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Revelations: Sunil Vaz, corporate chef, Caramel London

04 August 2018 by
Revelations: Sunil Vaz, corporate chef, Caramel London

What was your first job in catering?

In Dubai at the Hilton Creek

What do you normally have for breakfast?

I always start the day making pancakes for the family

What do you do to relax?

I love TV. The comedian Russell Peters makes me laugh and I enjoy watching an inexperienced chef on Hell's Kitchen

Which is your favourite restaurant?

Caramel, of course! I also love live music and I make sure I visit the Hard Rock Café in any new city I visit

What's your favourite hotel?

The Kurumba resort in the Maldives

What is your favourite drink?

I love to try different teas. But if I'm having the evening off, a mojito or a single malt Aberfeldy

What is your favourite cuisine?

Contemporary American. I love to reinvent ‘comfort food' classics with an upscale gourmet twist

Which ingredient do you hate the most?

Ready to use bouillon cubes

Which person in catering have you most admired?

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

My aunt, Mrs Luiza Pereira

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?

I would only need the sound of nature. But if I could pick the island, it would be Marinduque in the Philippines

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Could I be a pet? They seem to have the stress-free life we all wish we had

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?

A singer or a stage actor

Describe your ultimate nightmare?

I've dreamt about horror films that I've watched before bed and woken up my wife by screaming in my sleep. Waking up my wife from a deep sleep is my ultimate nightmare

Tell us a secret…

I'm a huge karaoke fan

What irritates you most about the industry?

Elaborate presentation with no delivery. I'm a real advocate for keeping plating simple

What's your favourite film?

I re-watch Gladiator on a regular basis

Who would play "you" in a film about your life

My daughter

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