Anthony Worrall Thompson has been arrested for stealing from his local branch of Tesco.
The celebrity chef has been cautioned in relation to five incidents of shoplifting during a 16-day period.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "We arrested a man from High Wycombe following a report of shoplifting offences.
"He has been issued with a formal caution for these offences."
The incidents were caught on CCTV cameras monitoring the self-checkout area of the store, where customers scan the items themselves.
The 60-year-old culinary whizz had not scanned products such as cheese and wine, and instead placed them straight into his bag.
For a person to be cautioned they must admit the offence.
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