Born in Middlesbrough (Yorkshire as it then was), John's zest
for life started in the cradle. Son of a Hungarian immigrant father
and a Yorkshire mother who met in a bakery, his upbringing mostly
revolved around food. With a strong Hungarian heritage, home
cooking abounded in the Pallagi household and John's culinary
senses all awakened from an early age.
With plenty of restaurant insight and experience gained from his
years cutting his teeth in creating, building and running his own
restaurants, John started to realise there was a real dearth of
restauraunt-quality produce available to the home cook. Born in
2011, Farmison & Co was founded as an online platform supplying
meat to households all over the UK and into mainland Europe.
Sourcing sustainable meat across all species (largely from
smallholdings) Farmison & Co work with slow rearing British
heritage breed producers and farmers, ie the custodians of the the
great grasslands across the UK.
Farmison & Co has gone from strength to strength on it's
mission to get the nation to Eat Better Meat. John as Founder
remains CEO to this day, never doesn't work, but work is such a joy
Describing himself as a 'food-tourist', John travels when he can
with his wife Emily and two children to the great food nations
around the globe where the family has little choice but to try all
the local delicacies. "Food should be fun, flavoursome and
sustainably produced" is the cry often heard when talking to
journalists or consumers.
He has a book in him on food and travel - he's just waiting for
a gap in his schedule to write it!
If you have any feedback for John, reach out to him at
[email protected] - he always takes the time to read your