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Chef Revelations – Nigel Boschetti

01 July 2011
Chef Revelations – Nigel Boschetti

What was your best subject at school? Biology

What was your first job? Washing up in a fish and chip restaurant

What was your first job in catering? Apprentice chef at the Carlton Tower

What do you normally have for breakfast? Bran flakes

What do you do to relax? Spend time with family and friends

What is your favourite restaurant? JW Steakhouse

What is your favourite hotel? Birkenhead House, Hermanus, South Africa

What is your favourite drink? Rioja

What is your favourite food/cuisine? Seafood/Italian

Which ingredient do you hate the most? Cottage cheese

What do you always carry with you? My music

Which person in catering have you most admired? Anton Mosimann

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration? Peter Kromberg

What daily newspaper/website do you read? Sky news website

What is your favourite prepared food product? Branston Pickle

If not yourself, who would you rather have been? No one; I'm happy being me

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you'd be now? Probably a mechanic, but I would have hated it

Who would play you in a film about your life? Brad Pitt

Describe your ultimate nightmare Menus on the table for a large event being different to the menu we have prepared

What irritates you most about the industry? Pretentious people

What's your favourite music? The Stone Roses

Who'd be in your fantasy brigade? Mark Bannon - Langham, Hong Kong; Jean-Georges Vongerichten - New York; Claire Clark; Adam Newell - Zibibo, New Zealand

If you had more time, what would you do? Travel the world

Nigel Boschetti is executive chef of Grosvenor House, London

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