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Chef revelations: Chris Galvin, chef-owner, Galvin Restaurants

07 December 2012
Chef revelations: Chris Galvin, chef-owner, Galvin Restaurants

What was your best subject at school? Sport

What was your first job? Paperboy

What was your first job in catering? Pot wash

What do you do to relax? I'm learning to sail

What's your favourite restaurant? L'Oustau de Baumaniere, France

What's your favourite hotel? Le Bristol, Paris

What do you normally have for breakfast? Cereal and fruit juice

What's your favourite drink? Negroni

Which ingredient do you hate the most?

How would you describe your desk? Reasonably tidy

What's your favourite cuisine? Italian

Who in catering have you most admired? The Roux family

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration? Sir Terence Conran

What daily newspaper/website do you read? The London Evening Standard

Describe your ultimate nightmare An empty restaurant

What irritates you most about the industry? The Government not listening to the industry

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now? A Formula 1 mechanic

Who would play you in a film about your life? Jack Nicholson

What would be your last supper? Roast chicken

Who would be in your fantasy brigade? Paul Bocuse, Michel Bras, Jean and Pierre Troisgros, and Michel Guérard

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