What was your best subject at school?
School wasn't for me
What was your first job?
What was your first job in catering?
Picking down rocket leaves at Locanda Locatelli
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Marmite on toast
What do you do to relax?
Listen to Magic Soul and drink Guinness
Which is your favourite restaurant?
The last memorable meal I had was at Ikoyi in St James's
What's your favourite hotel?
The Kinsterna hotel in the Peloponnese
What is your favourite food?
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Red amaranth – looks like roses, tastes like swamp
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Giorgio Locatelli; an encyclopaedia when it comes to food and its roots
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
My son, because then I'd have me for a dad
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
On a building site
What's your favourite book?
Fuzz One: A Bronx Childhood
What irritates you most about the industry?
It's good to take a compliment, but if you actually start believing that you're a genius/artist/rockstar, then you are deluded
When did you last eat a hamburger?
Two days ago from Fat Boy BBQ at the Coal Rooms in Peckham and it was the lick
What's your favourite film?
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?
Joe Pesci, that's my guy
What is your favourite prepared product?
Galletti Condimento Agrodolce
If you had more time, what would you do?
I really want to get a dirt bike!
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