See James Martin at the Show on Sunday 15 November
Watch James Martin's sugar spinning masterclass...
See James at the following areas at the Show
James Martin made a great impact with his television debut in November ‘96 and has rarely been off screen since. Currently he is presenter of BBC1's hugely successful Saturday Kitchen; regularly attracting viewers in excess of 3.5 million. He was a regular face on Ready Steady Cook, going on to host many series for UKTV, and in 2006 reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing. More recently he has seen success with several series including Home Comforts on BBC2.
James is the author of 16 best-selling and award winning cookbooks, as well as his autobiography Driven (HarperCollins). His latest title, Sweet, is published 8th October 2015 by Quadrille.
His career began at Castle Howard where his father ran the catering and James often helped out. He was Student of the Year for three years running at Scarborough Technical College, and at the tender age of 22, he opened the Hotel and Bistro du Vin in Winchester as Head Chef, where he changed the menu every day.
In 2012 James opened his second restaurant inside the newly refurbished hotel, The Talbot, in Malton, North Yorkshire, where he spent all of his childhood. The restaurant was placed in the Michelin Guide in 2012 with James stepping down in January 2015 after three years. James Martin Manchester opened in September 2013 inside the Manchester235 Casino, and his latest venture is James Martin Kitchen which opened in March 2015 at Stansted airport.
In 2013 James was honoured with ‘The Craft Guild of Chefs Special Award’ for outstanding contribution to the industry. His series Food Map of Britain won ‘Best Daytime and Early Peak programme’ by the Royal Television Society in March 2014. In 2015 he was named TV Personality of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Awards, and Saturday Kitchen was awarded Best Food Show at the TV Choice Awards.
James’ licensing endeavours include a range of small electricals with Wahl Cookware, knives and kitchen textiles with Stellar/Horwoods and serverware with Denby. He was a consultant with P&O Cruises on the restaurants and menus for their Ocean Village cruise ships for many years, and in March 2015 he launched The Cookery Club master classes on board the new ship Britannia. He is also currently consultant to Thomas Cook, creating in-flight meals for the airline.
He is passionate about celebrating British food, using the best ingredients possible and creating simple, delicious recipes accessible to all. When not busy pursuing his love of food, James spends his time driving his collection of vintage cars and flying around the country with his newly acquired pilot’s license.