We delve into the life and inner thoughts of a top chef. This week: Rachel Able, chef de partie, the Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond
What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
Waitress and cake baker at a small local vegetarian café
What do you normally have for breakfast?
A fruit smoothie
What is your favourite drink?
What is your favourite food/cuisine?
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Raisins in savoury food
What do you always carry with you?
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
A satellite phone to call for help
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
I have no clue
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
Being trapped somewhere
When and where was your last holiday?
Budapest in February
What irritates you most about the industry?
The expectation that you have to work long and unsocial hours
When did you last eat a hamburger?
What's your favourite film?
The Jungle Book
What's your favourite book?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
What is your favourite prepared product?
If you had more time, what would you do?
Eat out at more restaurants
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