Joe Hurd

– Cookshack Stage Host –

Our Cookhouse host, Yorkshire-born with Italian blood, Joe Hurd is a self-proclaimed blue-collar cook, he is not afraid of getting his hands dirty and creating Anglo-Italian food all can enjoy.

Host of  ITV’s prime-time Saturday morning show The Munch Box, Joe is a charming and down to earth host and far from being a food snob,  began his presenting career as co-founder of, an online video channel for university students who, like Joe, wanted to cook from scratch without missing out on time down the pub.

Since then he has worked in restaurants alongside revered chefs such as Francesco Mazzei, Claude Bosi and José Pizarro, as well as behind-the-scenes on shows for Paul Hollywood and Heston Blumenthal.