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Marcus Bean

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Marcus is a regular at the BBC good food shows from hosting theatres to cookery demonstrations.

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Self taught chef Marcus Bean whose passion for cooking drove him to win Channel 4’s Iron Chef UK.

Following his success on the show, Marcus has been a chef on ITV's "This Morning" He's also cooked on Food Network, The Saturday show, CITV, Drop down menu, What’s cooking & The Secret Chef.

Marcus had his first cookery book published “Chicken”

Marcus grew up in pubs around Oxfordshire, but didn’t start his cooking career until he opened his first pub in Shropshire, with his Wife Jenny back in 2005. After 8 successful years at the pub, they decided to further expand and took on Brompton Cookery School and Farmhouse B&B. Marcus & Jenny sold the pub in 2013 to focus full time on the cookery school, bed and breakfast & Brompton Events, their bespoke catering company.


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Marcus also works as a consultant, using his experience in the industry, helping develop and create new and existing food businesses.

Marcus is passionate about teaching and educating the next generation and is a firm believer that anyone can cook.

Marcus is passionate about helping local food banks and reducing food waste. Working with Shrewsbury food bank, Zero Waste Events & The Rubbish Diet, Marcus has been helping to create events to help reduce food waste and stop the need for throwing away food at home, through better storage and cooking.

Marcus is a regular host at the BBC Good Food Shows around the country, hosting and cooking in the Big Kitchen. His energy, enthusiasm & knowledge of food make him great to watch.

When he’s not working, Marcus enjoys running and recently completed his 6th London marathon.

At home with his family he loves to grow his own produce which is then used within the businesses. He does this with the help of his wife and three little daughters.

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