What was your best subject at school?
Nothing, I was bad at everything – even socialising!
What was your first job?
Selling sports programmes at Bristol Rugby stadium
What was your first job in catering?
Working at Crispies Fish & Chips shop
What do you normally have for breakfast?
A cup of tea and sometimes a banana
Which is your favourite restaurant?
My nan’s house!
What’s your favourite hotel?
What is your favourite drink?
A dry sherry
What is your favourite food?
At the moment it’s roast potatoes
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with?
I only cook with things in their prime, and I’m not a fan of fresh mint
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Mint choc chip ice-cream
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Everyone that has the tenacity to work in the industry and do amazing things, but there’s one particular person that inspires me the most: Brian Steel – he’s not in catering!
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
My dog Winslow
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
A cold bath with baked beans
What irritates you most about the industry?
The negative perception from the general public
What’s your favourite film?
What is your favourite prepared product?
Marmite, you just can’t beat it
Who would be in your “fantasy” brigade?
Tommy Banks from the Black Swan, Clare Smyth, Brad Carter from Carters of Moseley, Adam Reid at the French, George Livesey from Bulrush, and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias of Casamia