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Chef revelations: John Williams, head chef, Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno

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Chef revelations: John Williams, head chef, Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno

What was your best subject at school?
Geography

What was your first job?
A kitchen job over the summer, working for my dad

What do you normally have for breakfast?
A cup of tea

What do you do to relax?
Drink tea

Which is your favourite restaurant?
Per Se in New York

What’s your favourite hotel?
The Lanesborough, London

What is your favourite drink?
Champagne

What is your favourite food?
I love all types of food

Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Rosemary

What flavour combinations do you detest?
Rosemary with anything

What do you always carry with you?
My wits

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
My dad

Which person in catering have you most admired?
Franco Taruschio [former co-owner of the Walnut Tree in Llanddewi Skirrid, Monmouthshire, for 30 years]

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
A good bottle of Champagne

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Neil Armstrong – nerves of steel!

Describe your ultimate nightmare?
Working with people who don’t care

When did you last eat a burger?
Last week, and it was homemade

What’s your favourite film?
Trading Places

Who would play “you” in a film about your life?
Jack Nicholson

What’s your favourite book?
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

What is your favourite prepared product?
A Mars bar

Who would be in your “fantasy” brigade?
Franco Taruschio, Raymond Blanc, Claude Bosi, Simon Hulstone and Will Holland

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