The head chef at the Beach House in Oxwich Beach, Gower, talks about his likes and dislikes
What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
Working in a caravan park kitchen, manning the microwaves
What was your first job in catering?
At the Lanesborough, Hyde Park
What do you normally have for breakfast?
A cup of tea
What do you do to relax?
Deer stalking and sea fishing
Which is your favourite restaurant?
What's your favourite hotel?
I still love Ynyshir Hall
What is your favourite drink?
Cup of tea
What is your favourite food?
I love all game: mallard, venison, grouse, you name it
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
Out of season produce and unethically farmed or non-British meat and fish. We need to support British farming - we have some of the best cattle and produce in the world.
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
English mustard and pre-packaged horseradish
How would you describe your desk?
A mayhem of scribbles of dishes on bits of random paper, a presentation box for a dessert idea I have, and a rifle scope
Which people in catering have you most admired?
Sat Bains, Daniel Clifford and Simon Rogan
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
What's your favourite book?
The French Laundry Cookbook - it provokes so much thought
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
My hunting kit. Just leave me there - I love the wilderness!
Tell us a secret…
What is your favourite prepared product?
Tesco Finest do a brilliant paella. That could be my secret, I guess.