16 March 2018

Q & A with Jack Rawlings

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

I’ve been cooking for 11 years but have been around a hospitality background since a very early age as my mother was a hotel manager and my father a Chef. They were the hugest influence on me deciding to become a chef.


Can you talk us through your style of cooking?

I like to cook with flavours I like to eat myself and my style is also influenced by the kitchen’s rooftop garden.


Which chef has influenced you most during your career?

I wouldn’t be able to pick just one there are too many!


What are your favourite garnishes to use when plating up?

I find that flavoured oils can really help to lift a dish or accentuate flavours.


What is your favourite product to work with?

I really enjoying cooking Pork. A personal favourite of mine which I find can be so versatile.


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

My ambition as a Chef is to never stop learning. There is so much knowledge and experience within our industry which needs to be nurtured.