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The Day I Met Marco Pierre White

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Day I met Marco Pierre White

The day I met Marco Pierre White was one I’ll never forget. It happened two years ago but I can still remember what it felt like to hug the man himself, and get all excited with my girly crush!

Day I met Marco Pierre White

I stepped into Marco’s kitchen to watch him prepare a Christmas turkey. It was part of a bloggers masterclass on how to prepare the perfect Christmas dinner, sponsored by Lean On Turkey and I’d been selected from a pool of bloggers to enjoy a lesson from world famous chef, Marco Pierre White. Stories about the man are legendary, from throwing complaining diners from his restaurant out onto the street to being the first British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars (and youngest chef ever to win three) then hand them back five years later. His quiet intensity makes him both sexy and scary, although he was more sexy than scary!

Here is my first view of fellow Yorkshire pudding, Marco! (He was born in Leeds like me.)

Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White

The plan was to split the bloggers into two smaller groups and go into the kitchen at the restaurant, Marco’s at Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea Football Ground in Fulham, London. Here is the restaurant from the outside…

Marcos Restaurant, Stamford Bridge

So whilst we enjoyed the lovely pastries and coffee, the first group went into the kitchen…

breakfast pastries

When it was my turn, I’d been tipped off by one of the first group on where to stand for the best view! I knew that I’d forget what cooking tips we were taught so I made sure I recorded Marco’s lesson, then I could replay it over and over when it was my turn to prepare Christmas dinner for the family. Here is my video of the day

To catch up with some old friends and meet new ones too, in the setting of this beautiful restaurant and a cooking lesson from Marco himself, the day before my birthday made this a day I’ll never forget. I was thrilled to have the chance to have him sign my book and have a chat. What we spoke about is TOP SECRET!! But here we are after he signed my book.

Hello Marco

signing the book

me Marco and book

After everyone had their autographs and pictures, I couldn’t resist another go!

JuggleMum hugging Marco Pierre White

On the way back home, I stopped off at Cafe Rouge with a blogger I’d met on the day, and we spotted the original Sugababes!

JuggleMum & Sugababes

So it was lunch with Marco Pierre White and dinner with the Sugababes! Rock n Roll!

If you want to see where the bloggers and I taught Marco about the ’10 second rule’ have a look at this video

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Comments to The Day I Met Marco Pierre White

  • Fabulous – you lucky thing! Great idea to record all the wonderful tips and advice for later.

    Kate Thompson 12th September 2015 8:02 pm Reply
    • It was such a wonderful day, I’ll never forget it!

      Nadine Hill 14th September 2015 9:24 am Reply
  • I love it, what a starry day…I particularly love how you went in for the proper hug rather than just the polite photo stood next to him, I bet he loved that!!

    Globalmouse 13th September 2015 7:41 am Reply
    • haha I’m not sure he loved it but I wasn’t about to miss my chance!! x

      Nadine Hill 14th September 2015 9:23 am Reply
  • Oh gosh what an awesome experience, and that food it looks delicious! x

    Sarah Bailey 13th September 2015 6:19 pm Reply
    • It was such a lot of fun x

      Nadine Hill 14th September 2015 9:22 am Reply
  • What a day! I don’t think I would have been able to speak if I had met Marco Pierre White!

    Ness 13th September 2015 8:50 pm Reply
    • I was in girly crush heaven!!!

      Nadine Hill 14th September 2015 9:21 am Reply
  • What an amazing experience for you and those pastries look delish 🙂

    tanya 14th September 2015 11:03 am Reply
    • I know! I’m hungry now:-)

      Nadine Hill 14th September 2015 12:54 pm Reply
  • What a fab day!! I went to Marco’s restaurant in Nottingham the other night, it was really good x

    Sonia @ This Mummy Loves 14th September 2015 1:08 pm Reply
    • I just love him!!!!

      Nadine Hill 14th September 2015 5:24 pm Reply
  • Wow what an experience! You are so lucky! I’m with you on the sexy and scary bit 😉

    Gemma 15th September 2015 6:47 pm Reply
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  • Thanks for sharing this blog and video of Marco Pierre White, this was certainly a treat.

    Travis 8th August 2016 1:06 am Reply
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