What was your first job?
Washing up at Redcoats farmhouse hotel and restaurant in Hitchin, Herts. I used to turn up in my chef whites just in case the chefs needed a hand in the kitchen
What do you normally have for breakfast?
Fresh mint tea – it’s my only vice
What is your favourite restaurant?
A little buffet restaurant in Sweden, where I love the cured herrings and flatbreads
What is your favourite hotel?
Hotel Madrisa in Gargellen, in the Austrian mountains. It’s fantastic for skiing and has its own organic farm