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?
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?
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?
What is your favourite prepared product?
Black Bomber Cheddar