Quick Bite with Simon Gregory, Executive Chef, Bluebird Restaurants

The Woods Foodservice Quick Bite series is a 10-second download from a top UK chef sharing what’s on their plate.

This week Simon Gregory, Executive Chef, Bluebird Restaurants, spoke to us about the high points in his career, his inspirations, and predictions for the next top food trends.

What would you say is the most defining moment in your career?

I can’t say there has been one defining moment of my career however I’ve been fortunate enough to have many wonderful work experiences across the world which have formed my love of hospitality.

What inspired you to become a chef?

Travel as a child and seeing different cultures inspired my first steps into cooking and the world of hospitality.

What piece of golden advice would you give to anyone in the industry who wants to be successful?

Watch, taste, be respectful of others, learn, work hard and go out an see what other people are doing.

What ingredients/trends will be big in 2019?

More plant-based cooking will become prevalent as people move to healthier living and the cost of proteins continues to grow.