What was your first job?
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Double espresso and honey oatmeal with berries or banana
What do you do to relax?
I love photography, travel and golf, and I am looking at taking some drawing classes
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Koffmann's at the Berkeley, London
What's your favourite hotel?
The Viceroy in California
What is your favourite cuisine?
Thai street food
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What daily newspaper do you read?
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Paul Bocuse - I met him a couple of times and I am amazed by his personality and what he has done
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Travel photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand
If you hadn't gone into catering, what do you think you'd be now?
I'd either be an architect or an interior designer
What's your favourite drink?
I love single malt whisky, but I drink wine most often
When and where was your last holiday?
The Florida Keys and Miami in January this year
What irritates you most about the industry?
Customers trying to get freebies
What's your favourite film?
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Jean Dujardin - I am often told we look alike
What is your favourite prepared product?
Laughing Cow cheese