What was your best subject at school?
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?
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Per Se in New York
What’s your favourite hotel?
The Lanesborough, London
What is your favourite drink?
What is your favourite food?
I love all types of food
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Rosemary with anything
What do you always carry with you?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
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?
Who would play “you” in a film about your life?
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