What was your best subject at school?
PE was the only thing I was good at until I discovered cooking
What was your first job?
Washing dishes in a restaurant in Petersfield, Hampshire, when I was still at school
What do you normally have for breakfast?
A smoothie or a cheese and ham sandwich on the go
What do you do to relax?
I enjoy running, but not so much on the streets of London in the winter. I like to get out of town and go cross-country
Which is your favourite restaurant?
I've thoroughly enjoyed my meals at Trinity
What's your favourite hotel?
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London – I have a few friends who work there
What is your favourite drink?
Pinot Noir-driven Champagnes. My girlfriend is a sommelier, so we enjoy exploring wines together
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What is your favourite food?
I love classic English comfort food – pie and mash and sticky toffee pudding
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
If I never eat or cook tofu again I'll be perfectly happy
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Acidic fruit and bitter chocolate
How would you describe your desk?
Surrounded by cookbooks that I never have the time to read
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
Doughnuts from Crosstown
Tell us a secret...
I can't bear multicoloured socks in the kitchen. It makes me cringe. I have a rule that all socks must be black!
Which person in catering have you most admired?
What irritates you most about the industry?
Self-acclaimed food critics
When did you last eat a hamburger?
Last week from Borough Burger Box
What is your favourite prepared product?
If you had more time, what would you do?
Visit more vineyards
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