Mark Sargeant grew up in Kent, and has worked with Keith Podmore, David Pitchford, Peter Kromberg and Gordon Ramsey, amongst others. He has worked at many restaurants that consequently won Michelin stars, and instigated the opening of Ramsey's three pubs.
Throughout his 13 years with Gordon Ramsay, Mark was responsible for all of his media activities and co-authored his 12 books, wrote regular columns for the Times Magazine, Olive and BBC Good Food magazines, as well as assisting with the production of his television work both in the UK and abroad.
In June 2011 Mark Sargeant opened two restaurants in the coastal town of Folkestone in Kent. "Rocksalt" is the harbour-front restaurant and bar, while "The Smokehouse" is the fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, there are also four bijou "Rocksalt Rooms", fully equipped bedrooms. Mark is also food director to restaurant group Canteen.
His book, My Kind of Cooking, is published by Quercus.