Kevin Woodford

Kevin Woodford

Following a career in some of the world’s most renowned kitchens, Kevin was appointed as a lecturer in professional cookery. He rapidly rose through the ranks and after gaining a Higher Degree in the Philosophy of Education and Management at Hull University, was appointed as the youngest Head of Department at one of England’s biggest and most reputable colleges of Higher Education.

 

A career in the media soon beckoned and Kevin first hit the screens on ITV's ‘This Morning’ programme before the BBC tempted him to join them. His relaxed style, immense skill and ability to communicate at all levels brought him acclaim on ‘The Reluctant Cook’, ‘Big Kevin Little Kevin’, ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and ‘Can't Cook, Won't Cook’, - for which he was voted Best Daytime Television Presenter at The National Television Awards. He also starred in 64 half hour episodes of ITV’s ‘Surprise Chefs’, and has hosted 13 episodes of ITV’s ‘Reality Bites’.

In addition, Kevin successfully hosted BBC One's live ‘The Heaven and Earth Show’ for over 2 years, tackling many sensitive social issues and effortlessly interviewing such ‘A list’ celebrities as Sir John Mills, Jimmy Tarbuck, Gabrielle, Chris de Burgh and Moby. He was also a regular presenter for BBC’s hugely popular show ‘Songs of Praise’. Kevin's sense of fun makes him a regular guest on many leading light entertainment shows, including Through the Keyhole, Countdown, Celebrity Weakest Link, the National Lottery Show, Eastenders Revealed, Doctors, Hollyoaks, The Tracy Beaker Show and he was the male reserve Celebrity skater for ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’

For many years Kevin was a Senior Examiner for cookery courses for City and Guilds of London Institute as well as being a judge at all of the major International Cookery Competitions. His Consultancy skills have been used by a wide variety of Institutions ranging from the London Ritz to the Bulgarian Government. Kevin has published nine books and is the only chef in Europe to have had a set of stamps issued and approved by Her Majesty the Queen, in honour of his dishes.