Wareing: 'Movie kitchen was better than the real thing'

Marcus Wareing has spoken of his role advising Hollywood’s A-list on what it takes to work behind the pass for a new chef movie — and revealed the kitchen built for the film was as good as any you’d find in a top restaurant!

The Michelin-starred chef was a consultant on a movie starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller which finished shooting in London last week.

Cooper is understood to play a head chef who is striving for perfection, with Miller serving as his sous chef. Uma Thurman and Emma Thompson also star in the production.

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The pair received lessons at Wareing’s own restaurant at the Berkeley hotel before the first scenes were shot.

And he told the Evening Standard the kitchen built at Ealing Studios specifically for the film was superior to that in his own two-Michelin star restaurant.

“I would’ve picked that kitchen up and put it anywhere — it was amazing,” he said. “It was the real deal — you could’ve served a restaurant out of it.”

It is not known if the film kitchen was put together by a UK catering equipment or created by set builders working for the production company.

Waring also revealed that both Cooper and Miller ate at the chef’s table in his restaurant to watch the kitchen and prepare for their parts.

“Sienna was the one who was doing a lot more cooking. She had to learn skills like filleting and butchering, whereas Bradley was playing the head chef role on the pass. The skill of Bradley as an actor was incredible, his attention in watching what I’d do, watching what I said, then just doing it. I was like, wow — I’ve been trying to get chefs to do that for years.”

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