Chefs & experts 2019

Jo Pickard

Jo Pickard

Jo is an experienced, driven, personable and versatile presenter, commentator, producer and voice over.

Last year, Jo has shot a TV game show pilot, had a second series confirmed for her Property TV show and launched the brand new Basketball League over in Geneva.

After an incredible summer spent commentating live for RIO2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, upon her return she went straight into shooting a six part property TV show, called Property Hotspots for Esturay TV and Sky. Cheese took centre stage as Jo hosted the live TV with Nigel Barden and Charlie Turnbull for The World Cheese Awards 2016.

In between she was lucky enough to host the main cookery theatres at Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival, Taste of London, Taste of Dubai and Taste of Abu Dhabi.

In the 2015/16 Edition of The Volvo Ocean Race, Jo spent 10 months presenting around the world as the Official Race Village MC. Hosting 11 international press conferences, dock interviews, live interviews for The Inside Track streamed worldwide and hosted nine Awards nights.

In 2012, Jo had the honour of presenting live from the award-winning Park Live Stage at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012; MC at Chris Evan's and Children in Need Carfest North and South; and also working with some of the best chefs in the business presenting at numerous other food festivals and via her blog.

Her video production side of the business, Lady Gadabout, has seen her work with large and small companies alike, creating, producing, directing and delivering scores of high end videos to promote their businesses both internally and externally.