What was your first job in catering?
Commis chef at St Martins on the Isle with Kenny Atkinson
What's your favourite restaurant?
Montague Arms served up one of the best meals I've ever had last year
What's your favourite drink?
Hendrick's gin and tonic
What's your favourite food?
Which ingredient do you hate to cook with the most?
Green beans - what's the point?
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Venison with chocolate
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
When and where was your last holiday?
HerÁ¡lec in Czech Republic - my wife is from there and we have built a house there
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
If you hadn't gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
I looked into being a stonemason
Tell us a secret…
I used to do gymnastics as a young boy - I was ace!
Who would play you in a film about your life?
I've been told I look like a fat John Cusack
What's your favourite book?
The Square and the Essence cookbooks are great
What's your favourite prepared product?
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
Keith Floyd on veg, Pierre Koffmann on sauce, Rick Stein on fish, David Everitt-Matthias on pastry, Fanny Cradock on the pass
If you had more time, what would you do?
Spend more time with my beautiful wife