Valentine Warner (born 1972) is a British chef best known for hosting What to Eat Now, a cookery programme based on his book of the same name, since September 2008.
Warner grew up on a farm in Dorset, learning to fish, shoot and cook from a young age. He studied an art foundation course in Bath before heading to London to study as a portrait painter at the Byam Shaw School of Art.
He enjoyed a 'reasonably successful' career as a painter, but, at 23,couldn't resist the call of the kitchen and decided to focus his time on cooking instead of painting - working in various kitchens, such as at St John in London, and alongside various chefs, including Alastair Little.
Valentine then set up his own catering business, cooking private dinners for clients including Yves Saint-Laurent and Gucci, before selling out to his business partner.
A year of fishing in Mexico and Central America followed, during which time he 'fell in love' with Mexico's cuisine, inspiring him to co-launch Taqueria, a Mexican-style restaurant in Notting Hill, when he returned to London.
Valentine starred in the second series of the BBC Two programme, What To Eat Now, in summer 2009. His second book, What To Eat Now More Please: Spring and Summer, was published in spring 2009.