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Revelations: Masaki Sugisaki, executive chef, Dinings SW3, London

21 August 2020
Revelations: Masaki Sugisaki, executive chef, Dinings SW3, London

What was your best subject at school?

Japanese

What was your first job?

I was a kitchen porter at my parent's restaurant when I was 15

What do you normally have for breakfast?

A lot of coffee!

What do you do to relax?

Wash my motorcycle

Which is your favourite restaurant?

Asador Etxebarri in Atxondo in the Basque country. They cook everything over the grill

What's your favourite hotel?

The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv

Which ingredient do you hate the most?

Sweet adzuki bean paste, or anko

What flavour combinations do you detest?

I don't detest it but I'm not good with the flavour of blue cheese. I just can't get used to it

What do you always carry with you?

A watch. I'm obsessed with timekeeping

How would you describe your desk?

Very organised and tidy at all times. Messy desks make me feel very uncomfortable

Which person in catering have you most admired?

Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu Matsuhisa
Nobu Matsuhisa

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?

A Josper oven

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

I would love to be a musician like Ryuichi Sakamoto

What daily newspaper/website do you read?

Monocle

Monocle
Monocle

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?

I wish I could be a potter

Tell us a secret...

I love junk food!

What's your favourite film?

Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence

If you had more time, what would you do?

I would make my own plates

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