“I am a natural-born cook. Since I was a kid I have always had a strong connection with the kitchen. It’s just natural for me.

I have been in the industry for 20 years now, and when I think about it at times, it feels like a long time – and I’m still here on the line. But then I think about Anthony Bourdain, and I remember his story and trajectory – things for him changed rapidly and unexpectedly, he made the impossible, possible.”