John Torode Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

John Torode

Biography / Wiki

All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work, this line has been very well proved by John Douglas Torode, excellently known as John Torode who is an Australian-British celebrity chef. Moreover, he is eminently known for appearing on the ITV series “This Morning” and for presenting on the BBC series “MasterChef”.

Besides this, John also gathered huge popularity by publishing his own cookbook, “The Mezzo Cookbook” which won the James Beard Award for best food photography in 1998.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 23rd July 1965, this handsome chef has turned 57 years old. He seems tall enough with his height which is 175 centimeters and 5’9” in feet & inches. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with the perfect weight measurement.

Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle.

Net Worth

This renowned personality, John gains a considerable amount of salary which is also in thousands of dollars per year. According to the sources, his estimated net worth is £7 million as of 2021. In fact, he is earning a handsome amount of money through his own restaurants. With this earning, Torode is living a very lavish and luxurious lifestyle.

Education / Family

Born in Melbourne, Australia, John belongs to the Australian-white ethnicity. He is the loving and caring son of Douglas Torode (father) and Anne Torode (mother). However, his mother died when he was at the age of 4.

After that, John lived in Maitland, New South Wales, with his brother Andrew, and his grandmother who taught him to cook. In fact, he also has two brothers. Later, he also lived in Edithvale, Melbourne, with his father and his brothers. Apart from that, John never revealed any information about his educational background.


John Torode

Nick Name John
Birth Place Melbourne, Australia
Date of birth 23rd July 1965
Age 58 Years
Height In feet & inches: 5’9”

In centimeters: 175 cm

Weight Not Known
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Grey
Profession Chef
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality Australian
Home town Melbourne, Australia
Zodiac Sign Leo
Fathers name Douglas Torode
Mothers name Anne Torode
Brothers Two
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

Moving towards his career, John took the first step towards his career at the young age of 16. Later, he began to work at Le Pont de la Tour and Quaglino’s as a sous chef for the Conran Group under Terence Conran. After that, in the year 1996, he cooked on ITV’s “This Morning” and continued in that role until 2000.

Furthermore, in the year 1998, he launched his cookbook “The Mezzo Cookbook” which won the James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Food Photography”. Apart from that, in the year 2000, John opened his former restaurant in Smithfield, London, called “Smiths of Smithfield”.

In the following year, he established a second restaurant, called Cafeteria, near Notting Hill Gate. Besides this, Torode has presented a show for the Good Food channel in the UK alongside former “Celebrity MasterChef” contestant Hardeep Singh Kohli, called “New British Kitchen”.

In addition to this, in the year 2014, he presented the series, “John Torode’s Australia”. Thereafter, in the year 2015, he presented “John Torode’s Argentina” as part of the BBC Two series “A Cook Abroad”. Other than this, his outstanding show, “John Torode’s Malaysian Adventure”, aired on the Good Food channel throughout the early part of 2016.

After that, in March 2019, he along with actress and food writer Lisa Faulkner was given his own weekend cooking show. The duo host “John And Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen” on Sunday mornings on ITV. In fact, The BBC television show “MasterChef” was relaunched with an updated format in the year 2005 with Torode and Wallace as presenters replacing Gary Rhodes.

Further, this famous man has also co-presented “Junior MasterChef” and he has also been a guest several times on BBC One’s “The One Show”, “The Graham Norton Show” and “Alan Carr: Chatty Man” and on ITV’s “Loose Women” and “This Morning”.

John Torode Books

  • Relax – It’s Only Food
  • The Mezzo Cookbook
  • MasterChef Goes Large
  • Torode’s Thai Trip
  • John Torode’s Beef
  • Good Mood Food
  • Everyday MasterChef
  • John Torode’s Chicken and Other Birds
  • My Kind of Food
  • MasterChef Kitchen Bible
  • Sydney To Seoul

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

Talking about his relationship status, John is a married man who has been in a relationship with actress and Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner since 2015. In fact, the duo tied the sacred knot of marriage on 24th October 2019 at Aynhoe Park, Oxfordshire.

Besides this, this lovely couple first met when Lisa competed in the 2010 series of “Celebrity Master Chef”, but they were still married to their former partners at the time.   Besides this, John was previously married to Jessica who is the mother of his son and daughter.

However, their relation couldn’t last long and came to an end in the year 2014 after separating in 2011. In fact, John also has two other children from previous relationships. As of now, he is living a happy and blissful life with his beloved, Lisa.

Girlfriend Jessica and Lisa Faulkner
Marital status Married
Wife Jessica (m. 2000; div. 2014)


John Torode with his ex-wife Jessica
John Torode with his ex-wife Jessica

Lisa Faulkner (m. 2019)

John Torode with his wife Lisa
John Torode with his wife Lisa

Children Four (Name Not Known)


John Torode with his ex-wife & kids
John Torode with his ex-wife & kids

Favorite Things

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John Torode

Some Interesting Facts About John Torode

  • He was a guest on ITV4’s The Cycle Show on 23 July 2014 (as a keen cyclist).
  • Torode received significant criticism during a 2018 series of MasterChef from Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean people when Malaysian contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin was eliminated.
  • He has signed on for two years as ambassador of The Kimberley through APT, one of Australia’s leading companies in the tourism industry.
  • John has once said that the food in his childhood was fairly normal, and roast chicken remains one of his favorite dishes because of the connection to his childhood.
  • The star also said that one of the first books he enjoyed at school was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • Torode’s father was frequently away from home because of work.
  • He likes to eat Roast Chicken.
  • John loves to spend time with his children.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @johntorodecooks
  2. Twitter@JohnTorode1
  3. Facebook – Not Known
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