The Tanner Brothers' Media


Sharing their cookery skills with the masses, the Tanner brothers have made a number of TV appearances, starting with Ready, Steady, Cook almost 15 years ago. Since then, they have built a reputation as celebrity chefs in addition to restaurateurs, with regular appearances on BBC, ITV and UKTV Food channels.

James is a regular guest chef on popular ITV breakfast show, Lorraine, sharing his unique twists on traditional dishes with over a million viewers. James has also made appearances on various cookery shows including Saturday Kitchen, Country House Sunday, Saturday Cookbook and The Munch Box.

Both Chris and James are keen users of social media, using it to convey their passion for cooking and the culinary industry, with over 22,000 followers on Twitter alone. They regularly provide content for blogs and media, giving tips and recipes on how to get the best from seasonal produce, as well as how to celebrate special occasions in style.

Both of their restaurants also fully embrace social media as a way of engaging with clientele. They have instigated several creative and compelling social media programmes, which include regular competitions, recipes, Facebook live videos and more. The two restaurants boast over 3,000 page likes on Facebook and 7,500 followers on Twitter.

Chris and James have authored four cookery books. These include:

  • For Chocolate Lovers (2005): co-written by Chris Tanner
  • Ice Cream (2008): co-written by Chris Tanner
  • James Tanner Takes 5: Delicious Dishes Using Just 5 Ingredients (2010)
  • Old Favourites, New Twists: 100 classic recipes with a difference (2013)