We are very excited to have Marco Pierre White with us for his first New Zealand public appearance.


Dubbed the first celebrity chef, godfather of modern dining and enfant terrible of the UK restaurant scene, White became the first British chef and the youngest chef in then Michelin history to be awarded three Michelin stars at age 32, before controversially handing them back.


During his early career in the kitchen, the chef regularly ejected patrons from his restaurants if he took offence to their comments. Over the course of his 17-year cheffing career White trained many notable chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett.


On retiring from the kitchen in 1999, White became a restaurateur, involved in restaurants such as the London Steakhouse Co, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and Marco’s New York Italian by Marco Pierre White. He has published several books including the influential cookbook White Heat and an autobiography White Heat.


The 57-year old’s extensive TV career includes presenting on British TV show Hell’s Kitchen for two series, on Hell’s Kitchen Australia in 2017 and Marco Pierre’s Kitchen Wars in 2012. He has also appeared multiple times on Masterchef Australia and as mentor and head chef on Masterchef New Zealand in 2015.


Marco will be appearing at the Dinner with Marco Pierre White event and appearing at the Taste of Auckland Festival from 31 October – 3 November.

‘The Godfather of modern cooking’, Marco Pierre White, is coming to Taste of Auckland. As our guest chef, Marco will be busy across the festival engaging with the Taste visitors. As head judge of the Best in Taste Awards, Marco will be navigating his way around the festival tasting the best in Auckland cuisine. Make sure you bring one of Marco’s books as he will be available for book signings at selected sessions as well as engaging presentations which are open to Taste visitors.


Keep an eye out for his appearance schedule coming soon

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