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Chef revelations – Paul Tamburrini

19 October 2012
Chef revelations – Paul Tamburrini

What was your best subject at school? Accounts

What was your first job in catering? Apprentice commis chef at Rogano in Glasgow

What do you normally have for breakfast? Coffee

What do you do to relax? Spend time with my kids

What's your favourite restaurant? The Square

What's your favourite hotel? Gleneagles

What flavour combinations do you hate? Anything with blue cheese in it

What do you always carry with you? My iPhone

What is your favourite food/cuisine? Italian

What daily newspaper/website do you read? BBC News

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now? Doing something creative

Which people in catering have you most admired? Marco Pierre White and the Rouxs

What is your favourite drink? Budweiser

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take? Sky Sports

Where was your last holiday? Portugal

What irritates you most about the industry? The hours

What would be your last supper? Sunday roast with all the trimmings

Who would play you in a film about your life? Robert de Niro

If you had more time what would you do? Have more hobbies

Who would be in your fantasy brigade? Marco Pierre White on fish and meat; Albert Roux on pastry; Michel Bras on larder; Sergio Herman on the pass.

Paul Tamburrini, chef director, The Honours, Edinburgh

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