The chef-proprietor of the Oxford Blue in Windsor reveals his likes and dislikes
What was your best subject at school?
To be honest, none! I wasn't really the perfect student, but if I had to say one, it would be PE
What was your first job in catering?
Working as a commis/prep chef in a country hotel near Northampton called Fawsley Hall
What do you do to relax?
You could say I'm a little too obsessed with my job, as on my days off, when the pub is closed, I like to go into the kitchen and work on new ideas for dishes
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Everything is executed perfectly, making it practically flawless
What's your favourite hotel?
The Wheelhouse at the Star Inn at Harome
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Marco Pierre White. He showed me anything is possible when you have passion and drive
What is your favourite food?
Wild game, without a shadow of a doubt
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
My gran. She would always be there for me and remind me that "whatever happens, never give up on your goal"
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
An ice hockey player
Tell us a secret…
My nickname at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay was Sleepo, as I was never on time
What irritates you most about the industry?
It's very opinionated; everyone thinks they are a critic
What's your favourite film?
All the Rocky films
What's your favourite book?
Has to be White Heat
If you had more time, what would you do?
Start shooting, so I could hunt game