Marcus Bean

Marcus Bean


Marcus is Chef/Owner of Brompton Cookery School, near Shrewsbury in Shropshire.

This self-taught chef, whose passion for cooking drove him to win ‘Iron chef UK’ in 2010 on Channel 4 is also a regular on television, including cooking for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on ‘This Morning.’ His recipes feature online for ‘Tesco Real food’ and in print for magazines such as ‘Delicious,’ and his first book ‘Chicken – The new classics’ is seen on many a kitchen bookshelf and he is Presenter/Host at all the ‘BBC Good Food Shows.’

Growing up in a foodie environment with Mum and Dad running pubs, it was inevitable Marcus would follow in their footsteps, although via the scenic route as he began his career as a pig farmer!

Since December 2012, Marcus with his wife and business partner Jenny and their young family have run ‘Brompton cookery school’ and farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. It’s part of the National Trust Attingham Park estate and attracts people from all over the country with its range of courses. Marcus and Jenny also run their successful catering business from Brompton, with weddings on location, and catering for dinner parties and events around the country.

Away from all things cooking, he likes gardening, enjoys keeping fit, is a keen runner and has run the London Marathon for both Motor Neurone Disease and NSPCC.