What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job in catering?
Collecting glasses at a local pub in Hampshire
What do you normally have for breakfast?
What do you do to relax?
Spend time with my wife and two boys
Which is your favourite restaurant?
My most memorable meal was at Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, but there are too many great restaurants to pick just one
What's your favourite hotel?
What is your favourite drink?
Dark and Stormy
What is your favourite food?
Shellfish, especially hand-dived scallops - there's nothing else like them!
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Are there any ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
I really dislike tinned vegetables
What do you always carry with you?
A picture of my family
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Marc Wilkinson of Restaurant Fraiche in Birkenhead. A truly passionate and dedicated chef
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Ian Pitt, my college lecturer. He showed me the way
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
A carpenter like my grandfather or a mechanic like my dad
When did you last eat a hamburger?
Five Guys, a few months ago, with my two sons
What is your favourite prepared product?
Nardin smoked anchovies
Who would be in your fantasy brigade?
GSF, Pierre, Rossy and big Raymond. Those who know, know
Describe your ultimate nightmare
Not being able to cook