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Chef revelations – Tim Siadatan, chef-owner, Trullo, London

01 August 2014
Chef revelations – Tim Siadatan, chef-owner, Trullo, London

What was your best subject at school?
PE

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?
Marzipan

What's your favourite cuisine?
Italian

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?
Jamie Oliver

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Jordan Frieda

What daily newspaper/website do you read?
BBC Online

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
David Attenborough

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?
Foam

What's your favourite book? Lord of the Flies by William Golding

What is your favourite prepared product?
Salted anchovies

If you had more time, what would you do?
Travel this planet

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