What was your best subject at school?
Maths (I got a D in food technology!)
What was your first job in catering?
Commis chef at Hambleton Hall
What do you normally have for breakfast?
What do you do to relax? Mow the lawn and try to play golf
What's your favourite restaurant? Restaurant Sat Bains
What's your favourite hotel?
Nam Hai, Vietnam
What's your favourite cuisine?
Beautiful fresh seafood, simply cooked
If you hadn't gone into catering, where do you think you'd be now? A fuel truck driver and probably unfulfilled
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What flavour combinations do you detest? Strawberries with savoury dishes
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration? Jason Atherton
What daily newspaper/website do you read?
Twitter is my newspaper
What's your favourite film?
What was your first job?
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Tell us a secret…
I have 11 points on my driving licence
What irritates you most about the industry? Unprofessionalism
What's your favourite book?
Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold
What is your favourite prepared product? Heinz tomato ketchup
Who would be in your fantasy brigade? Larder - Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park; meat - Sat Bains, Restaurant Sat Bains; veg - Michel Bras, Bras; fish - Nathan Outlaw, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw; pastry - Peter Gilmore, Quay; pass - me