Gregg Wallace

Masterchef Judge & Culinary Expert

Best-known for co-presenting the hit BBC TV show, Masterchef and Celebrity Masterchef, Gregg Wallace is an acclaimed media personality, presenter, writer and businessman.

An expert in the culinary sector, Gregg initially started off his career selling vegetables as a market trader for George Allan’s Greengrocers in Covent Garden in 1989. Gregg managed to grow this enterprise into a highly successful business that built up a turnover of £7.5 million pounds. From this experience, Gregg decided to open up his own restaurant business called Wallace & Co, in 2010. Adding onto his enterprise, in 2012, Gregg opened up Gregg’s Bar & Grill.

As a result of his business success, Gregg was invited to co-present Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4, which was his initial first step into the media industry. From this, Gregg progressed to become the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen in 2002, etching his name into the celebrity culinary community forever.

As a result of his success on the Saturday Kitchen, Gregg was asked to be a co-presenter and judge on the BBC cooking show, MasterChef, with John Torode. He has featured on the popular competition show ever since 2005.

An author of multiple books, Gregg wrote an autobiography called Life on a Plate and the incredibly popular cookbook titled Gregg’s Italian Family Cookbook. Gregg has also written regularly for food magazines Good Food, Now and Olive.

Gregg is one of the most loved TV personalities, and has appeared on a number of television programmes including Turn Back Time: The High Street, Room 101, Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, The Graham Norton Show, Who Do You Think You Are? and the Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. Gregg also took part in the twelfth series of the incredibly popular BBC programme, Strictly Come Dancing.

As a result of his industry experience, coupled with his extensive television experience, Gregg is an ideal choice as an event host, presenter or speaker. The experienced individual has featured at a number of food festivals, roadshows and after-dinner functions all around the country.

Well known for his engaging and charismatic presenting style, Gregg is a passionate speaker ideal for a variety of event types. Offering his own personal experiences into the business and culinary industry, as well as his media career as a culinary expert, Gregg provides a professional and insightful experience that is not to be missed.

To book Gregg Wallace to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Gregg is known to cover the following topics:

  • Celebrity Chef
  • TV Presenter
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Culinary
  • Shows & Events

“Gregg Wallace has been an Ideal Home Show ambassador since Media 10 acquired the brand in 2010, representing our Food section and a pop-up restaurant at the show. Gregg is a trusted and famous face in the culinary world with a public profile amongst our target demographic and therefore is the perfect fit to represent our food content at the show. Gregg’s association with the show restaurant has seen bookings increase each year which can also be attributed to his appearances at the restaurant, welcoming diners, signing autographs and greeting every table personally to give our visitors a priceless experience to remember. Gregg continues to be one of our most popular ambassadors with visitors and exhibitors alike and he proactively engages with exhibitors at their stands and supports our sponsors, not only in his section of the show but across the exhibition. Media 10 are delighted that Gregg is a brand ambassador and has become a friend of the show.” – Jo Bowry, Ideal Home Show

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for sorting us out such a lovely man for a lovely evening. Gregg was just as you had said: absolutely charming, funny, extremely interesting and thoroughly entertaining. Everybody had a really good evening ­ thank you. Gregg arrived early and was very relaxed with us all. When the audience arrived and he was introduced, he just started to chat about a whole range of subjects, which ranged from very amusing to very thought provoking ­ never again will I buy Extra Virgin Oil without thinking – and whilst chatting, he cooked a delicious supper before our very eyes. The whole audience was quite spellbound by him and I cannot thank you enough for making this possible.” – Jilly George, Scan Appeal

“We enormously enjoyed working with Gregg at the event, and before. I was very impressed with his down to earth approach, the way he simply picked up the phone and spoke to me like a ‘normal’ person. He has made himself available prior to the event, helped us with tweets, and tweeted about exhibitors who sent him chocolates. At the event itself – he arrived earlier than he thought he’d be able to, which was great. He was lovely to everyone, from the young girls at reception desk to the chocolate makers and the guests. Personally I really enjoyed meeting him too, and using him has added a great sense of fun but also celeb magic to the event, which was highly appreciated by all.” – Yael Rose, Events 55

“A truly superb networking evening, excellent hospitality, company and the entertainment simply amazing. Gregg and Gary clearly are first class professional after dinner speakers whom, even though it was their first ‘duo’ seemed as though they had been working together for years, they engaged the audience from the start with stories from both The World of Sport and ‘MasterChef’ culinary delights!!!” – James Blick CEO   Finesse Collection group

“The double act provided by Gregg Wallace and Gary Newbon suggests we have a long awaited successor team to Eric and Ernie , they brought the house down . All in attendance had a great night and enjoyed the event immensely .’’–  Alistair Wesson, Managing partner, Mazars LLP

“Can you please pass on our MASSIVE and most sincere thank you to Gregg for his visit to RHS Malvern Spring Festival last Saturday. It was a privilege, fun and a laugh to be in his company. He made so many people happy and was fantastic with Festival visitors and exhibitors. I very much hope that he enjoyed his trip too and we can invite him to our future events. Thank you for all your help.” – Nina Acton, Shows Development, Three Counties