What inspires your food?
I view thousands of photos on the internet every day and inject creativity where I can.
Favourite piece of kitchen equipment or gadget?
I guess I have to say the computer, because it keeps everything in check. But before the days of technology, it was tiny brushes to draw on the plates.
Best piece of advice you would give a home enthusiast?
Take all of the time you want to cook, because in the business, we have to do it running around and we can’t always enjoy it as much as when we are cooking at home.
Do you have a tip for a novice chef just getting into the business?
Be patient, as well as a maniac for organisation.
What products should we be buying in the UAE to best make sushi meals?
Fresh fish from the market is the best place to start. Otherwise, pop in and we will serve you the best sushi in town!
Where do you normally do your shopping and are you a fussy shopper?
In general, it does not take me long to buy my shopping, but I am very fussy in the fruit section and like to take my time picking the freshest produce.
Who in the food world do you most admire?
Chef Ferran Adria.
What do you think is the most challenging ingredient to work with?
Fresh fish, because you have to get it just right. Too much and you’re doomed.