Scott Braithwaite - Kikkoman Masters 2019 Finalist

Find out more about Kikkoman Masters 2019 finalist Scott Braithwaite.

Name - Scott Braithwaite

Age - 26

Current Restaurant - L'enclume

Previous Restaurant - Full Time: The Horseshoe Inn in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Lowther Hotel in Goole, England.
Internships: Gaggan, Maeemo, The Fat Duck, Hertog Jan.

Hometown - Goole

Favourite Hobbies - Hiking, Cycling, Playing Guitar

Favourite Cookbook - Eleven Madison Park

Favourite Kitchen Gadget - Themomix

Kikkoman Masters Dishes -
Starter - Glazed Butternut Squash, Shizo Pickled Shallots and Squash Velouté
Main - Miso Marinated Turbot, Celeriac, Kelp, Mussel and Sake Sauce

Previous Competitions Entered - Roux Scholarship Semi Final 2019

What Is Your First Food Memory - Baking chocolate muffins with my Nana

Who has influenced your cooking the most - I've taken inspiration from a variety of chefs, but my mum was the one who showed me where to start in the kitchen.

Why did you become a chef - I was working part time in kitchens from the age of 13 and loved the job starting then.

Where did you train to be a chef - I didn’t go to a catering college. Everything I've learnt I have so on the job.

What did you want to be when you grew up - An architect

Who are your favourite chefs - Gert de Mangeleer, Heston Blumenthal, Ainsely Harriott

Other than your restaurant, what is your favourite restaurant - Hertog Jan

What music do you enjoy cooking to - Tame Impala, Kasabian, Motown, Whitney Houston

What was the last book you read - Ritz Cookbook

What is your favourite ingredient (apart from Kikkoman Soy Sauce) - Coriander

What do you think is the next food trend - Veganism and motherless food

What food is your guilty pleasure - Pizza

Is there one food you really don't like - Bread and butter pudding

Worst kitchen nightmare - cutting a finger on a mandoline

Most Memorable meal - The Fat Duck

Last meal on earth - My dad's lasagne

Celebrity you would most like to -
Cook for - Paul McCartney
Dine with - David Attenborough

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