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Chef revelations: Rakesh Ravindran Nair

03 June 2016
Chef revelations: Rakesh Ravindran Nair

The head chef of the Cinnamon Club in London reveals his likes and dislikes

What was your best subject at school?


What was your first job?

Trainee chef

What do you normally have for breakfast?

Cereal and fruit on weekdays and a big Indian breakfast on Sundays

What do you do to relax?

Watch a movie or cricket, or read

Which is your favourite restaurant?

The Heron (other than Cinnamon Club, of course!)

What flavour combinations do you detest?

Vanilla-flavoured savouries

Which person in catering have you most admired?

Chef Raymond Blanc

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

My mother

Which ingredient do you hate the most?


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

A matchbox

What daily newspaper/website do you read?

The Metro

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Scott Kelly (the astronaut)

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


Where was your last holiday?

Kerala in India, April 2015

Tell us a secret…

I used to practise karate

What's your favourite film?

The Godfather

Who would play you in a film about your life?

Tom Hanks

What's your favourite book?

Gone With The Wind

What is your favourite prepared product?


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