Five minutes with top chef Tom Aikens

The two-time Michelin star chef is the brains behind Dubai restaurant Pots, Pans & Boards.

April 4, 2016

He is the youngest British chef to ever be awarded two Michelin stars, and now has his first UAE restaurant in Pots, Pans & Boards on Dubai's JBR.

We sat down with Tom Aikens to find out more about what makes the young chef tick. 

What makes a good quick meal?

Fish is always good. If you’re not confident with pan frying, bung it in the oven, roast it for five minutes and serve it with vegetables.

Who cooks at home?

I do. My daughter likes baking gingerbread men. Although I think she enjoys the eating more than the baking. 

What foods do you dislike?

I don’t like the taste and texture of smoked fish. I’m not keen on caviar either. 

What would be your last meal on earth?

A juicy rib-eye steak cooked medium rare with homemade bearnaise sauce and homemade cut chips. Heaven. 

What’s your food guilty pleasure?

Vanilla ice cream. 

What do you do when you’re not in the kitchen?

I do a lot of running, cycling and gym work and train every day so I can eat as much ice cream as I like.