Steven Burgess, director, Albion Restaurant Group
What was your best subject at school?
What was your first job?
What was your first job in catering?
Commis chef at the Tea Factory Bar & Kitchen in Liverpool
What do you normally have for breakfast?
A cup of tea
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Duck Soup in Soho - unbelievable, simple food
What is your favourite drink? Japanese whiskey or a huge glass of red wine
What is your favourite food?
I love the ethos and simplicity behind Italian, but deep down it's proper British heritage cooking
Are there any ingredients you refuse to cook with?
Cajun powder - awful stuff
What do you always carry with you?
Phone, a Sharpie and a mini stepped palate knife
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Simon Rogan. He never gave up at the beginning.
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Pulled pork - let it go
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
What daily newspaper/website do you read?
The Guardian Food & Drink
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Foo Fighters' singer Dave Grohl
What's your ultimate nightmare?
Being on The Great British Bake Off
Tell us a secret…
I eat Super Noodles raw out of the packet
What irritates you most about the industry?
Operators who copy hardearned, existing ideas rather than innovate, just for a quick buck. We give our lives to this industry and these people saturate it.
What's your favourite book?
Fergus Henderson's Nose to Tail Eating
If you had more time, what would you do?
Finish writing my cookbook