If your kitchen was on fire, what would you save and why?
Recipes, Pacojet, Thermomix and Mac knives – I am nothing without them
If you weren’t a chef what would you be?
One of the world’s greatest pool players
What’s your foodie guilty pleasure?
Smoked bacon, crisp lettuce, garlic aioli in thick toasted white bread starts the working day at the weekend; along with the mother of all cappuccinos made with Ue Coffee
If you had to cook for your hero, who would you cook for and what would you cook?
Raymond Blanc. The man is a genius with infectious passion for food. I’d cook three courses from the Lamb’s menu.
Who would be your fantasy dinner guests?
Winston Churchill, Mohammed Ali, Keith Floyd, Delia Smith, Bill Shankly, Mary Berry, Geoff Hurst, Ian Rush (a god), Raymond Blanc, Field Marshal Montgomery, Eric Clapton, Mick Weedon, Bobby Moore, Geoff Weedon, Paul Bocuse, Bernard Loiseau, Nigella Lawson, Mark Knopfler, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. I wouldn’t cook though.
Sweet or savoury?
What is your favourite food shop or market?
Daylesford Organic in Kingham – an amazing place
Where do you love to eat on a relaxed night out?
Cotswold village pubs with good honest tasty food
And for a blow-out dinner?
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons