John Burton Race

John Burton Race is famous for his televised move to France with his wife Kim and their 6 children. This charted the chaos of family life while John tried to find his culinary roots.

John was born in Singapore and grew up in the Far East. As a child he would help the family cook, and he decided that he wanted to be a chef at a young age.

John's first job was in a Hampshire hotel. He moved on to cook and train at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons with Raymond Blanc. Whilst John was head chef at at Le Petit Blanc in Oxford, it was awarded a Michelin star. His next restaurant, L'Ortolan, in Berkshire, was awarded double.

John moved into the league of 'celebrity chef' with his series French Leave on Channel 4. A second fly-on-the-wall series charted the opening of his Dartmouth restaurant, The New Angel. The New Angel has recently won a Michelin Star and offers a range of cookery courses.

Books
Flavour First, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, May 2008
Coming Home: With over 150 easy to make recipes from Return of the Chef, Ebury Press, 2005
French Leave: A Wonderful Year of Escape and Discovery, Ebury Press, Jul 2004
French Leave: Over 100 Irresistible Recipes, Ebury Press, 2003

John Burton Race