Often referred to as ‘the godfather of modern cooking’, Marco Pierre White is set to appear at an exclusive white-tie dinner in Auckland on October 31st. In addition to his executive chef Andrew Bennett and a range of some of New Zealand’s top chefs, 400 lucky diners will behold a modern-cuisine spectacle.

White’s appearance coincides with New Zealand’s largest food festival, Taste of Auckland, where visitors may be lucky enough to catch him between October 31st and November 3rd.

White’s history with cooking extends a long way, being the first British chef, and the youngest chef in then Michelin history to be awarded three Michelin stars at age 32, before controversially handing them back. Notable chefs that have trained under White include Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett. White’s involvement with the industry has been more on the restaurateur side, involving himself with venues such as the London Steakhouse Co., Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, and Marco’s New York Italian by Marco Pierre White.

Rob Eliott, the organiser of both Dine With Marco Pierre White and Taste of Auckland, Lemongrass Productions director, said, “We are extremely excited to be welcoming the iconic Marco Pierre White to New Zealand and this year’s Taste of Auckland Festival. It seems only fitting that we celebrate Marco’s arrival with a celebratory dinner and have him as a guest of honour at the country’s largest food festival.”

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