John Traynor

John Traynor

Occupation: Group Head Chef

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

Keith Floyd – the original TV chef with a difference. I still love watching his TV cooking programs its all about the flavor for Keith
Nathan outlaw – I have always loved cooking with seafood and Nathan outlaw has started a new modern take on seafood and love what he is doing

 What do you like to cook and why?

Seafood is all ways what I like cooking with. Its so easy to over cook and to over power the flavor’s

 When did you decide to become a chef?

I have all ways wanted to be a chef I have really been interested since I was a boy

 What do you remember about School dinners?

Caramel short cake and custard

What was your favourite school dinner?

Chicken noodle soup

What would be your perfect meal?

Tasting menu at Nathan outlaws

What kitchen tool could you NOT live without?

My Knifes

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

Michel roux

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

I don’t really know. Think maybe a joiner

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

I like Wedgwood in Edinburgh

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

Salt - Butter – lemon – hake – Scallops