The executive chef at Morblas Seafood and Grill, Hilton Glasgow on his likes, dislikes and secrets
What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
YTS apprentice chef with Stakis Hotels
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Fruit juice, a cereal bar and a multivitamin pill
What do you do to relax?
I like to play table tennis and spend time out with my family
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Ox & Finch in Glasgow
What is your favourite drink?
What is your favourite food?
Scottish langoustines and hand-dived scallops and American grain-fed beef
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
I'm not keen on saffron or liquorice
Which person in catering have you most admired?
All those who have started with nothing and risen to the top over many years
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
A top actor
What is your favourite prepared product?
Coleman's English mustard
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
Probably a joiner
Describe your ultimate nightmare
A large function for hundreds of guests where all the food is sent back as no one liked the menu
Tell us a secret…
I like condensed milk from a tin from the fridge
What irritates you most about the industry?
Promotion too soon
When did you last eat a hamburger?
At Burger Meets Bun in Glasgow a couple of months ago
What's your favourite film?
Chariots of Fire
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Daniel Day Lewis
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
Rene Redzepi, John Campbell, Gordon Ramsay and Simon Rogan