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Revelations: Callum Graham, head chef, Bohemia, Jersey

02 October 2020
Revelations: Callum Graham, head chef, Bohemia, Jersey

What was your first job?

Working in a pizza restaurant

What do you normally have for breakfast?

A yogurt

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?

Thai

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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