Chef revelations – Nuno Mendes, chef proprietor, Viajante
What was your best subject at school?
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Red berry Special K with soy milk and mixed berries
What was your first job in catering?
Woodwards garden in SF
What do you do to relax?
Read and watch movies
What's your favourite restaurant?
What's your favourite hotel?
New Majestic in Singapore
What's your favourite cuisine?
What's your favourite drink? Old Fashioned
Are there any foods/ingredients that you refuse to cook with? I'm open to try anything as long as it is good quality
Which person in catering have you most admired? Andoni Aduriz, Mugaritz
What would be your last supper? Something Japanese
Which ingredient do you hate the most? Bananas
If not yourself, who would you rather have been? A Formula 1 driver
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you'd be now? A marine biologist
Tell us a secret… I love salt and vinegar crisps
What irritates you most about the industry? Arrogant chefs
What's your favourite film? Blade Runner
What's your favourite book? South of the Border, West of the Sun
What is your favourite prepared food product? Instant Korean Ramen
What's your favourite music? Punk rock