George Gray

George Gray

Occupation: Head Chef

Company head chef overseeing care homes.

Name 2 of your “food heroes” and tell us why they inspire you?

Chef Eduard hari from the old Albany hotel Glasgow  he moved to the inn on the park London said he would contact me when  a job came up kept his word I did 2 years there and way he ran the kitchen was inspiring ,
I moved from there to the holiday inn Glasgow were I worked with executive Chef Pierre Giraud who inspired me because of his commitment to passing on his knowledge of the French classics and how to organise the kitchen and get the job done


What do you like to cook and why?

A nice curry homemade Nan, chapatti also pasta dishes


When did you decide to become a chef?

Did it at school home economics enjoyed it and then Straight from school into apprenticeship and haven’t stopped since almost 40 years

What do you remember about School dinners?

Trying to get in first table so if there second helpings you would be first up

What was your favourite school dinner?

Carmel cake and custard

What would be your perfect meal?

Nice Thai meal and the company of old friends

What kitchen tool could you NOT live without?

Potato rumbler you don’t miss it until it’s broken

In your restaurant or premises who would be your ideal diner?

Everyone would be welcome

If you weren't a chef what would you be?

A writer

Where do you go when you want to eat at a restaurant?

World buffet for choice I like Asian style food


What 5 ingredients would you choose to have on your desert Island?

Garlic, mixed herbs, tomato, pasta, crusty bread