48 Marco Pierre White Quotes On Success In Life

Marco Pierre White is a British chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He has been dubbed the first celebrity chef, and the enfant terrible of the UK restaurant scene. These Marco Pierre White Quotes will motivate you.

Best Marco Pierre White Quotes

1. “Once you accept you are being judged by people who have less knowledge than yourself, then what’s it worth?” ~ Marco Pierre White
2. “There are many times in my life, when I could’ve thrown in the towel. Many times in my life when I was on the floor. And when you’re on the floor, never allow anybody to pick you up. It doesn’t matter how long you stay there, make sure you pick yourself up and dust yourself down. Whatever happens, whether you go home today or you don’t go home today, that’s irrelevant. What’s relevant, is you take the knowledge from the experience and you grow as a person.” ~ Marco Pierre White

3. “Success is born out of arrogance, but greatness comes from humility.” ~ Marco Pierre White

4. “Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow her to shine.” ~ Marco Pierre White
5. “Gastronomy is the greatest form of therapy that anyone can be exposed to.” ~ Marco Pierre White
6. “Nine out of ten English chefs have their names on their chests. Who do they think they are? They’re dreamers. They’re jokes. Just ask yourself how many chefs in this country have Michelin stars and how many have their names on their jackets. We all wear blue aprons in my kitchen because we’re all commis. We’re all still learning.” ~ Marco Pierre White
7. “If you’ve been given opportunities then you have to create opportunities. If you’re given knowledge by people, share your knowledge. If you were born with talent, show your talent off.” ~ Marco Pierre White

8. “If you are not extreme, then people will take shortcuts because they don’t fear you.” ~ Marco Pierre White

9. “At the end of the day it’s just food, isn’t it? Just food.” ~ Marco Pierre White
10. “Strategy will compensate the talent.
The talent will never compensate the strategy.” ~ Marco Pierre White
11. “I have no regrets in my life. If not for the mistakes that I made I would not be the man I am today.” ~ Marco Pierre White
12. “The most poisonous source in any kitchen is a chef’s ego.” ~ Marco Pierre White quotes
13. “I can’t imagine anything worse than trying to impress a girl with dinner. To be honest, I’m always impressing myself, not other people.” ~ Marco Pierre White

14. “I cannot teach anybody how to cook. All I can do is show them, share methods with them.” ~ Marco Pierre White

15. “A tree without roots is just a piece of wood.” ~ Marco Pierre White
16. “Today there are very few chefs at that high level who are behind their stoves. You don’t feel their presence within the room. Where’s the romance? Where’s the show? Where’s the theater? The modern-day restaurant – it’s like dining in a chapel. It’s boring.” ~ Marco Pierre White
17. “People who can give themselves every day. They’re the people that I admire, they’re real people.” ~ Marco Pierre White
18. “Don’t dress for others, dress for yourself. Clothes should be an extension of what you represent and what you feel inside.” ~ Marco Pierre White

19. “Eating is one of the most important aspects of living. I like indulging. I like to eat one food at a time, to savor each individual thing.” ~ Marco Pierre White

20. “People do peculiar things in life and they do for whatever reason but I think one of the greatest crimes in life is when you lie.” ~ Marco Pierre White
21. “I came from the old world of gastronomy. Many years ago I walked into the kitchens of the Hotel St George and I feel very fortunate that I worked for chefs that were behind their stoves. I saw that world of gastronomy. I can sit here today and say that I saw the golden age of gastronomy. It’s gone, it’s gone. It’s never going to have that anymore, once the accountants get involved the romance fades. That’s the reality.” ~ Marco Pierre White
22. “I have no problem in asking a diner to leave for two reasons: 1. If they are rude to my staff. No one has that right. If we make a mistake, allow us to rectify it. 2. If they are loud and abusive at the table. They have no regard or respect for the other diners, who may have worked very hard to save up their cash to afford your prices.” ~ Marco Pierre White
23. “I’ve paid my price, a high price, I watched my mother die. I look at everything I’ve been given now as a form of compensation. A person who has regrets is a person who casts anchors.” ~ Marco Pierre White

24. “The more I invested in myself, the kinder I was to myself and the more I understood myself.” ~ Marco Pierre White

25. “I think if you’ve been given something in life you have a moral duty to give things back.” ~ Marco Pierre White
26. “Once you grow up and discover yourself as a human being you look at things for what they are.” ~ Marco Pierre White
27. “How many chefs when I was a young boy shouted at me during service? All I ever said was “Yes, chef.” The customer is the most important. If the chef overreacts, fine. At the end of service, you apologize.” ~ Marco Pierre White
28. “I’m not a worrier. I like sleeping.” ~ Marco Pierre White
29. “If the lift is broken, I’ll just sit and wait for them to sort it out. I don’t believe in friendly conversation or chit-chat.” ~ Marco Pierre White

30. “I don’t do social events, I don’t do award ceremonies, I don’t do charity dinners. I live my life off-radar.” ~ Marco Pierre White

31. “Gastronomy is the French Foreign Legion. You don’t need any qualifications. Just walk through the door and keep your head down. Be respectful – “Yes chef!” – and you’ll be given a trade. One day you’ll be in a position where you can put a roof over your children’s heads, you can put food on their table, create security for them.” ~ Marco Pierre White
32. “Do I shout, belittle or swear? No. I have sufficient confidence within myself to control my environment just by my presence, just by working hard and leading from the front.” ~ Marco Pierre White
33. “I spent my days on the riverbanks, in the woods, in the fields, shooting, hunting, and stalking. I unraveled everything within my life. Self-discovery is most important to me.” ~ Marco Pierre White

34. “We’re in a world that is run by accountants and I think that it’s sad in many ways.” ~ Marco Pierre White

35. “Chefs today choose to step onto that treadmill where they have to be seen. Every day they have to go to this party, they have to go to that party. But then you think “Who is doing the cooking?”.” ~ Marco Pierre White
36. “It’s not about what you achieve, it’s actually what you do for your industry and that’s what I think is important. And when people look at me and they see my achievements with the restaurants do you know what I think? I think I did more than that. What I achieved was teaching young men and young women when they were young and inspiring them.” ~ Marco Pierre White

37. “I didn’t understand myself well enough be an ambassador to my world, to inspire people to want to cook, to inspire young people to want to come into my industry.” ~ Marco Pierre White

38. “You have to shout in the kitchen to deliver the orders, to drive the troops, to get the food out. When you have a table of eight courses and everyone’s having something different, you have a 15-second window to get it all together so no one at the table waits.” ~ Marco Pierre White
39. “I wasn’t manufactured. I was cut from the cloth of the very old world of gastronomy. There was no such thing as celebrity chefs, chefs were trained and I like to think that I still represent those old values from that world and the opportunities that I am offered I often say no to.” ~ Marco Pierre White

40. “I find supermarkets fascinating places. It’s extraordinary, you can buy anything there.” ~ Marco Pierre White

41. “I’ve never tried to be a celebrity chef, people call me that but I was that young boy that the media chose.” ~ Marco Pierre White
42. “You walk into a restaurant when chefs are not there and it’s different. The magic isn’t there. Why pay top pounds when the chef is not in the house? I feel cheated. I don’t mind paying big money for food but if I go to Paul Bocuse’s restaurant I want Paul in the house.” ~ Marco Pierre White

43. “It’s extraordinary these obsessions. You conquer one but then you move onto another.” ~ Marco Pierre White

44. “In London, I’m not seen in public. I don’t go to award ceremonies or gatherings. I just don’t go because I like my privacy. I like being with my family and I like being in their company. I work very hard and I don’t have much time so I just want to be with my family or in the English countryside. I don’t take holidays.” ~ Marco Pierre White
45. “I just want my children to be happy. And to be good people. Proper people. That’s all.” ~ Marco Pierre White
46. “I like things that are educational and educational. I like things that are inspirational.” ~ Marco Pierre White
47. “A lot of my reputation is a product of exaggeration and ignorance.” ~ Marco Pierre White
48. “When you walk down the street of Kabul your values for life changes, they do change.” ~ Marco Pierre White

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