Chef revelations: Andy Appleton

13 August 2015
Chef revelations: Andy Appleton

What was your best subject at school?

What was your first job?

Part-time in a pet shop

What was your first job in catering?

At the Smokehouse restaurant in Richmond

What do you normally have for breakfast?

Tea (builder's)

What do you do to relax?

Drink Guinness and read cookbooks

Which is your favourite restaurant?

Depends on my mood - in London it's Song Que, in Cornwall it's Nathan Outlaw

What's your favourite hotel?

In London, the Hoxton hotel

What is your favourite drink?

Guinness and red wine

Which ingredient do you hate the most?

Baby veg

Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with? If so, why?

A lot of foraged foods, as I don't like the taste, apart from seaweed

Tell us a secret…

I have a Haribo addiction

What do you always carry with you?

Car keys

How would you describe your desk?

The kitchen pass is my desk

Which person in catering have you most admired?

Keith Floyd

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

My dad

What daily website do you read?

Sky News

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?


If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

I'm quite happy being myself - or George Clooney

What irritates you most about the industry?

Low pay

When did you last eat a hamburger?

Last weekend - it was a chicken burger from MEATliquor

What's your favourite film?

Happy Gilmore

What's your favourite book?

I don't really read books, apart from cookbooks

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