The executive chef at the Grand Brighton, including GB1 restaurant, reveals his likes and dislikes
What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
A paper round and a milkman
What was your first job in catering?
Forest of Arden Hotel as a commis chef
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Weetabix, half a grapefruit and a multivitamin
What do you do to relax?
Take my Boxer dog, Sky, for a walk along the beach
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Chiltern Firehouse and Galvin at Windows are consistently good
What is your favourite drink?
Long Island iced tea
Which ingredients do you hate the most?
What is your favourite food/cuisine?
Sausage and mash, although I do love lobster from the south coast
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Pierre Koffmann. He was my inspiration from the start and one of the reasons I chose to pursue a career in catering
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Grandma White. She introduced me to cooking as a child. I still cook her recipes at home, like faggots, pies and puddings
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
What daily newspaper/website do you read?
The Daily Mail
What irritates you most about the industry?
What's your favourite film?
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
Raymond Blanc, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson and Nadiya Hussain
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