John Whaite

John Whaite is a British food writer. He studied at Le Cordon Bleu, though his love of food came from learning at his mother’s knee. John has written 3 cookery books, his fourth is out later in 2017, he is also a regular writer regularly for The Telegraph and Delicious magazine amongst others.  John has been one of the resident chefs on ITV’s Lorraine for the past two and half years and is the co-presenter and judge of ITV’s hit daytime series The Chopping Block, which is currently into its second series.   

Food has always been John’s passion. He grew up on a dairy farm where he learned about British produce and the importance of supporting local food producers and artisan crafters. His parents also owned a fish and chip shop, where John started his first job – as potato peeler – at just 10. Even earlier than that, he was always keen to make ‘a living’ from food, selling bags of pick and mix to his peers at school – without the teachers knowing, of course.   His deep passion and love for food has led to John returning to his family farm and opening a successful cookery School – John Whaite’s Kitchen Cookery School. 

Gaining a first class degree in Law from the University of Manchester after declining a place to study at Oxford University, John decided to hang up the gown and don the apron, a decision spurred on after he won the third series of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off.

Click here to visit John Whaite’s Kitchen Cookery School website.