Matt Tebbutt, the presenter of the popular Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 and Best Bites on BBC 2, has been confirmed as this year’s host for the annual FMT Food Industry Awards ceremony and black-tie dinner, which takes place at the five-star Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, on Wednesday evening 25th May.

Matt also presents Food Unwrapped, which is in its eighth series, on Channel 4. He has presented Save Money: Good Food, Matt Tebbutt’s South Africa, the Food Network, “The Big Eat” and “Kitchen Superheroes”. Matt also co-presented Market Kitchen with Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort.

Before embarking on his TV career, he owned and ran The Foxhunter restaurant in Nantyderry near Usk in South Wales for over 10 years. The restaurant won a number of awards including the AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales. Matt 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.

Managing Editor & Publisher of Food Management Today magazine, Graham Yandell, commented: “We really are absolutely delighted that Matt has agreed to join us and to host our special evening scheduled for May 25th. This is one of the highlights of the annual industry calendar and these awards remain unique in the scope and coverage that they provide. Our new venue will be a spectacular backdrop for a fantastic occasion.

“Matt follows other top chefs who have endorsed our food awards over the years such as Michele Roux Jr. and John Torode, and I am certain he will be a big hit with our guests. The message is book your tables and tickets now, particularly as there is an early bird discount available.”

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