Bradley Cooper's cooking instructor thinks he's ''very good'' in the kitchen.

Acclaimed British chef Marcus Wareing, who helped the four-time Oscar nominee to prepare to play a troubled chef in his upcoming film 'Burnt,' admits he was amazed the actor was able to learn his techniques so quickly.

The two-Michelin-star holder said: ''He'd watch me dress a plate and copy it almost identically. I'd stand back and think, 'It's taken me all my life to get here and you just do it straight away!' He's very good.

''My team wrote all the recipes and menus and made sure it was represented the way a chef and a kitchen would have really worked.''

The 'Great British Menu' star also thinks ''Bradley will inspire young people to want to become chefs and work in this amazing industry''.

Bradley recently revealed he spent most of his life in the kitchen before becoming an actor.

The 40-year-old star said: ''I worked for most of my life as a cook. When I was 15, I was a busboy at a Greek restaurant and then I worked as a prep cook through college. My mother's side is Italian, so I grew up cooking all the time with my grandmother.

''Thank God the role was a chef, because I didn't have much time to prep. There's no stunt double. Everything in there I'm cooking.''