"Take Home Chef was my first show in the US. It was pretty cheeky. I remember telling my dad that I was making this show where I would pick a girl up in supermarket and go to her home to help her make dinner for her guy. He said, 'Are you nuts? They have guns in the US!' "
"This photo was taken in Quo Vadis for London on a Plate, a 2001 cookbook of London chefs that I was asked to contribute to. I was 25 years old and running the restaurant. It was a pivotal time for me as exposure from the book led to an agent and work on screen rather than in restaurants."
"After culinary school my best mate and I went traveling across Europe. When we got to London, I walked into the kitchen at Marco Pierre White’s Café Royale and offered to work for free just for the chance to learn from him."
"Sports were a big part of my childhood, and my brother Luke (at right) and I were competitive in everything we did with each other. Being competitive is a huge part of my character. I love a challenge."