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Chef revelations – Nuno Mendes, chef proprietor, Viajante

01 March 2013
Chef revelations – Nuno Mendes, chef proprietor, Viajante

What was your best subject at school?
Philosophy

What do you normally have for breakfast?
Red berry Special K with soy milk and mixed berries

What was your first job in catering?
Woodwards garden in SF

What do you do to relax?
Read and watch movies

What's your favourite restaurant?
Noma, Copenhagen

What's your favourite hotel?
New Majestic in Singapore

What's your favourite cuisine?
Japanese

What's your favourite drink? Old Fashioned

Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with? I'm open to try anything as long as it is good quality

Which person in catering have you most admired? Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz

What would be your last supper? Something Japanese

Which ingredient do you hate the most? Bananas

If not yourself, who would you rather have been? A Formula 1 driver

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you'd be now? A marine biologist

Tell us a secret… I love salt and vinegar crisps

What irritates you most about the industry? Arrogant chefs

What's your favourite film? Blade Runner

What's your favourite book? South of the Border, West of the Sun

What is your favourite prepared food product? Instant Korean Ramen

What's your favourite music? Punk rock

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