Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White bans Michelin Guide inspectors from his new restaurant
"I don't need Michelin and they don't need me. They sell tyres and I sell food"
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White has banned the Michelin Guide from visiting his new restaurant in Singapore.
White's new restaurant, the English House, will offer modern British cuisine and is set to open next year.
The 56-year-old chef who handed back his Michelin stars in 1999, told a Singapore based website ChannelNewsAsia: "I don’t need Michelin and they don’t need me. They sell tyres and I sell food."
White's contentious history with the Michelin Guide goes back almost two decades when he gave back his Michelin stars and said at the time: "The people who gave me Michelin stars had less knowledge than me."
He got his first star at the age of 26, and in 1994, and he was the first British chef to earn three Michelin stars. He is still the youngest ever chef to be awarded three stars.