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Chef Revelations – Tom Kerridge

16 December 2010 by
Chef Revelations – Tom Kerridge

What was your best subject at school?
Drama

What do you normally have for breakfast?
Black coffee

What is your favourite restaurant?
L'Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria

What is your favourite hotel?
Royal Suites at the Elysium Cyprus

What was your first job?
Sticking up skittles

What was your first job in catering?
Commis chef at Calcot Manor, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

What is your favourite drink?
Too many to mention

What is your favourite food/cuisine?
French/British

Which ingredient do you hate the most? Yellow peppers !](https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/1eoGDSxRdWXlzY465OsE)
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with? L'ortolan What flavour combinations do you detest? Gorgonzola and chocolate (El Bulli 2006) ![](https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/M5qRl6txTEuYkVRgphrj)What do you do to relax? Watch Marlow FC Who has given you the greatest inspiration? Jon Bentham Who in catering have you most admired? Marco Pierre White ![](https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/jZtsEJEWQqehyDbuXw6C)Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take? An iPod and some gin What daily newspaper/website do you read? *The Independent* If not yourself, who would you rather have been? Baloo the bear If you had not gone into catering, where would you be now? Reaching the end of my premiership football career ![What is your favourite prepared product? Colman's English Mustard Describe your ultimate nightmare Waking up and finding that bacon doesn't exist Name your fantasy brigade Simon Rogan on larder; Nathan Outlaw on fish; Daniel Clifford on meat; Sat Bains on garnish; Claude Bosi on pastry If you had more time, what would you do? Spend more time with my wife and the dogs
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