Chef Revelations – Bruno Loubet

by Amanda Afiya, Wednesday 27th July 2011 09:26

What was your best subject at school?
Art

Which is your favourite restaurant?
Depends on the occasion but I love Brawn, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and the Ledbury

What was your first job?
Working in a vineyard for 20p an hour

What's your favourite hotel?
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

What is your favourite food/cuisine?
I love things that are barbecued properly on wood charcoal

What do you normally have for breakfast?
Fruit or sometimes porridge with garlic honey and olive oil

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?
Working on my farm

What flavour combinations do you detest?
Coffee and cinnamon

Which person in catering have you most admired?
Ramón Pajares

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?
My dad

What is your favourite drink?
Spicy tomato juice

What do you do to relax?
I love gardening

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?
My Opinel knife

If not yourself, who would you rather have been?
James Bond

Describe your ultimate nightmare
Losing my snail supplier

What is your favourite prepared food product?
HP Sauce

Tell us a secret...
I can't dance

What irritates you most about the industry?
Being unappreciative

What's your favourite film?
Any Marcel Pagnol movie

Who would play you in a film?
Jean Reno

Who would be in your "fantasy" brigade?
I have been around for too long and would not like to start any polemic by choosing the fantasy team, but I would love to put an advert for my fantasy team - Can you cook? Do you love cooking? Do you love to work long hours? Do you love pressure? Can you listen? Do you like responsibility? Are you generous? If you answer yes to all, you are in!


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