What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
I worked at my uncle's brasserie in Strasbourg when I was 15. He didn't pay me
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Something different every day
What do you do to relax?
I have a house in the country, in Waccabuc, about an hour from New York, where I go and do nothing
What is your favourite restaurant?
Marea in New York
What is your favourite hotel?
Amandari resort in Bali
What is your favourite drink?
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
Zoo food - anything you see in the zoo I refuse to cook
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
I would be a designer or architect
What do you always carry with you?
How would you describe your desk?
On top, super tidy. In the drawer, the biggest mess you've ever seen
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Party planner Colin Cowie - he organises the best parties
What daily newspaper/website do you read?
The New York Times
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
A big can of caviar. I'd have a spoonful every day
Where was your last holiday?
St Barts, where I have a holiday house
Tell us a secret…
Every night I eat a piece of chocolate after I have brushed my teeth. I fall asleep with it in my mouth
What's your favourite film?
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Robert De Niro
What's your favourite music?
I enjoy silence
What is your favourite prepared food product?
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
I would get two chefs each from China, Japan, Italy, France, Spain and Africa - a UN kitchen. You would not have to travel and could eat something different every day