We caught up with Alexander Webb, head chef at Square 1 in Great Dunmow, Essex, ahead of his appearance on MasterChef: The Professionals.
What was your best subject at school?
It would have to be cooking
What was your first job?
In the restaurant where I am now head chef – I started as a pot wash
What do you normally have for breakfast?
If I am working, a double espresso
What do you do to relax?
I like to play Fifa with my friends online
What's your favourite hotel?
It has to be the London Edition hotel
What is your favourite drink?
What is your favourite food/cuisine?
I love Asian food and particularly sushi
What do you always carry with you?
I always bring my notebook with me, so if any good ideas or dishes come to mind I can write them down
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Steve Groves was a great help to me
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
Maybe salt, or an iPhone
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
A footballer or a gardener
When and where was your last holiday?
In Norfolk, I love it there
Tell us a secret...
I'm on MasterChef: The Professionals this year!
When did you last eat a hamburger?
I can't remember when, but I do know it was at Five Guys – they are so good
What's your favourite film?
Notting Hill is great. I know it's a TV show, but I also love Stranger Things on Netflix
MasterChef: The Professionals airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One.