Written on 06-Dec-2018
Congratulations to our Interim Chef, Alex, who has been won our ‘Chef of the Month’ Award for November 2018!
In true CJUK spirit, we asked him a few questions about his Chef career so far…
How long have you been a Chef for?
I have been in the industry for eight years.
Why did you become a Chef?
I was looking for a job after uni but couldn’t find a job in finance. My friends asked me to do a cookery course as I always used to cook for them and I always found myself in the kitchen, so that is where it all began…
What was your first job?
I started as a Commis Chef at the place where I trained and I’m still grateful for the Head Chef who taught me everything.
What is your favourite thing about working in the industry?
Just cooking and the pleasure of being in the kitchen.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever been asked to cook?
Nothing! Everybody has their own way and I always try to accommodate to make customers happy.
Have you ever cooked for a celebrity?
Wu-Tang Clan when I worked full time at Oxford Spires. They were really nice!
What is the best job you have ever had?
It’s hard to say, Guernsey was nice and had a nice view over the port.
What is the best thing about being a Chef?
I’m always there if needed and to help and share experiences. I love being helpful.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Burger and chips! Spicy challenges… I always want to try them!
What three words sum up why you work for CJUK?