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Q & A with Chef Walls

15th March 2018

1 - How long have you been cooking and what made you decide to be a chef?

I have been cooking professionally now for 4 years. But have been cooking all my life, I have always had passion for food!


2 - Can you talk us through your style of cooking?


I like to cook classical dishes that everybody knows and loves, with a slight twist. Food that reminds people of Home. Nothing too complex and technical but tastes and look great!


3 - Which chef has influenced you most during your career?


I have taken influences from various chefs, but have always really looked to improve myself and not tried to follow one particular chefs work but take influences from many. 


4 - What are your favourite garnishes to use when plating up?


I like to vary garnishes for each dish. I love micro coriander and basil as they have such a great flavour and look great. And of course, pea shoots just look great too! For desserts, I am fond of lemon balm as it looks so good on the plate! The bright green really breaks up a dessert plate. 


5 - What is your favourite product to work with?


I know it’s expensive and I haven’t had much experience with it but I love working with truffles! I love the flavour they have, you can’t compare it to anything else! It works in so many dishes and has such a star quality. 


6 - What does the future hold for you as a chef, what is your ambition?


One day I’d like to run my own small place, where I can cook great food in a relaxed atmosphere while researching and experimenting with new ingredients