What was your first job?
Working in a pizza restaurant
What do you normally have for breakfast?
What do you do to relax?
Go for wine and tapas at Vinifera, a great little place in Jersey
What's your favourite hotel?
The Lanesborough in London – I've had a soft spot for it ever since I worked there
What is your favourite drink?
A crisp, cold glass of Riesling
What is your favourite cuisine?
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Coffee – just not for me, I'm afraid
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
Buckwheat – I'm allergic to it!
What do you always carry with you?
My Epipen – in case of accidental buckwheat
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Ferran Adrià. What he has done for the industry is massive. It changed everything – the way we look at food, create it and present it. Genius
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
My parents, they've always been very supportive and pushed me to do my best
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
A record player – life without music would be horrible
What daily newspaper/website do you read?
Sky Sports, to check up on Arsenal
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
A food critic or a food inspector – anything involving food really
When and where was your last holiday?
Vienna, last December, with my girlfriend and some friends for the Christmas markets. It was a great break
Tell us a secret...
I love sweets and snacks
What irritates you most about the industry?
No shows –whether that's customers or applicants for job interviews
When did you last eat a hamburger?
In January by the beach. It was a beautiful sunny winter's day, down at St Ouen's, arguably Jersey's best beach
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