Matt Tebbutt

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Matt Tebbutt
Born Matthew Charles Tebbutt
(1973-12-24) 24 December 1973 (age 43)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Education Rougemont School Oxford Brooks University
Children Henry Tebbutt and Jessie Tebbutt
Website http://matttebbutt.com
Culinary career

Matthew Charles "Matt" Tebbutt (born 24 December 1973) is a British chef and television food presenter best known for presenting shows such as Channel 4's Food Unwrapped and Drop Down Menu, the BBC's Saturday Kitchen and the Good Food channel's Market Kitchen. Matt ran The Foxhunter in Nant-y-derry for many years with his wife, Lisa, but gave it up to focus on his TV career. He does, however, have a restaurant called Shpoons & Forx at the Hilton in Bournemouth.

Early life[edit]

He was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and moved to South Wales when he was only six months old. He was educated at Rougemont School in Newport. He studied Geography and Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.

Training[edit]

Tebbutt gained a diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London, before working for some of London's most prestigious restaurants. This includes Marco Pierre White at the Oak Room and Criterion, and Alastair Little who he cites as the greatest influence on his cuisine.[1]

Career[edit]

Television roles[edit]

Matt often presented Saturday Kitchen on BBC One while regular host James Martin was away.[2] He has since returned to the show as a guest presenter and now regular host of the show.

Matt currently presents Food Unwrapped on Channel 4 alongside Kate Quilton and Jimmy Doherty. He also presented "Market Kitchen" with Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort and its successor "Market Kitchen: Big Adventure" alongside Penny Smith. He has also appeared on the Great British Menu and "Great British Food Revival". Tebbutt also co-presented Channel 4's Drop Down Menu with Gizzi Erskine.

In December 2016, he co-presented Christmas Kitchen, a daytime series for BBC One. His co-host was Andi Oliver. He also co-presented Save Money: Good Food, aseries for ITV alongside Susanna Reid.[3]

Restaurants[edit]

He owned and ran the Foxhunter restaurant in Nant-y-derry near Usk in South Wales for 15 years. The restaurant has won a number of awards including the AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales. It is now leased as a pub while Matt Tebbutt concentrates on his TV career. The Hilton in Bournemouth now employs him as a consultant chef where he can regularly be seen cooking in the open kitchen.

Books[edit]

In 2008, Tebbutt published Cooks Country: Modern British Rural Cooking (ISBN 1845333713). He is also the author of Guilty Pleasures, which was the Daily Mail book of the month.

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