Anthony Worrall Thompson
Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson is an accomplished TV presenter, broadcaster, author, cruise host and restaurateur.
Antony’s television career spans over 15 years. His countless TV credits include Ready Steady Cook, hosting ITV’s Daily Cook’s Challenge, resident studio chef and presenter for BBC2’s Food & Drink, and host of Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 between 2003-2006. Antony braved the jungle for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (ITV) in 2003, and in 2012 took part in BBC2’s Hottest Classroom on Earth, where he flew out to Tanzania to cook with and mentor troubled UK teenagers on a life changing expedition.
Antony is a prolific author having written more than 30 cookery books and an autobiography. In 2010, Antony accepted the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Award for Best Health and Nutrition book for The Essential Diabetes Cook-book at a gala awards dinner in Australia.
For 12 years Antony wrote a weekly column for Saturday Express and cookery column for The Express on Sunday Magazine, becoming one of their longest serving celebrity writers. He also had a series of the annual magazine At Home with Antony Worrall Thompson as well as regular pieces for OK, Homes and Gardens, House and Garden, Good Food magazine, Delicious, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping to name a few.
Antony has a passion for organic farming, growing produce for his restaurants (Kew Grill in Kew, and The Greyhound near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire). He has previously bred Middle White pigs and is still patron of the breeders’ society. He is also patron of a number of charities close to his heart.
Antony regularly appears at food festivals and events internationally, including many shows in the Middle East where his knowledge for healthy cooking is in great demand. As someone diagnosed with Syndrome X, a condition which can lead to diabetes, Antony is increasingly in demand by broadcasters to comment on and discuss serious food issues such as diabetes, obesity, nutrition and the eating habits of children.
Antony works with a number of manufacturers on an Antony Worrall Thompson licensed range of food and cookware products. The first in the market was a range of best-selling small electrical kitchen appliances developed with Breville, followed by pans, barbecues and a range of organic gluten-free sauces and stock cubes.
Antony has worked with many brands including Baco and Splenda, and in March 2013 appeared in an online and TV campaign for JustEat.co.uk.