What was your first job?
What was your first job in catering?
Apprentice chef at the Tower restaurant, Edinburgh
What is your favourite food?
Which is your favourite restaurant?
Lyle's in London
What's your favourite hotel?
Coombeshead Farm in Cornwall
What is your favourite drink
Elderflower gin and tonic
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
What flavour combinations do you detest?
Chocolate and venison
How would you describe your desk?
A couple of notebooks stacked inside an empty roasting tray
Which people in catering have you most admired?
Tom and Michaela Kitchin. It's been fascinating watching them grow their business over the past 10 years
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
Dominic Jack, chef-patron at Castle Terrace in Edinburgh
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
What daily newspaper/ website do you read?
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Dame Maggie Smith
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
Describe your ultimate nightmare?
Tell us a secret…
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are my guilty pleasure
What irritates you most about the industry?
What's your favourite film?
The Empire Strikes Back
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?
What is your favourite prepared product?
If you had more time, what would you do?
Travel the world, trying all the different cuisines it has to offer
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