What was your first job?
A helping hand as a gardener in the local village when I was 14
What was your first job in catering?
Pot-washer at the Fitzherbert Arms
What do you do to relax?
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Smashed avocado with nuts and seeds and three eggs
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Holborn Dining Room, London
What's your favourite hotel?
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
What is your favourite drink?
Timothy Taylor's Landlord
What is your favourite cuisine?
Wholesome home cooking - or 'choose-your-weight' steak
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Beetroot and Gelespessa (a thickening agent)
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Orange chicken, Coronation chicken - just the worst
How would you describe your desk?
Which person in catering have you most admired?
The Roux Scholars. They are not all Michelin-starred chefs, but cooks who have proven to be masters of their profession
Which person gave you the greater inspiration?
The chefs who have taken risks, gone out there and grafted
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
A Nespresso machine
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Dan Bilzerian (American poker player)
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?
What is your favourite prepared product?
Gochujang and Kewpie mayonnaise
If you had more time, what would you do?