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About Me

The best meal I've ever had is:

Per se New york, but i have also had exceptional meals at pied a terre, masa NY,robuchon, ledbury, the capital, maze le bernadin, ducasse, Too many to list

My favourite restaurants are:

Per se,

On my current menu I have:

Cardamom spiced brioche, sea buckthorn and vanilla curd clotted cream ice cream, pistachios

I love cooking because:

It takes real guts, passion and drive to succeed

If I wasn't a chef I'd be a:

dj, playing all sorts of dirty dirty tech house

My favourite web sites are:

dining in france, andy hayler, gordon ramsay, pied a terre,caterer search, staff canteen, the kitchenist, foodblog list,bloomberg (richard vines)

My Favourite bands are:

Djs: all tech house/house

My favourite cook books are:

kitchen confidential. alinea. french laundry, gordon ramsay a 3 star chef

I am currently listening to:

ricardo villalobos, lo kee warehouse party mixes, ralph lawson, all the jamie jones and hot natured crew

My top five songs of all time are:

Kris Wadsworth "Crushed" a stunning, deep techy powerful house track, he is the most under appreciated artist right now

I support

Spurs (tottenham) YID f*****g ARMY Real kings of north london and all that




Lazy cowboys, rapists, child molesters, bullies, dreamer chefs who come up with all "airs" "foams" and s**t but do not know how to season and cook a piece of fish properly or understand balance of flavour in a dish.

The last book I bought was:

Coco (100 great chefs) i did a fair amount of the dishes for the l'autre pied page

My latest news:

Planning opening a Simon Rogan's Restaurant in may in london

Tell us a little about yourself

Trained with the best (keller, ramsay, shannon bennett, marcus eaves, gary rhodes,) now pushing to join them. love my daughter and missus Tilda and laura. Live hard play hard. f*****g DONE YES!!?

What are your interests:

Michelin star food, well cooked food, house music,some minimal or dirty progressive djing, eating out, partying, wine, food, travel, tattoos, heavy weekend crack ons, fabric club,

My bible cook book is:

french laundry, it represents everything, that the legendary chef stands for, you can almost feel like your there when you read it.