Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a 58-year-old English food writer, celebrity cook, and Journalist. He is best known as the host of the Television series River Cottage.
The English Chef has already appeared in various TV series and also published a couple of books like; A Cook on the wild side, Soup Kitchen, and many more recipe literature.
The English Chef won the ‘Cook of the Year James Beard Award. In this article, we are going to learn more about his career, income, and personal life, including his wife, Marie Derome, and their children.
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s marriage with his wife, Marie Derome.
The British writer and his wife, Marie, got married back in 2001. They likely met sometime in the 90s and dated for a few years before taking the next step.
Now, the couple has four children. It is sad to say that there is no further information on Marie Derome.
The happy couple and their children are living a comfortable life in East Devon.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and their wife, Marie Derome has four children: Chloe (21 years), Freddy, Oscar (18 years), and Louisa (7 years old). Hugh and Marie adopted Chloe after her birth mother, Kate Peyton, passed away.
Marie likes to keep her life with her children as private as possible, for there is no information about them online.
They have a magnificent and elegant mansion in West Dorset, which has four cottages. What a posh home! They are enjoying the benefits of the Chef’s successful career.
Marie Derome Wikipedia biography.
Marie Derome is famously known to be the wife of the renowned British Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Hugh chose to keep his marriage life private.
She must have been so lucky to have been married to a fantastic Chef and author.
In his early life, Marie’s husband, Hugh, attended St.Peter’s College, then Oxford. He got to study Philosophy and Psychology.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Net Worth.
Looking at his career history, the number of shows he has been in, the number of books he has written, and the number of restaurants he has, one can easily believe chef Hugh Fearnley is among the top 5% of wealthy people in the world. As of 2023, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s net worth is $5 million.
In 2017, his assets from River Cottage were £3.3 million, and the assets could have increased by now. His income mainly comes from the chains of restaurants he owns.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Restaurants and its locations.
The famous English Chef has five restaurants all over the United Kingdom. All of them are part of the River Cottage Chain. The Restaurants are located in Bristol, Whipsnade Zoo, Winchester, Axminster, and HMS BELFAST.
TV shows and career development.
The veteran cook has appeared in many TV series. His first cooking show was in 1999, ‘Escape to River Cottage.’
We could say that his career in TV was a success and that he loved being on TV.
Other cooking shows he appeared in are; cooking on the wild side, river cottage spring, river cottage road trip, etc.
River cottage spring is one of his TV shows. It was first released on 24th May 2008 and had four episodes. The show was about Chef Hugh teaching in River Cottage- a school about harvesting crops, cooking organic food, and so forth.
In 2005, he was a guest in ‘The F Word’ in the last episode of the series. Five years later, he appeared in a music show, never mind the Buzzcocks, in 2008.
The 58-year-old Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been in the cooking industry for years now. So, it is safe to say that he has been gaining millions for years.
All through his life, the famous British native has had the opportunity to try out a few careers. These include being a renowned chef, food writer, restaurant owner, and TV personality.
Apart from Chef Hugh being an amazing, devoted cook, he is also the author of plenty of cookbooks. In 1994, he published his first book: Cuisine Bon Marche.
Some of the cookbooks that he wrote include; the river cottage fish book (2007), river cottage year, river cottage meat book (2004), and River cottage every day, which is the last book that he published (2011).
The English television personality also wrote articles for the ‘Observer’ and the ‘Guardian’ back in 2001. Later on, he published some of his short articles, ‘Hugh fearlessly eats it all’ in 2006.
British Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall decided to do the 5-2 diet challenge (fast diet) back in January 2013. He admitted to having eaten a whole lot of food during the Christmas season.
So when he did the fast diet challenge, surprisingly, he lost eight pounds in seven days. He also said that intermittent fasting helped him lose a few pounds.
Top five famous recipes.
Here is the list of Chef Hugh’s top recipes:
- River cottage soda bread-cider with Rosie
- Chef Hugh’s River Cottage corned beef
- River cottage vegetable and macaroni peas
- The River Cottage Light and easy
- Vanilla custard
Social Media Profiles and Activities.
The popular TV host, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, has various social media accounts. Being as famous as he is, we could say that he has a considerable amount of followers.
In Twitter, he goes by HughFW and has a total of 132.4ks followers. He is a nature lover. His last post was of flowers.
His Instagram account is more like a work account. The Chef’s account is @hughfearnleywhittingstall. We, however, have no idea of who could be handling the account.
Are we in the pink today? Or are we hitting a purple patch? You decide! Here are Red Dead Nettles; Thyme-leaved Speedwell; Red Clover; and Common Vetch. Tomorrow it’s a half ton up. pic.twitter.com/p52Vh7ugGO
— Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (@HughFW) April 24, 2020
|Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall
|58 years old
|Date of Birth
|14th January 1965
|Place of Birth
|Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
|Food Writer, Celebrity Chef, Journalist
|Jane and Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British Celebrity Chef, Journalist, and Food Writer. He was born on 14th January 1965 in Hampstead, London, to Jane and Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Chef Hugh comes from a family with a very long, sir name. Chef Hugh is one of the most Successful Chefs in England. He looks very healthy and strong for a 58-year-old man. Let’s hope he stays healthy.