Revelations: Michael Carr, head chef, Fenchurch Restaurant at Sky Garden, London
What was your best subject at school?
PE – I had a real passion for rugby
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Fruit or granola. Special treats can be breakfast sarnies for the kitchen
What's your favourite hotel?
Driftwood in Cornwall. Beautiful surroundings and a beautiful place to be looked after
What is your favourite drink?
I'm partial to a good glass of red, but nothing comes close to a Dark and Stormy after a long week
What is your favourite food/cuisine?
Which ingredient do you hate the most?
Sprouts – yuck!
What flavour combinations do you detest?
At school some of my friends ate peanut butter, chocolate and jelly sandwiches – what is that?!
What do you always carry with you?
When I'm in the kitchen I always have my spoon on me wherever I go (apart from the loo)
Which person in catering have you most admired?
Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
My father – he's always pushing me to be the best person I can possibly be and has helped me make the right moves in my progression
Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
A bottle of rum
What daily newspaper/website do you read?
The Telegraph and The Times – most of the articles are well-handled and display honesty. And the food columns are brilliant
If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
Kelly Slater – I've surfed all my life and he has the life of a god. He's always in paradise, in the sea – and gets paid massively for it!
If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
I very nearly started the route of joining the fire brigade. I've always wanted to help people
Describe your ultimate nightmare
Being chased by Freddy Krueger
Who would play "you" in a film about your life?
What is your favourite prepared product?
Black garlic paste
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