Name 2 of your “food heroes” and tell us why they inspire you?
I am a huge fan of Rick Stein. He is incredibly enthusiastic and has a simple philosophy on cooking. Get the best you can and cook it simply! I also like Tom Atkins, simple flavours, very seasonal ingredients.
What do you like to cook and why?
I love cooking cheaper cuts of meat that take more effort and time to get the best flavour out of it.
When did you decide to become a chef?
I worked in hospitality for a number of years primarily front of house. Needed to expand my skills, so went through to the kitchen in about 2000/2001 to train to cook.
What do you remember about School dinners?
What was your favourite school dinner?
Mince & tatties
What would be your perfect meal?
A massive ribeye steak (rare) and chips
What kitchen tool could you NOT live without?
A paring knife
In your restaurant or premises who would be your ideal diner?
They are all ideal!! Or Nigella Lawson
If you weren't a chef what would you be?
Not a chef? What?- A Brewer
Where do you go when you want to eat at a restaurant?
. Dining out- don't really get much of a chance. However Yatai is a favourite at the moment.
What 5 ingredients would you choose to have on your desert Island?
Butter, truffle oil, wine, purple broccoli, and more butter