What was your best subject at school?
What do you do to relax?
I support Norwich City and play golf, but both are unsuccessful in relaxing me at the moment
What's your favourite restaurant? Viajante, London
What's your favourite hotel? The Grove, Hertfordshire
What's your favourite drink?
Gin and tonic
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Physalis, a pointless garnish
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Strawberries and poultry
What's your favourite book? Forager by Miles Irving
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Mum, for her relentless hard work over the past 25 years at the hotel
Describe your ultimate nightmare
Norwich City getting relegated, againâ¦
What is your favourite cuisine?
I like to eat the style that I cook, modern European, but I have a weakness for American barbecue
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take? A cold beer
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Heston Blumenthal for the incredible way he has built up his business and brand
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
My dog - I'm constantly jealous of her lazy days
What irritates you most about the industry?
Chefs walking out and then walking straight into another job
Who would play you in a film about your life? Buzz Lightyear
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Stephen Fry - smart, funny and a Norwich fan; Peter Kay - hilarious; Grant Achatz, for chef chat; my dad - we're a double act
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
Mark Poynton (Alimentum); Paul Foster (Tuddenham Mill); Russell Bateman (the Grove); Adam Simmonds; Ben Spalding; Murray Chapman (retired) - all great people for the bar afterwards as well
If you had more time, what would you do? Spend more time with my wife and two daughters, and play more golf