Christophe Marleix, executive head chef, Folie, Soho, London
What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
A summer job as a kitchen porter to pay for my school studies
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Espresso and fresh juice
What do you do to relax?
Spend time with my wife and son
What's your favourite hotel?
Cour des Loges in Lyon
What is your favourite drink?
An Old Fashioned
What is your favourite cuisine?
French Riviera or Mediterranean
How would you describe your desk?
Covered with notes and books, as well as a printer and a coffee machine
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Philippe Marc at the Plaza Athénée hotel in Paris
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
The kitchen printer not working!
When and where was your last holiday?
Almost a year ago, skiing in the Alps
What irritates you most about the industry?
When did you last eat a hamburger?
Two months ago, at home
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?
Robert De Niro
What's your favourite book?
The Whole Fish by Josh Niland
Who would be in your "fantasy" brigade?
Anybody! As long as they have a great mentality
If you had more time, what would you do?
Open a food truck
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