The head chef of the Hour Glass, South Kensington, London, reveals his likes and dislikes
What was your best subject at school?
I only ever wanted to be a chef so school never interested me
What was your first job?
Brown's Hotel Restaurant 1837, as an unpaid apprentice
What do you normally have for breakfast?
A bacon and egg roll is always a winner
What's your favourite restaurant?
Eleven Madison Park in New York
What's your favourite hotel?
The Langham hotel
What's your favourite drink?
A whiskey sour
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Smoked cod's roe
What flavour combinations do you detest?
It's a strange one, but chocolate and orange is not my favourite combination
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Do you have a favourite food?
Mac ‘n' cheese and fried chicken
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
When and where was your last holiday?
New York in March for a week
When did you last eat a hamburger?
I had an amazing hamburger the other day at the Hour Glass!
Tell us a secret…
I was an Arsenal mascot as a kid and walked out with the FA cup
What's your favourite film?
Star Wars - which man wouldn't want to be a Jedi and have a lightsabre?
Who would play you in a film about your life?
A young Ray Winstone
What's your favourite prepared product?
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
Andrew Turner, Tony Joseph, Elisha Carter, Daniel Valentine, Jimmy Holm. Or everyone I've ever worked with