Hyatt Regency chef in Hong Kong on working at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and falling in love with cooking because ‘there’s fire everywhere’

“I’m from Bournemouth [on the south coast of England], where we have an amazing beach with fine golden sand, eight miles [13km] long. My mum was a chef at one point, a short-order cook for a leisure centre, but not for very long. Apparently, she was a terrible cook. My dad used to joke that when the fire alarm went off, we knew that dinner was ready.”Was that your motivation to learn how to cook?“I had to learn how to cook or eat my mother’s cooking. My parents owned a 10-bedroom bed and…


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