Revelations: Rachel Able, chef de partie, the Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond

21 July 2023
Revelations: Rachel Able, chef de partie, the Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond

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?

Truffle oil

What flavour combinations do you detest?

Raisins in savoury food

What do you always carry with you?

Hand cream

Which person in catering have you most admired?

Angela Hartnett

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

My family

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?

Last week

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?

Pre-peeled potatoes

If you had more time, what would you do?

Eat out at more restaurants

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