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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?

Lunchtime

 

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?

Tofu

 

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

Gin

 

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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