Marco Pierre White

Chef and Restaurateur
Born Dec 11, 1961

Marco Pierre White is a British celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality. He is noted for his contributions to contemporary international cuisine, and his exceptional culinary skills. White has been dubbed the first celebrity chef, the enfant terrible of the UK restaurant scene and the Godfather of modern cooking. White was, at the time, the youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars. He has trained chefs such as Gordon Ramsay.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marco Pierre White.


1961 Birth Born on December 11, 1961.


1987 25 Years Old In 1987, White opened Harvey's in Wandsworth Common, London, where he won his first Michelin star almost immediately and was awarded his second in 1988. … Read More
1988 26 Years Old White has been married three times. His first wife was Alex McArthur, who was the daughter of a surgeon from Buckinghamshire, and who worked at his local fishmonger. They were married at Chelsea Register Office on 8 June 1988.
1990 28 Years Old He has a daughter Letitia, from the 2 year marriage, which ended in 1990. White then met 21-year-old model Lisa Butcher at a London nightclub. They were engaged within three weeks. Engaged for two months, Butcher sold the wedding in a £20,000 deal to Hello! magazine. The wedding took place at the Brompton Oratory on 15 August 1992. … Read More


1992 30 Years Old In 1992, White began a relationship with Matilde Conejero, the bartender at The Canteen. and went on to have two sons. The couple married at the Belvedere on 7 April 2000. … Read More
So, in 1999 he retired and returned his Michelin stars. … Read More


…  The book accompanying the show, Marco Pierre White in Hell's Kitchen, was published on 23 August 2007 by Ebury Press. … Read More
2008 46 Years Old The Chopping Block On 18 March 2008, it was announced that White would be the host of an American version of the Australian cooking competition series The Chopping Block. … Read More
MasterChef Australia On 7 July 2011, White was a guest judge on Masterchef Australia mentoring the cooks in an elimination round. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars In 2012, White fronted a new show for Channel 5 called Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old MasterChef Australia: The Professionals 2013 White is a principal judge in this competition between professional chefs, which started 20 January 2013. … Read More
2014 52 Years Old MasterChef South Africa On 11 December 2014, White appeared on the South African version of MasterChef which aired on M-Net.
On 17 May 2015, White began his second week-long appearance on Masterchef Australia, in Week 3 of Series 7.
2016 54 Years Old On 8 May 2016, White began his third year running, and fourth week-long appearance on Masterchef Australia, this time Week 2 of Series 8.
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