I’ve just picked up on LBC that Marcus Wareing has received the chef gong in the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2009.
There’s next-to-nothing on Google other than a piece on the Sun website, but nevertheless this marks the end of an incredible year for Wareing in which he was, for the first time in many, many years, in charge of his own destiny following his parting from Gordon Ramsay Holdings and the launch of Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley.
Speaking to Caterer after the awards, Wareing said: “[It was] the perfect end to my first year at Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley. [I am] delighted and honoured.”
Other winners included Outstanding Achievement – Elvis Costello; International Man – Mickey Rourke; Alfred Dunhill Film-Maker – Guy Ritchie; Woman – Lily Allen; Band – Take That; Sportsman – Jenson Button; Solo Artist – Dizzee Rascal; and 2009 Catey Awards host comedian Michael McIntyre.