The chef-patron of Tredwell's and group operations director of Marcus Wareing Restaurants reveals her likes and dislikes
What was your first job?
Sorting cherries and stone fruit at my uncle's orchard in New Zealand
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Eggs and greens
What do you do to relax?
Sleep! And read books
Which is your favourite restaurant?
My best meal ever was at Alinea, but it's too difficult to pick
What's your favourite hotel?
What is your favourite drink?
Gin and tonic or white burgundy
What is your favourite cuisine?
I love the freshness of Vietnamese cuisine and the simple elegance of Italian cuisine
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
Vintage Champagne and ice
What daily newspaper/website do you read?
Financial Times, The Caterer and Twitter
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
I'm pretty happy being me and feel I have loads more I want to achieve
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
I'd be a lawyer (what I trained to do), or a pilot, as that was another of my dreams
Describe your ultimate nightmare
Messy, dirty, aggressive kitchens
Tell us a secret…
I had to teach Bradley Cooper how to cook a piece of sea bass for the movie Burnt
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Amy Schumer; she is awesome