With a 20-strong stable of restaurants, pubs and inns Marco Pierre White has gone from Britain’s first three Michelin-starred chef to celebrated businessman.
The celebrity chef who once famously disregarded the world of Michelin-starred fine dining to ‘reinvent himself’, now operates brands such as Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse & Grill, Frankie & Benny’s and Wheeler’s amongst many others.
“It was the most fabulous journey but we have to evolve and move on,” he says. “Now I look at things differently and do things I enjoy. My menus are created so everyone can afford them and that’s the bit that didn’t sit well with me at three star level.”
Speaking with BigHospitality’s Becky Paskin, White explains why he doesn’t miss the world of Michelin, his notorious decision to link up with Bernard Matthews, and why his fondness for gardening is perhaps a sign of him ‘getting old’.