with canvas prints of cows, a cowhide rug and prints of Smithfield meat market hanging through out his home.  

Photo by: Ian Mcilgorm

John Torode is an Australian born British celebrity chef and restaurateur. He has a self-proclaimed love affair with all things beef.


He operates two London restaurants, Smiths of Smithfield and Luxe. He is known for having close relationships with small farmers across the UK, sourcing high-quality, rare-breed meat, and supporting the organic farming process.


John is a co presenter and a judge on the BBC-TV series MasterChef. He has made numerous television appearances including, Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 and BBC News 24. He has written articles for both the Daily Mail and Olive Magazine.


He has also written several cookbooks which include: The Mezzo CookbookIt's Only Food, Beef: And Other Bovine Matters, and Chicken And Other Fowl.


John currently resides in Streatham, South London, with his wife, Jessica, and their children.




Smiths of Smithfield

67-77 Charterhouse Street
London EC 1M 6HJ
Phone: +44 [0]20 7251 7950


The LUXE (Spitalfields)

109 Commercial Street
London. EI 6BG
Phone: 020 7101 1751


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