Marco Pierre White

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Marco Pierre White is a celebrity chef, restauranteur and television personality. He has made contributions to contemporary international cuisine. At the age of just 33, he became the youngest chef to win three Michelin stars.

Marco began training in the kitchen at the Hotel St George in Harrogate, and later at the Box Tree in Ilkley. He began his classical training as a commis under Albert and Michel Roux at Le Gavroche. He continued his training under Pierre Koffman at La Tante Claire. Then he moved to work in the kitchen of Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons.

At 24, Marco Pierre White became Head Chef and joint owner of Harveys. His kitchen staff included a young Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal.

TV Chef

Marco’s appearances as Head Chef in Hell’s Kitchen made him a household name.

He also hosted an American version of the Australian series The Chopping Block, which aired in 2009. He was a houseguest on the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother and a guest judge on Masterchef Australia.

In 2012 White fronted a new show called Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars. It saw the UK’s best restaurant partnerships balance food with front of house service, then fighting for a place in a specially designed studio restaurant.

Many celebrity chefs began in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White: Eric Chavot, Bryn Williams, Matt Tebbutt, and as already mentioned Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsay.

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