Job Title: writer / journalist / broadcaster
Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. His broadcasting work as a presenter for the BBC has brought him two Sony Radio Award nominations and a Sony Gold, as anchor of Papertalk; a programme about the British newspaper business. He has also been nominated in the Commission for Racial Equality's Race in the Media Awards, for his reporting of race crime in Britain, and for the Mental Health Media awards, for his work on mental health issues.
Jay wrote and presented a documentary for Dispatches entitled The Truth About Food Prices, which was watched by 2.2 million people, and continued his success with The True Cost of Cheap Food, which rated even higher. His regular slot on the One Show's 'Foody Friday' is one of many frequent contributions to primetime television shows exploiting his expertise as one of Britain's top food critics.
Jay currently chairs the new Radio 4 food panel show, The Kitchen Cabinet, having recently appeared as judge on The Great British Waste Menu and hosted Channel 4's magazine show Food: What Goes in your Basket? Further afield, Jay sits on the judging panel of Top Chef Masters in the United States.
Jay is also the regular food critic for the Guardian and Observer newspapers.