What was your first job in catering?
KP at a small pub in Foxfield
What do you normally have for breakfast?
A large takeaway Costa latte
What do you do torelax?
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Dried sultanas in curries - just wrong
What is your favourite food?
Good old rustic pub grub
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
My fishing kit
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
I turned down jobs as a fireman and an electrician to be a chef
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
Being stuck on a team building exercise with over-enthusiastic people, earth mums and Peter Barlow from Coronation Street
Tell us a secret…
Around 20 years ago my mate took a good stuffing for rolling a car wheel down a fellside. The wheel hit a rock and went straight through his dad's Defender window. That was me, sorry!
What irritates you most about the industry?
Young chefs who do nothing but stage, then say "I have worked there" and expect to be a junior sous straight away
What's your favourite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
What's your favourite film?
Watership Down - I was genuinely gutted when it wasn't on last Boxing Day
If you had more time, what would you do?
I would spend more time with my wife and daughter - two days isn't enough
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