The head chef at Orso, Covent Garden, London, reveals his likes and dislikes
What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
Apprentice chef at the Queens Hotel in Eastbourne
What do you normally have for breakfast?
What do you do to relax?
I like eating, travel and photography
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Jimbocho Den in Tokyo
What's your favourite hotel?
Sher Bagh Hotel, India
What is your favourite drink?
What is your favourite food/cuisine?
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Seafood and vanilla
Which person in catering have you most admired?
What do you always carry?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
My first chef de partie I worked with as an apprentice.
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
A sharp knife
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Describe your ultimate nightmare
Coming back from holiday to find the company has closed (it happens!)
What irritates you most about the industry?
When did you last eat a hamburger?
What's your favourite book?
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?