TV Presenter & Greengrocer.
Gregg Wallace is the country’s highest profile greengrocer. He is best known for co-presenting and judging MasterChef, the BAFTA-award winning MasterChef: The Professionals and Celebrity MasterChef.
Gregg was born in Peckham and began his career selling vegetables at a stand in Covent Garden. Gregg is now Director of Secretts Direct supplying fresh fruit and vegetables from Secretts Farm in Surrey to the restaurant and hotel industry.
His opened Wallace & Co, a cafe retail project in January 2010 in South West London.
Gregg started his broadcasting career co-presenting Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4 with Charlie Hicks which he did for seven years before he became the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen in 2002.
He started presenting alongside John Torode when MasterChef Goes Large was launched in 2005. Since then he has judged seven MasterChef series (with series six moving to primetime BBC One in January 2010), five Celebrity MasterChef series with another planned for autumn 2011 and three MasterChef: The Professionals series where he is joined by Michel Roux Jr – the fourth of which airs in the autumn on BBC Two.
Gregg has also presented special editions of the Money Programme on BBC Two looking at the effects of the recession on the British Food Economy, Turn Back Time - The High Street on BBC One and a forthcoming series, National Treasures Live.
He writes regularly for Good Food and Olive magazine and his latest book, Gregg’s Favourite Puddings published in 2010, while the MasterChef Cook Books also feature him.
In August 2012 Gregg took part in the BBC’s life story documentary series, Who Do You Think You Are, discovering what happened to his great-grandfather, Henry Roland Springett, who abandoned his wife and children, including Gregg’s grandfather, and was thought to have deserted the Navy.
October 2012 saw Gregg release his autobiography, Life on a Plate.
When not writing or talking about food he is an avid Rugby Union fan. He also holds a Level 2 coaching certificate.
Gregg splits his time between London and his home in Seasalter, Whitstable where he lives with his two teenage children, Libby and Tom.
This autumn, Gregg will be appearing at the BBC Good Food London and the BBC Good Food Show Winter at The NEC – for full details visit www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com
Gregg’s autobiography, Life On A Plate, £18.99 (Orion).