STAFF STORY / TOM

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My journey with AROT began when I was in the midst of completing a part-time level 3 in professional cookery at the college. During a chefs takeover evening, I met Rupert, who later put me in touch with Dorian. I had a trial shift, and a short time after that got the job. I had no previous experience as a chef, and couldn't have start anywhere better!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL TO COOK AT HOME
Nigel Slaters Thai green curry. Such a fresh and aromatic dish which, admittedly, I can't stop eating once I've started.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
I think my Grandad. He was such a beautiful, caring and funny man. Unfortunately he was taken away earlier than fair. I know he loved food and I think he would be proud of me. 

WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR FRIDGE?
Bottle of beer and some tasty cheeses!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE RULE OF TUM DISH?
Currently the crushed jersey royals in pink peppercorn and caper oil with fresh mint. Un-be-lievable! 

WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST AT HOME?
I feel most at home when I'm laying on the sofa in the evening after a lovely day with my son, and we're having snuggles and watching something funny. 

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
The next number 11 for Manchester United!!!