What was your best subject at school?
Design and technology. History was my favourite, though
What was your first job?
Washing hair and sweeping up in a hair salon. Epic!
What was your first job in catering?
Working on the bar food in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool
What do you do to relax?
I tend to eat and cook a lot. It keeps me sane
Which is your favourite restaurant?
The Marram Grass, obviously. I love the Art School too, it feels like a second home
What’s your favourite hotel?
Chewton Glen, but I’m more of a camper
What is your favourite drink?
What is your favourite food?
You can’t beat a pan of scouse
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
I hate foraged foods just for the sake of it. There tends to be a reason things went out of use
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Barbecue sauce on a pizza
How would you describe your desk?
Which person in catering have you most admired?
I love Jamie Oliver! His books got me cooking
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Marcus Wareing. I ate at Pétrus when I was 16 and that was when I was first introduced into this world!
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
I used to have an actual nightmare where I’d be cooking and cooking and I couldn’t get the food out of the kitchen
Where was your last holiday?
Padstow Touring Park in the motorhome
What irritates you most about the industry?
People who work in the industry and complain about it. If you don’t like it, leave. No one is making you
What is your favourite prepared product?
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
One of my brothers