James Knappett, head chef at Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table, London
What do you do to relax? Forage for menu inspiration at Kitchen Table
What do you normally have for breakfast? Yogurt with fruit
What's your favourite restaurant?
Per Se in New York
What's your favourite hotel?
Le Méridien, in Vienna
What's your favourite cuisine?
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Anything with Campari
What's your favourite drink?
A proper cup of English Breakfast tea
What do you always carry with you?
A Moleskin notebook and a Sharpie pen
Which person in catering have you most admired? Thomas Keller
What newspaper do you read?
Observer Food Monthly
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Describe your ultimate nightmare Having my tongue cut out
When and where was your last holiday?
Edinburgh during the Easter break
What irritates you most about the industry?
Young chefs who open restaurants and don't fully understand the trade yet
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now? Arsenal manager
What's your favourite film?
Who would play you in a film about your life? Jack Nicholson
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
Thomas Keller on the pass, Jonathan Benno (Lincoln Restaurant, New York), Alice Hall (pastry chef at 34, Mayfair), Junya Yamasaki (Koya, Soho), John Walton (No.6, Padstow), Russell Bateman (Colette's at the Grove) and Nick Streetbrown (Coast Restaurant & Bar, Hervey Bay)
What is your favourite prepared product? Hot-cross buns
If you had more time, what would you do?
Sleep, and then sleep some more