Chef revelations: Matt Worswick, Thornton Hall

19 December 2014
Chef revelations: Matt Worswick, Thornton Hall

What was your first job in catering?

Commis chef at St Martins on the Isle with Kenny Atkinson

What's your favourite restaurant?

Montague Arms served up one of the best meals I've ever had last year

What's your favourite drink?

Hendrick's gin and tonic

What's your favourite food?

Which ingredient do you hate to cook with the most?

Green beans - what's the point?

What flavour combinations do you detest?

Venison with chocolate

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

David Everitt-Matthias

When and where was your last holiday?

HerÁ¡lec in Czech Republic - my wife is from there and we have built a house there

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?

Winston Churchill

If you hadn't gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?

I looked into being a stonemason

Tell us a secret…

I used to do gymnastics as a young boy - I was ace!

Who would play you in a film about your life?

I've been told I look like a fat John Cusack

What's your favourite book?

The Square and the Essence cookbooks are great

What's your favourite prepared product?

Pork scratchings

Who would be in your fantasy brigade?

Keith Floyd on veg, Pierre Koffmann on sauce, Rick Stein on fish, David Everitt-Matthias on pastry, Fanny Cradock on the pass

If you had more time, what would you do?

Spend more time with my beautiful wife

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