Marcus Wareing’s contribution to British food and the next generation of cookery talent has made him one of the most respected and acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs in Britain.
His awards include a Michelin star, Tatler Restaurateur of the Year, GQ Chef of the Year, the Chef award at the Cateys and an Acorn Award.
Originally from Southport, Merseyside, the son of a fruit and vegetable merchant, Marcus began his career aged 18. He received his first Michelin star at just 26 – one of only a handful of chefs to be recognised at this age. Over the last 35 years Marcus has been involved in the creation of some of London’s most celebrated restaurants.
Founded in 2008 with his wife Jane Wareing, Marcus Wareing Restaurants began with the opening of the Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley (now known simply as “Marcus”). In 2011, he also opened The Gilbert Scott, an elegant British restaurant and bar in St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. After a successful ten-year lease, he closed the Gilbert Scott in May 2021.
In the autumn of 2014 Marcus joined the television series MasterChef: The Professionals (UK), where he continues to act as judge and mentor to the next generation of British cookery talent. In February 2022, Marcus Wareing’s Tales from a Kitchen Garden debuted on BBC2. The ten-part series saw Marcus dives into the world of farming and growing, meeting the farmers, gardeners and growers that produce some of the UK’s finest ingredients.
Marcus is the author of nine cookbooks, including Marcus Everyday, New Classics, Marcus at Home and his latest release – Marcus’ Kitchen.
In 2021, Marcus announced his partnership with leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group. ‘Forward with Marcus Wareing’ is a cutting-edge culinary training programme designed to build skills, grow knowledge and expand imagination, with candidates exploring every aspect of the modern kitchen, from culture to commerce, question assumptions and challenge conventions.
Marcus is a proud partner of Circulon, a pioneering premium cookware brand known for delivering the first non-stick, coloured, dishwasher-safe and induction-friendly pans to market. As the ambassador of the Steelshield™ range, which uses raised stainless steel ridges to protect non-stick grooves, he aims to demonstrate how home cooks can feel more confident and courageous in the kitchen when they have the right tools.
Marcus is a supporter of The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation, Action Against Hunger, GOSH, MENCAP, Help for Heroes, The British Red Cross, One For The Boys and Cancer Research UK. He splits his time between London and Sussex, with his wife Jane and three children.