Brian Turner Biography, Net Worth, Wikipedia, Age, Wife, Daughter, Children, Son


Brian Turner is a Michelin-starred British chef who has appeared on many cooking shows including BBC2’s Ready Steady Cook, Saturday Kitchen and many more.

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Turner is one of Britain’s best-known faces in the culinary industry. He is a celebrity chef who has found success both as a chef and as a television host.


Brian Turner Biography

Brian James Turner (born 7 May 1946) is a London-based British chef, writer and television personality. He has appeared as a cook on BBC2’s Ready Steady Cook since 1994, has appeared numerous times on Saturday Kitchen and has also presented various other cooking shows.


Turner was born in Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire. Early in his career, his mentor was food writer and broadcaster Michael Smith. Turner trained at various hotels and restaurants, including Simpson’s on the Strand and the Savoy Grill, both under Richard Shepherd. Turner then went to the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, returned to Britain to work at Claridge’s and then in 1971 at the Capital Hotel where Turner and Richard Shepherd both won a Michelin star. In early 1973 he took time off to work as a Chef Lecturer. Turner then took over as Chef de Cuisine in 1975 after Shepherd left, going on to launch the Greenhouse Restaurant and Metro Wine Bar. Chefs who worked with Turner at the Capital included Gary Rhodes and Shaun Hill.

In 1986 Turner opened his own restaurant, Turner’s, in Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London. He ran this until 2001, when it was sold. In February 2002, Brian Turner’s Restaurant opened at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Birmingham’s NEC, and in April 2003 he opened Brian Turner Mayfair at London’s Millennium Hotel. January 2005 saw the launch of Turner’s Grill at the Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor. Brian Turner Mayfair closed at the end of July 2008, to be replaced by an Italian restaurant unrelated to Turner.

In 2003 he invented the Brian Turner – S & C, which is a sandwich.

Turner currently works as a consulting chef at a South African restaurant and wine bar called Vivat Bacchus.

Turner worked for many years as resident chef on Granada Television’s This Morning. He was a regular guest chef on BBC2’s Ready Steady Cook, which he joined in 1994, as well as presenting other cooking shows, including his own BBC series “Anything You Can Cook”. Lately, Turner has appeared on UKTV’s Perfect, BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, A Taste Of Britain with Janet Street-Porter (2014), Life On A Plate (2015) and ITV’s James Martin’s Saturday Morning (2021). Turner has also appeared on the Daily Cooks Challenge, where two cooks prepare different dishes for a celebrity guest. He appeared on Dictionary Corner on Countdown in May 2019. Brian returned to television as a guest chef on James Martin’s Saturday Morning Show on January 14, 2023.

Brian Turner Award

In 1997, Turner received the Craft Guild of Chef Special Award for Achievement within the Industry along with The Caterer Catey Award for “Chef of the Year” and the “Wedgwood Award” for Outstanding Service to the Hospitality Industry.

Turner has been the President of the Academy of Culinary Arts for nine years and is the Chairman of the UK Hospitality Skills Board. He has also been awarded an Honorary Professorship from Thames Valley University due to his work and commitment to the London School of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure and catering education in general.

On 15 June 2002, Turner was awarded a CBE for services to tourism and catering industry training in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

In 2006, Turner received an Honorary Doctorate from Leeds Metropolitan University for his services in Hospitality and Catering. He is an alumnus of the Leeds School of Food Technology, a predecessor school of Leeds Metropolitan University.

In 2008 Turner received an Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University for his catering services.

Brian Turner’s Wife: Who is Denise Parker?

Brian Turner is married and his wife is Denise Parker.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any information about his wife on the web. The chef himself has shared little information about his partner.

Children of Brian Turner (daughter and son)

Brian Turner and his wife, Denise, have two children.

Unfortunately, we do not have any information about his family. There is also no information about them available on the web.

We hope to update more information as soon as possible.

Brian Turner has an estimate net worth of $14 million.

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