The head chef at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe in London reveals his likes and pet hates
What was your first job?
Washing up in a local pub
What was your first job in catering?
Kitchen porter and salad tosser
What do you do to relax?
I'm afraid my 14-month-old daughter doesn't let me!
What is your favourite drink?
Bottle of Tiger or a whisky sour or both
What is your favourite food?
Black-pepper crab with brioche dumplings
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What flavour combinations do you detest?
None really, but I do hate food that's underseasoned
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
What daily newspaper do you read?
The Metro and Vice Munchies
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
A lottery winner
Describe your ultimate nightmare
Doing a job I hated
When and where was your last holiday?
I've had time off, but my last holiday was before my daughter was born
What irritates you most about the industry?
Staff giving poor excuses when they disappear in the middle of the night
What is your favourite prepared product?
When did you last eat a hamburger?
A few weeks ago
What's your favourite film?
The Empire Strikes Back
What's your favourite book?
Lord of the Rings. I read it when I was a kid and it took me nearly a year
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
Alain Passard on the pass, Anthony Demetre on meat, Stephane Jego on fish, Petter Nisson on garnish, Chris and Jeff Galvin on larder and Janice Wong on pastry