Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Chef Revelations – Daniel Clifford

25 February 2011 by
Chef Revelations – Daniel Clifford

What do you normally have for breakfast?
Branflakes

What was your best subject at school?
Truancy

What was your first job in catering?
I was the coat-hanging boy at the local pizza restaurant

What do you do to relax?
I don't, I have five kids

Which is your favourite restaurant?
The Star in Dunmow, Essex

Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Anchovies on pizzas

What is your favourite food/cuisine? Sunday roast, if I am not making it

Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
Margarine, because the first place I worked at used it to glaze the vegetables

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Ronald MacDonald as he has five stars and is very consistent

Which person in catering have you most admired?
Michel Bras

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Marco Pierre White

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you'd be now?
After my work experience in the kitchen I knew where I wanted to be

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

When and where was your last holiday?
In August in Holland with the kids

What irritates you most about the industry?
Tweezers

What's your favourite book?
White Heat by Marco Pierre White

What is your favourite prepared product?
Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire puddings

Who would be in your fantasy brigade? Glynn Purnell, Purnell's, on fish; Sat Bains, Restaurant Sat Bains, on larder; Tom Kerridge, Hand and Flowers, on sauce; Marc Veyrat, La Ferme de Mon Père, on garnish; Albert Adrià, El Bulli, on pastry

If you had more time, what would you do? I would fish more and spend more time with the kids

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking