Chef Patron, Marcus Wareing, one of the brightest stars in British cooking, shares his favourite sites.

One of the brightest stars in British cooking, Marcus Wareing is the Chef Patron of the eponymous two Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley in Knightsbridge, England. In 2011 Marcus opened his second restaurant, The Gilbert Scott at The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, St Pancras, London.

Marcus has worked with many of the world’s finest and celebrated chefs including Anton Edelman, Albert Roux, Pierre Koffmann and Gordon Ramsay in some of the world’s finest restaurants including The Savoy Hotel, Le Gavroche, The Grand in Amsterdam, The Point in New York, Gravetye Manor, Aubergine, Guy Savoy in Paris, L’Oranger, Pétrus and The Savoy Grill.

Marcus is the author of 'How to Cook the Perfect…', 'One Perfect Ingredient, 3 Ways to Cook It’, and ‘Nutmeg and Custard.'


Bloomberg: Richard Vines - I enjoy reading Richard Vines’s column on Bloomberg. I think he comes across as fair and honest. I also know he gets to know a place a couple of times before reviewing which means his comments are generally really believable.

BBC News and Sports - I spend the majority of my day at work from 8am until midnight. If I didn’t catch up on the news during the day then I would be completely in the dark from one weekend to the next! I tend to trust the BBC and the news is updated fairly frequently, there is also good sports coverage. I am a big fan of football (Liverpool in particular) and boxing as I was an amateur in my youth. The BBC covers all bases and I can also watch the coverage live if I have the chance.

Amazon - I use this a lot for many items as it’s quick and easy and they deliver! I have a huge collection of cookery books and I tend to add to it using Amazon. I don’t really have time to browse book shops so this is the next best thing, it’s also very good value. My most recent purchase was Mugaritz: A Natural Science of Cooking by Andoni Luis Aduriz – a great Spanish chef with some amazing modern cuisine which is well worth a look!

Farmison - I really like this website. My wife introduced me to it recently. She also works which can make it difficult to get to a shop so this is the perfect opportunity to purchase excellent quality produce from her desk. I really like the site as it offers excellent quality produce from some of the suppliers that we use at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley.

The Caterer and Hotelkeeper - I have read this magazine for years, since I first started out and I still get my copy every Thursday. I regularly have a look on the website to see what is happening in my industry and I find this site to be easy to follow, believable and often contains news about people I know! We also use it to advertise for jobs too.

The London Evening Standard
- This site is about the city that I live in so it’s a great opportunity to see what is happening. It’s very up to date and often relevant to my business, there is a mix of global news and local news. I like reading it on a Friday as the magazine has lots of interesting stories.

6 June 2012