Marco Pierre White

Restaurateur and purveyor of stock cubes...

11/12/1961 -

Marco Pierre White biography and information

Marco Pierre White began his successful culinary career training in the kitchen of the Hotel St George in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, before arriving in London, aged 16, with £7.36, a box of books and a bag of clothes.

He began his classical training as commis under Albert Roux and Michel Roux at Le Gavroche, a period that would lead Albert to describe him as "my little lamb". Over the next few years Marco continued his training, working at La Tante Claire (now the site of Gordon Ramsay), before working in the kitchens of Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons and Nico Ladenis of Chez Nico at Ninety Park Lane. In 1987 Marco opened his first restaurant Harvey's in Wandsworth Common, London, where he earned his first Michelin star within a few weeks of opening.

By the age of 33, Marco Pierre White had been awarded three Michelin stars, becoming the youngest Briton (at the time) bestowed with this accolade.

In 1999 Marco announced his retirement from the kitchen, concentrating instead on his career as a restaurateur. He has since appeared on numerous TV shows, most notably Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef Australia.


Similar authors to Marco Pierre White

Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing.