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Revelations: Stéphane Pacoud, head chef, Bellamy's, Mayfair

09 April 2020
Revelations: Stéphane Pacoud, head chef, Bellamy's, Mayfair

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?

Black coffee

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?

Szechuan pepper

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?

Pierre Koffmann

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?

Master carpenter

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?

Gérard Depardieu

What is your favourite prepared product?

Italian ice-cream

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