What image do you currently have on your phone’s wallpaper?
My son and daughter
What was your first job?
Gordon or Marco?
That’s a tough one, but Gordon
What was the last film you saw in the cinema?
Ferdinand. I was with the kids...
What is your guiltiest food pleasure?
I don’t really feel guilty about it but I like Mars bars and Pot Noodles
Where are you going on your next holiday?
I don’t really mind, as long as I get a few days off. A safari, or perhaps Kerala
What industry figure do you most admire (and why)?
Alain Ducasse for his ability to open restaurants and always getting the standard bang. And Alain Passard for not standing still and always moving forward
If you weren’t in restaurants, what would you do?
I would be a carpenter
I have made a lot of mistakes but I have no regrets
Laziness, and sometimes my dog Stanley
What’s the oddest thing a customer has said to you?
"I have a serious gluten and dairy intolerance. Can I get the chocolate tart, please?"
Marmite: love it or hate it?
Describe your cooking style in three words
Personal to me
What country do you next want to visit?
Most overrated food?
Perhaps I need to understand it more but Wagyu beef seems overrated. I think there are great meats from everywhere
Restaurant czar for a day – what would you implement?
A day without any dietary requirements
What’s the worst review you’ve ever had?
Any bad review is the worst one
What made you want to become a chef?
I’m still asking myself that question
What do you cook at home on your days off?
A nice roast chicken with lots of veg
What advice would you give someone starting out in the industry?
Be prepared to work very hard
Which single item of kitchen equipment could you not live without?
My pepper mill
iPhone or Android?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Stick to your beliefs
What’s your earliest memory?
It’s probably not normal that I can’t think of one, but I can't
Where do you go when you want to let your hair down?
Twitter or Instagram?
Tipple of choice?
Vodka, water, ice and fresh lime
What would you choose to eat for your last meal?
Mash potatoes and caviar