The director of culinary and purchasing at the One Group reveals his likes and dislikes
What was your first job?
I grew up in a pub, so I used to restock the bottle fridges and shelves for my dad
What was your first job in catering?
Which is your favourite restaurant?
What is your favourite food?
Asian food - Vietnamese food and street food from places such as Hong Kong
What's your favourite hotel?
Gritti Palace in Venice
How would you describe your desk?
It's too tidy - I hate it when things are out of place
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Raymond Blanc - Le Manoir is a wonderful place
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Marco Pierre White. When I worked for him it taught me about true attention to detail, which has stuck with me.
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
A Hollywood actor
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
I originally wanted to be a lawyer
What's your ultimate nightmare?
Turning up for service and there are no chefs - it happened once!
Tell us a secretâ¦
I'm a surfer
When did you last eat a hamburger?
About two weeks ago at Dirty Burger in Kentish Town
What's your favourite film?
Who would play you in a film about your life?
What's your favourite book?
McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture by Harold McGee
What is your favourite prepared product?
If you had more time, what would you do?
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