UK Leading Authority on Organic Food
Regular on UK Great Food Live
Guest Chef on BBC2's Saturday Kitchen
OK! Magazine's Resident Chef
Award winning Chef, Frank Bordoni has been a regular both as a Guest Chef and a Co Presenter on UK Great Food, a live studio based show for the last couple of years. He is a guest Chef on BBC2’s Flagship cookery show, ‘Saturday Kitchen’, which is also live and is doing a series this summer for GMTV on healthy, Mediterranean dishes. Later this year, Frank will be opening his first restaurant, ‘Limoncello’.
Frank’s ethos is all about using the best possible, simple ingredients and making tasty and often healthy, dishes. His love of good quality ingredients led to his passion for seasonal, organic food and he is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading authorities on organic food. He is on the prestigious judging panel of You Magazine and The Soil Association’s Organic Food Awards and has been the consultant on many leading brands including Prince Charles’ Duchy Originals and Rachael’s Diary.
Although he grew up in the many hotels and restaurants that his father managed up and down the UK, Frank inherited his passion for good food from his Italian roots. Frank’s father comes from an area south east of Rome, in the foothills of the Frascati Mountains and it is there that Frank learned so much about food and ingredients.
Frank loves writing about food and is a member of the Guild of Food Writers. He was Food Editor on ‘Pure Magazine’, was OK! Magazine’s Resident Chef and as a freelance writer he contributes to many different publications. Frank has an in-depth and fascinating knowledge of the history of ingredients and is full of wonderful stories and references; his other area of expertise is food and film, which he has lectured on at the London Film Festival.
Frank had a formal, classical French training. His career took off in 1989 when he was awarded a Roux Brothers Scholarship, was a finalist in the Restaurant Association’s Young Chef of The Year Competition in both 1989 and 1990. In 1991 he was a finalist for the senior, Chef of The Year Competition.
At only 19 years of age, Frank was awarded his first AA Rosette, leading to work with many respected Chefs in well-established restaurants, like 190 Queensgate, Michelin starred Mallory Court and Le Gavroche with the Roux Brothers.
He works with various organisations like The Soil Association, The Green Guide and is a member of The Cookery and Food Association and The Craft Guild of Chefs. And has been a regular contributor to Michael Van Straten’s ‘Body Talk’ on LBC. His contemporary style and humorous manner make him an excellent addition to any television programme or live events.