What was your best subject at school?
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?
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?
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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