Revelations: Fraser Smith

07 August 2015
Revelations: Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith, head chef, Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh

What was your best subject at school?


What was your first job?

Newspaper round, when I was 13

What do you normally have for breakfast?

I don't eat breakfast unless I have a day off

What is your favourite drink?

My boss's large GnT

What was your first job in catering?

Kitchen porter when I was 14, on £1.60 per hour

Which is your favourite restaurant?

Aizle, Edinburgh

What's your favourite hotel?

What flavour combinations do you detest?

Chocolate and mint - it's definitely not my favourite ice-cream

How would you describe your desk?

My desk is my kitchen, 14 hours a day

What's your favourite film?

City of God

Which ingredient do you hate the most?


Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?


What daily website do you read?

Sky Sport News, at least three times a day

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?

Still delivering newspapers

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

Ian McNaught, my head chef when I was 16 at Roman Camp hotel

Your ultimate nightmare?

All my cooking equipment breaking down mid-service… again!

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Alan Shearer

What irritates you most about the industry?

How the hours dictate your lifestyle

When did you last eat a hamburger?

Last Friday at Burger Meats Bun

What's your favourite book?

The Beano

What is your favourite prepared product?

Black Bomber Cheddar

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