What was your best subject at school?
What is your favourite drink?
A pint of ale
What was your first job in catering?
Happy Birthday singer, aged five
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Fruit, yogurt and granola
What's your favourite restaurant?
St John Bread & Wine, Spitalfields, London
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What's your favourite cuisine?
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
Bluefin tuna. There's not enough in the ocean, so leave them alone for as long as it takes.
How would you describe your desk?
Hot, sweaty, loud, frantic, fun, lots of pans
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
What daily newspaper/website do you read?
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
A pair of tongs
Describe your ultimate nightmare
Going on MasterChef
Where was your last holiday?
Kenya, last summer
What irritates you most about the industry?
What's your favourite book? Lord of the Flies by William Golding
What is your favourite prepared product?
If you had more time, what would you do?
Travel this planet