Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White drops into his favourite Grimsby smokehouse

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 30 Nov 2018

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White dropped into Grimsby to meet the local fish smoker he buys from.

He visited the Alfred Enderby premises in the town pn Wednesday (November 28).

The company has posted pictures from the visit on Facebook, saying: "The wonderful Marco Pierre White came to our smoke house today in Grimsby with Nick Taplin.

"Marco insists on Alfred Enderby smoked haddock, and adores our smoked salmon, seen here with owner, Patrick Salmon, a good day!"

He later went on to Hull, where he spent the evening at his restaurant at The DoubleTree Hilton in Ferensway, where he met and spoke with diners.

Celebrity Chef Marco Pierre White visited Alfred Enderby's smoke house in Grimsby, where he buys his smoked fish from. He is pictured with owner Patrick Salmon (Image: Facebook/Alfred Enderby)

The 56-year-old is no stranger to the north, with his roots firmly in Leeds, but made his name around the world by becoming the youngest chef ever to be awarded three Michelin stars.

“I orchestrated the Michelin stars, but they were won by the incredible team I had behind me”, said Marco.

Alfred Enderby’s Traditionally Smoked Salmon also has a three-star accolade after securing a spectacular rating in the 2018 Great Taste Awards in August.

The Grimsby premium dish is flying the flag and leading the pack when it comes to quality and provenance in the Humber region according to the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of what is billed as 'The Oscars of fine food and drink'.

Patrick Salmon, owner of Grimsby smoked fish firm Alfred Enderby, shows celebrity chef Marco Pierre White his produce (Image: GrimsbyLive)

The high profile billing puts it in the top three per cent nationwide in the 'epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize'.

And Enderby's Traditionally Smoked Haddock has also netted a two star rating in the awards, making it a phenomenal first time double for the docks-based business, taken on by Mr Salmon in December 2016 from the retiring son of Alfred, Richard Enderby.

When taking the helm, the loyal customer and former equity partner in Grimsby payment processor Cardsave vowed to build on a "brilliant brand," and with a first retail listing into Lincolnshire Co-op and now such an esteemed national accolade, he has stayed true to his words.

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