Kikkoman Masters Dishes -
Starter - Soy cured
yolk, truffled beetroot, shitaki broth, sesame
Main - Fillet of
venison, soy, shin and treacle clanger, roasted carrot, hazelnut
Previous Competitions Entered - Kikkoman
masters, Roux scholarship, South west chef of the year
What is your first food memory - Definitely trying to help my mum cook and being a huge hindrance. I remember thinking "how can anyone remember all those ingredients!?", she was making chilli con carne....
Who has influenced your cooking the most - I worked with a lot of really great chefs which have all made a huge impression on me.
Why did you become a chef - I became a chef because I struggle to sleep and find exhaustion is my only salvation.
What did you want to be when you grew up - A wine buyer for Waitrose. The idea of travelling the world tasting wines with huge buying power still appeals to me.
Who are your favourite chefs - Simon
Hulstone, Adam Handling and Brian Turner...
What food is your guilty pleasure - ? Im an absolute chocolate fiend. Like the cookie monster from the muppets.
Celebrity you would most like to:
Cook for - As a flagship for importance of a correct cream tea, Id like to cook for Dawn French. Clearly she knows whats on.
Dine with - Daniel Clifford, I reckon he knows some cracking places to eat and he would be a laugh.