Chef revelations: Michael Wignall

29 March 2013
Chef revelations: Michael Wignall

What was your best subject at school?
Art

What was your first job?
Milk round and paper round

What was your first job in catering? KP while at school

What do you normally have for breakfast?
Shreddies with banana, yogurt, espresso, Berocca

What do you do to relax?
Snowboard in winter, wakeboard in summer, bike all year

Which is your favourite restaurant?
Can Roca

What's your favourite hotel?
The Ritz Paris

What is your favourite drink?
Vintage Champagne

What is your favourite food/cuisine?
Japanese

Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Okra

What flavour combinations to do you detest?
Quince paste and cheese

What do you always carry with you?
Pen and paper

How would you describe your desk?
I don't have one

Which person in catering have you most admired?
Pierre Gagnaire

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Marco on take six cooks

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
MasterCraft X-Star and a female driver

What would be your last supper?
Blowfish (fugu)

What daily newspaper/website do you read?
The Times and BBC world news

If not yourself, who would you rather have been? Shaun White

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
A warmer place

Describe your ultimate nightmare?
Working on an American cruise ship

When and where was your last holiday?

Tell us a secret…
I'm not the best at attending HOD meetings

What irritates you most about the industry? The lack of quality coming into the industry

When did you last eat a hamburger?
Last year in America

What's your favourite film?
Midnight Express

Who would play you in a film about your life?
Willem Dafoe

What's your favourite music?
Ryuichi Sakamoto

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