Hubert Denis (HD) Fraser - Saxon Hotel

What is your philosophy on food?

Less is more, Simplicity and Passion

What inspired you to become a chef?

The ability to play with food and create a dish that will put a smile on someone’s face for the rest of the event.

Globally, which chef do you admire?

Thomas Keller, Gordon Ramsay, Grant Achatz

If you couldn’t be a chef, what profession would you ideally take up?

Wine-making or farming

Other than food and cooking, what inspires you?

Art, natural environment and life itself

What was your worst culinary catastrophe?

Using salt as sugar!

What is your fondest memory in a kitchen?

All-nighters with music blaring, having a laugh but working your ass off

What do you eat for breakfast?


What dish would you cook to seduce someone?

Good hearty home-made pasta

What do you never cook?

Tripe; eggs for pad kos

What is the one dish you find hard to get right?

A decent curry

In your opinion, who is the most famous person you have cooked for?

Nelson Mandela

Gas or induction?


Sweet or savoury?


Traditional or trendy?

Traditional with a twist!

Summer or Winter?


Comedy or drama?


Thomas Keller or Heston Blumenthal?

Thomas Keller

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