What was your first job?
Kitchen porter in a pizzeria
What was your first job in catering?
Apprentice chef in the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour
What do you normally have for breakfast?
What do you do to relax?
Meet friends in the business for a collective moan
Which is your favourite restaurant?
The Carpenters Arms in Sunninghill, Ascot
What's your favourite hotel?
The Stafford in London's St James's – wonderful American Bar
What is your favourite drink?
Ruinart Champagne, particularly if someone else is buying
What is your favourite cuisine?
Disappearing French classics
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
Ultra-hot chillis. Destroys the taste of everything
How would you describe your desk?
Way tidier than Gavin Rankin's [Bellamy's patron]
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Monsieur Paul Bocuse
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
[Alpine ski racer] Jean-Claude Killy
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
What irritates you most about the industry?
Not finding staff
When did you last eat a hamburger?
By mistake, in a fast-food joint 35 years ago
What's your favourite film?
Manon des Sources
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?
What is your favourite prepared product?
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