MARCO’S COOKING WITH FIRE
He’s proved he can handle the heat, now Marco Pierre White will step into the hottest kitchen of them all. Announced as host for Hell’s Kitchen Australia, screening on Seven in 2017, the three Michelin star chef says he’ll be in his element.
“All chefs over time will stray slowly from the stove, very few stay close to the flame. Hell’s Kitchen, without question, is the most natural environment for me to be myself,” he says.
The reality TV show is one of the world’s most successful and enduring food formats, produced in 18 territories including 16 hit seasons in America and four in the UK.
The Australian version will feature a team of celebrities yet to be announced, with filming to start in the new year.
The apprentice chefs will face skill-based challenges under the immense pressure of delivering a complete dinner service at the exclusive Hell’s Kitchen restaurant.
Dubbed the “godfather of modern-day cooking,” Pierre White is as famous for his fiery temper as he is for his kitchen prowess. He arrived in London as a 19-year-old with “£7.36, a box of books and a bag of clothes,” to continue his apprenticeship under the guidance of Albert Roux at Le Gavroche. In three years he achieved two Michelin stars.
At 33-years-old he became the youngest chef in the world to win three Michelin stars and was the first British chef to achieve this accolade in January 1995. Along his culinary journey, he trained Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Eric Chavot, Philip Howard, Richard Neat, and acclaimed Australian chefs, Curtis Stone, Shannon Bennett, Donovan Cooke, Jock Zonfrillo and Spencer Patrick.
The celebrity chef has written many books throughout his career, including White Heat, regarded by many chefs as the most important and influential cookbook of its generation.
Pierre White hosted series three and four of Hell’s Kitchen in the UK.
Marco Pierre White from Hell's Kitchen Australia.