What was your best subject at school?
I really enjoyed history
What was your first job?
I was a bellman in a local hotel
What was your first job in catering?
At the age of 19, I left school to do a professional apprenticeship in a pastry shop in Burgundy, France
What do you do to relax?
Hill walking and climbing
What do you normally have for breakfast?
French baguette, cheese and coffee
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Pierre Hermé and Antonio Bachour
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
My mother has been my biggest influence in becoming a chef. She is an incredible cook, and I learned from a very young age about ingredients, tasting and baking
What is your favourite drink?
What is your favourite cuisine?
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
Can I have three? Chocolate (of course), cheese (I am French, after all) and almonds
What daily newspaper/ website do you read?
I use social media to catch up with news and events
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
When and where was your last holiday?
Two years ago in Vietnam
What's your favourite film?
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
What is your favourite prepared product?
If you had more time, what would you do?
I would travel more