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Revelations: Fraser Smith

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?

Cameron House, Loch Lomond – great location


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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