What was your first job?
My first job was at 14, working in a small butcher's shop. I used to work every Saturday for the most incredible butcher – rare breed meats, award-winning sausages and loads of fresh game
What was your first job in catering?
The Mitre hotel in Hampton Court
What do you normally have for breakfast?
It is always overnight oats with some berries – quick, easy and healthy
What do you do to relax?
Spend time outdoors with my wife and children
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Smokestak in Shoreditch – the most amazing slow-smoked meats, cocktails and sticky toffee pudding
What's your favourite hotel?
Whatley Manor in Wiltshire.
What is your favourite drink?
What is your favourite food/cuisine?
At the moment I absolutely love Vietnamese cuisine, especially Pho
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Okra – can't stand the slimy texture
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Ham and pineapple – it should be illegal
What do you always carry with you?
The only thing I always have with me is my phone
How would you describe your desk?
Minimalistic organised chaos
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
Going for a flight in a helicopter
When and where was your last holiday?
The Jurassic Coast, summer 2020
What irritates you most about the industry?
Chefs rushing to become head chefs as quickly as possible.
What's your favourite film?
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?
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