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Joe Hurd

BBC1, Travel Channel, Channel 5

With his Italian good looks and Yorkshire-born manners, Joe Hurd is bringing a new cooler charm to cooking. A self-proclaimed blue-collar cook, he is not afraid of getting his hands dirty and creating Anglo-Italian food all can enjoy.

The son of a sailor, Joe is just as comfortable in a fish market as he is in a fancy restaurant. Spending his childhood stealing vegetables from his Grandpa’s allotments, rolling out sheets of pasta with his cousins and letting his Mum teach him to make Southern Italian delicacies.

Fast forward 20 years and Joe is a the latest celeb Chef to hit the scene accumulating impressive TV credits such as teaching children how to cook in the kitchen of ITV’s prime-time Saturday morning show The Munch Box, travelling Europe to find his ‘5 Best Things’ for the Travel Channel, and most recently showing off his latest recipes on Channel 5’s ‘The Saturday Show’ and BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen.

Far from being a food snob, Joe believes even a KFC can, with a little bit of alteration, be fine cuisine. He began his presenting career as co-founder of Studentcooking.tv, an online video channel for university students who, like Joe, wanted to cook from scratch without missing out on time down the pub.

Since then he has worked in restaurants alongside revered chefs such as Francesco Mazzei, Claude Bosi and José Pizarro, as well as behind-the-scenes on shows for Paul Hollywood and Heston Blumenthal. But his real passion lies in his Monday night supper clubs where, true to his Yorkshire-Calabrian roots, he recreates the big family meals of his youth, usually consisting of 8-10 mouthwatering courses.

Snapped up by big brands including Galbani cheeses, Birra Morretti and Welsh Lamb, Joe also performs live cooking demonstrations at shows such as the BBC Good Food Show and The Women’s Institute Fair. If you can’t catch Joe in person, you just need to grab a copy of Delicious Magazine, BBC Good Food or even the Radio Times, for fantastic tips and recipes.

Joe Hurd's Showreel
Joe Hurd's Showreel
Title/Year Association Role Details
Wicked Inventions, 2017 Discovery Talking Head Returning for the latest series and participating in several episodes, again lending his history expertise and commenting on the origins of various historical inventions.
Christmas Kitchen, 2016 BBC One Guest Chef Re-joining The Saturday Kitchen team, Joe cooked up another signature dish in the studio for the festive special which also featured comedian and actor Miles Jupp and Great British Bake Off contestant Martha Collison.
The Saturday Show, 2016 Channel 5 Guest Chef On the show for the third time in 2016 and the final in the series, Joe was back in the studio cooking up more of his own dishes live alongside guests Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley and radio DJ Edith Bowman.
The Saturday Show, 2016 Channel 5 Guest Chef Returning to the show for the second time in 2016, Joe cooked up two more of his original recipes live in the studio, this time with help from Melanie Sykes, Louise Hazel, Jake Quickenden.
Saturday Kitchen, 2016 BBC One Co-Presenter Appearing along side chefs Gennaro Contaldo and Antonio Carluccio, as well as debut guest Jamie Oliver, Joe cooked a signature dish and co-presented the show live.
The Saturday Show, 2016 Channel 5 Guest Chef Cooking live, Joe took audiences and guests in the studio Jane McDonald, Wayne Hemingway and Ashley Banjo, through preparing and making some of his favourite recipes.
Football Lovers, 2016 Travel Channel Presenter Joe spends time with fans of some of the top football clubs in Europe, discovering what their match rituals are, the unique characteristics that defines each team's legacy, and experiencing both their celebrations and commiserations in this series of short programmes.
5 Best Things - Milan, 2016 Travel Channel Presenter A series of short programmes where Joe explores Milan, sharing it's hidden tourism treasures, where's best to go after sun set, and how to eat like a true Italian.
5 Best Things - Barcelona, 2016 Travel Channel Presenter A series of short programmes where Joe explores the best of what Barcelona has to offer, including ways to pass Siesta time, things to do for free, and options to travel round the city.
Cooking Inspirations, 2016 Good Food Channel Chef & Voiceover N/A
Wicked Inventions Series 2, 2015 Discovery Talking Head Asked to participate in 6 episodes of the series commenting on the origins of various historical inventions due to his history degree and specialisations.
The Munch Box, 2014 - 2015 ITV & CITV Presenter Children's Saturday morning prime-time cooking show on ITV; repeated regularly on CITV.
Pilot show for Channel 4, 2013 TV Production Presenter London-based explorative cooking show.
Title/Year Association Role Details
Guardiola vs. Mourinho, 2016 Slash Football Guest Presenter In the of the YouTube football channel's most popular features, Joe joined in the manager debate on location in Manchester at the famous stadiums, appearing to nearly 300,000 subscribers.
Simply Italia, 2015 Galbani Presenter, Chef & Campaign Ambassador Presenter of a four-part series of online cooking demonstrations featuring several of the UK's leading food bloggers.
Liberation Nuts, 2014 - 2015 Online and Live Demonstrations Presenter Created several original food recipes featuring the brand and demonstrated these through online media and live events.
Gran Tour, 2014 - 2015 Birra Moretti Host & Interviewer Hosted two UK-wide tours for Birra Moretti Tour. These festivals contained numerous street food stalls and demonstrators from the Italian food-base industry, whom Joe interviewed.
Everyday Italian, 2014 Galbani Presenter, Chef & Campaign Ambassador Appeared in an eight-part series of online cooking demonstrations.
Crosta Mollica, 2014 Online, Merchandise and Print Presenter & Chef Developed a line of pizza bases and toppings sold worldwide. Participated in various promotional activities including online demonstration videos, features on merchandise and print campaign.
StudentCooking.TV, 2010 - 2012 Brand Website Presenter & Co-Founder Participated in over 250 online videos sponsored by close to 40 universities; providing students with vital cooking skills.
Title/Year Association Role Details
Menu Innovation Forum, 2017 Lactalis Chef & Brand Ambassador At an exclusive event that hosts the best brands and hospitality establishments in the food & drink industry, Joe cooked and presented a variety of dishes to demonstrate Lactalis produce, interacting with attendees and offering his knowledge and expertise.
Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show, 2017 National Caravan Council Events Presenter & Chef For two days of the event, Joe hosted and cooked live on the main stage of the Discovery Theatre in Birmingham's NEC, demonstrating his own recipes best to cook in the outdoors to audiences of over 300.
An Audience with Fred Sirieix, 2017 Live Event Q&A Host & Interviewer At this charity event, Joe hosted the stage and interviewed the well-known Maître D', including asking him his own written questions.
Masterclass PR Day, 2016 Barilla Masterclass Chef Hosting a series of masterclasses with Italian pasta company Barilla at an exclusive PR day for journalist and top food bloggers, taking place at the Good House Keeping Institute Cookery School.
Hertfordshire Life Food and Drink Awards, 2016 Live Event Host Hosting the award ceremony that recognises and celebrates Hertfordshire's best in the food and drink industry.
Welcome Italia, 2016 Food Festival Main Stage Presenter Reprising his main stage hosting role for the third year in a row at the event, introducing and interviewing various chefs and demonstrators, assisting in the cooking theatre, as well as taking questions from the audience.
International Cheese Awards, 2016 Food Festival Host Hosting at one of the biggest cheese events in the world, demoing with products and interacting with attendees numbering up to 40,000.
Birra Moretti Gran Tour, 2016 Food Festivals and Online Content Host Hosting for the third year in a row for the Birra Moretti Gran Tour. These festivals contained numerous street food stalls and demonstrators from the Italian food-base industry, whom Joe interviewed.
Sacla' 25 Years Celebration, 2016 Galbani Host Host of the Galbani engagement area.
Welcome Italia, 2015 Food Festival Main Stage Presenter Returning for a second year running as annual host of main-stage throughout the weekend, introducing and interviewing various chefs and demonstrators, as well as taking questions from the audience.
PAPA Awards, 2015 Awards & Food Competition Host & Judge N/A
Action Against Hunger, 2015 Charity Auction Host N/A
Birra Moretti Gran Tour, 2015 Food Festivals and Online Content Host Returning for the second year to host the UK-wide tours for Birra Moretti. These festivals contained numerous street food stalls and demonstrators from the Italian food-base industry, whom Joe interviewed.
WI Centenary Show, 2015 Women's Institute Anniversary Event Host Live event with over 15,000 attendees.
International Food Exhibition, 2015 Food Festival Main-stage Presenter & Chef Demonstrated various Calabrian & Southern Italian recipes.
Welcome Italia, 2014 Food Festival Main Stage Presenter Annual host of main-stage throughout the weekend introducing and interviewing various chefs and demonstrators, as well as taking questions from the audience.
Big Green Egg Barbecues, 2014 Live Demonstrations & Online Presenter Hosted various live demonstrations and video content for the brand, as well as created specific recipes intended for the product.
Birra Moretti Gran Tour, 2014 Food Festivals and Online Content Host Hosting of a UK-wide tour for Birra Moretti. These festivals contained numerous street food stalls and demonstrators from the Italian food-base industry, whom Joe interviewed.
BBC Good Food Show Cake and Bake Stage, 2014 Food Exhibition Presenter & Baker Over a 3 day period at the Winter Good Food Show Joe demonstrated over 24 recipes to audiences at the NEC.
BBC Good Food Show Main Stage, 2014 Food Exhibition Presenter & Chef 45 minute set on the main-stage at Hampton Court, co-hosted by Master Chef winner Dhruv Baker.
Title/Year Association Role Details
The Hungry Traveller: Puglia, 2015 Delicious Magazine Writer Five page food-based travel article on Puglia and its pasta and bread specialities.
Galbani, Everyday Italian, 2014 Online, Print and Personal Appearances Recipe Originator & Writer 14 of his original recipes were featured in numerous publications across a 6-month print campaign, including articles for Radio Times, Delicious Magazine and Olive.
Ragu Cook Off, 2014 Delicious Magazine Chef Contributor Three page feature.
Title/Year Association Role Details
Breakfast Show, 2016 BBC Radio Humberside Guest Appearing on the show for the second time in 2016, joining hosts Lizzie Rose and Carl Wheatley in the studio.
Gaby Roslin Show, 2016 BBC Radio London Guest Joining Gaby in the studio and chatting with other guests Anastacia, Nell Bryden and Ed Gamble, along with providing some taster dishes for everyone to try on air.
Breakfast Show, 2016 BBC Radio Humberside Guest Talking in the studio about his latest work and upcoming appearances.
Aldo Zilli's Radio Show, 2015 - 2016 Soho Radio Guest Appearing weekly alongside the award-winning celebrity and fellow Italian chef, joined by various guests discussing the latest in food and other current topics.