JONATHAN PHANG - OUR LESBRO
Popular television personality and cook Jonathan Phang, began his career three decades ago, managing some of the world’s most influential fashion models including Naomi Campbell and Jerry Hall, and has several hit shows under his belt.
Jonathan’s experiences led him to become a much coveted fashion industry expert on television. He then landed a role as a judge on the hit show
Britain’s Next Top Model.
Jonathan’s no nonsense, straight talking, yet caring approach was instantly popular and Phang remained with the show for three seasons; before leaving to present and mentor on BBC3’s ground breaking show, Britain’s Missing Top Model. The show gained critical acclaim and won the RADAR Media Award for Best Factual Programming.
In 2009 Jonathan filmed a documentary for BBC One, following his journey to come to terms with his grief, after surviving a national disaster twenty-four years earlier. The film was received, with much acclaim, for addressing issues surrounding survivor’s guilt and post- traumatic stress disorder.
Jonathan grew up in a Chinese-Caribbean household in London, where food was the family’s main focus. His passion for food and cooking began as far back as he can remember.
Jonathan entered a competition on The Good Food Channel’s,” People’s Cookbook “ using one of his mother’s recipes, and ended up winning.
As a result he was invited to appear and cook on UKTV’s “Market Kitchen”, where he became a recurring guest (cooking, reviewing books, reporting on international food trends and judging various competitions) for the shows entire three years run.
Phang then hosted a ten part gastronomic journey through the Caribbean for Food Network UK called “Jonathan Phang’s Caribbean Cookbook”. The series explores the heritage of the melting pot of cultures that form Caribbean cuisine.
In 2013 Jonathan wrote ‘The Pepperot Club’ published by Hardie Grant and Rizzoli. Part memoir and part cookery book, Phang recounts his childhood memoirs, which are defined by his mother’s spicy aromatic cooking, influenced by the six races of the Caribbean.
Jonathan’s book was nominated for an International Gourmand award, voted “book of the week” by the Daily Telegraph and hailed as one of the “top ten favourite books to buy for Christmas” by Delicious Magazine.
Jonathan’s latest project “Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains”, sees him climb aboard some of the world’s most iconic trains, in a mouthwatering journey across the globe, combined with the romance of train travel.
In this opulent six part series, Jonathan savours the very best of contemporary food alongside the traditional and discovers whether it’s better to travel than to arrive.
Series two of “Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains” premieres internationally in 2015.
Phang now devotes his time to food and travel writing, private catering and hosting international culinary tours. Jonathan continues to manage Jerry Hall.