What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
Apprentice chef at the Ashford hotel in the Republic of Ireland
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Cereal – a bowl of Coco Pops does the job
What do you do to relax?
Rowing and running
Which is your favourite restaurant?
What’s your favourite hotel?
What is your favourite drink?
A classic Old Fashioned
What is your favourite cuisine?
I love all south-east Asian food
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Liquorice – I can’t stand it
What flavour combinations do you detest?
I’m open to trying different combinations as I think it helps when developing a new menu, like I did for No 5 Social
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
James ‘Jocky’ Petrie, currently group executive development chef at Gordon Ramsay, but I worked with him at the Fat Duck. He’s inspirational and a great chef
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
Our kitchen before we had our refurb. Now we’ve changed the layout, I don’t know how we worked in it before
When and where was your last holiday?
The Lake District a month ago. I love getting outside London to hike and be close to nature
What’s your favourite film?
Who would play “you” in a film about your life?
Tom Hardy, if I could pick anyone
What is your favourite prepared product?
Who would be in your “fantasy” brigade?
Heston Blumenthal, Anthony Bourdain, Thomas Keller and Ferran Adrià