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Chef revelations: Sean Burbidge, head chef, Petrus, London

10 May 2013
Chef revelations: Sean Burbidge, head chef, Petrus, London

What was your best subject at school?
Maths

What do you normally have for breakfast? Crunchy Nut cornflakes and a cappuccino

What's your favourite restaurant? El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

What's your favourite hotel? Le Bristol, Paris

What's your favourite drink? Hendrick's and tonic

What's your favourite cuisine? French

Which person in catering have you most admired? Thomas Keller

What's your favourite film? Top Gun

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration? Gordon Ramsay

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Just David Attenborough

Which ingredient do you hate the most? Sea urchin

What would be your last supper? My mum's lasagne

If not yourself, who would you rather have been? Jonny Wilkinson

If you hadn't gone into catering, where do you think you'd be now? Working with animals

When did you last eat a hamburger? A couple of months ago at Bar Boulud

Tell us a secret… I am studying to get my WSET advanced Wine and Spirits award

What irritates you most about the industry? Everyone wants to be a celebrity

What flavour combinations do you detest? Cream in coffee

Who would play you in a film about your life? Nicolas Cage

What's your favourite book? Marco Pierre White's White Heat

Who would be in your fantasy brigade?

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