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Dan Saladino

 Dan Saladino is currently Series Producer, reporter and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme.

Dan sometimes feels that his early years were meant to be his grounding, his preparation to work on the BBC Food & Farming Awards. His father arrived in Bristol in the 1960s from Sicily and spent his entire working life in food. Dan therefore spent a lot of his school holidays sitting at the back of restaurants watching chefs. During these holidays he’d also visit relatives in Sicily and spent time on farms surrounded by grapes, olives, oranges and almonds. Meals there would be loud family gatherings around the table - the most powerful memories he has from childhood involve food.

From that early experience he also got to understand what it takes to produce and prepare great food, something which makes him passionate about the BBC’s Food & Farming Awards on which Dan has worked for 9 years.