1Work with the best, to be the best
If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.
2What is your next cow?
I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.
3Look at your passion
I still love football and I think cooking is like football. It’s not a job, it’s a passion. When you become good at it, it’s a dream job and financially you need never to worry. Ever.
4Game Over – Thanks for playing
The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over.
5Push yourself to the extreme
As a soccer player, I wanted an FA Cup winner’s medal. As an actor you want an Oscar. As a chef it’s three-Michelin’s stars, there’s no greater than that. So pushing yourself to the extreme creates a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement, and more importantly, it shows on the plate.
6Stay on track
The pressure on young chefs today is far greater than ever before in terms of social skills, marketing skills, cooking skills, personality and, more importantly, delivering on the plate. You need to be strong. Physically fit. So my chefs get weighed every time they come into the kitchen.
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