What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
Apprentice chef at the then five-star hotel Imperial (Forte) in Torquay
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Three shots of Nespresso Ristretto coffee
What do you do to relax?
I walk from Kingston to the Richmond riverbank
What's your favourite restaurant?
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Bananas - the devil's fruit
What's your favourite hotel?
Abac in Barcelona. I stayed there four years ago and had a brilliant time, as well as experiencing Jordi Cruz's food.
What's your favourite drink?
Elderflower gin and tonic
What's your favourite cuisine?
I love southern European; however I eat everything and love all food cultures
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
My beautiful partner Anastasia
What newspaper do you read?
The Observer and The London Evening Standard
Tell us a secret…
I hate flying!
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
Central midfield, Liverpool FC
Describe your ultimate nightmare
Not pleasing our guests
When and where was your last holiday?
Portugal, two years ago
What irritates you most about the industry?
Soaring food prices
What's your favourite film?
12 Years a Slave
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Robert Downey Jr
What's your favourite book?
Desire by Sergio Herman