The Black Swan’s Tommy Banks: Food boxes and foraging

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hat is your first career-defining memory of food?

When I was about 18, I was just starting out learning to be a chef and I went to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay for my birthday. I was probably in my school leavers suit and I remember that just opened my eyes massively, I didn’t even know what a Michelin Star was, and I remember having these langoustine ravioli that he does, and my mind was absolutely blown.

Can you tell me about the first time you stepped foot in a professional kitchen?

I never wanted to be a chef, but my

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