Chef revelations: Robert Homer

03 February 2017 by
Chef revelations: Robert Homer

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?

Andrew Turner

Do you have a favourite food?

Mac ‘n' cheese and fried chicken

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Hugh Hefner

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?

Peanut butter

Who would be in your fantasy brigade?

Andrew Turner, Tony Joseph, Elisha Carter, Daniel Valentine, Jimmy Holm. Or everyone I've ever worked with

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