Marco Pierre White started out life in a small town near Leeds. He comes from a long line of chefs- his father, grandfather and brothers were all chefs.
Marco started his cooking career as a kitchen apprentice at the Hotel St George in Harrogate. He quickly worked his way up to a job at the two-Michelin starred Box Tree in Ilkley, Yorkshire, where he fuelled his obsession with food.
Following this, Marco moved to London and found a job working at Le Gavroche and began his classical training as a commis chef.
He then at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire, under Raymond Blanc.
In 1986 –at only 24 years of age – he became a shareholder and head chef at upmarket burger bar Harveys. He transformed it into a classy and sophisticated restaurant, as well as building up his reputation for ruthless. He has been dubbed by the press as ‘London’s rudest chef’. Marco’s tough attitude was not for nothing though – he received his third Michelin star at the age of 33. He is the youngest Briton to have received 3 Michelin stars.