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Willie Pike, MBE

Consultant Chef

  • What was your favourite subject at school? – Wood work
  • What was your first job? – Apprentice Plater / Welder at Scot Lithgow Shipyard
  • Which is your favourite restaurant /hotel? – Ox and Finch Glasgow
  • How do you inspire your team – I am excited and that rubs off in my team
  • Which person in hospitality have you most admired / inspired you? – Bruce Sangster though he is not as funny as me
  • How do you manage your stress levels?- pre planning and organization “its not how you manage yourself when your busy its how you manage yourself when your not busy” (Mis en Place)
  • Instagram, Twitter or Facebook – and why? Still love picking up ideas and learning myself along with sharing my own findings, dishes and ideas which hopefully inspire and motivate others
  • If you had not gone into hospitality, where do you
    think you would be now? –
    Probably a multi millionaire Ha! but would never change anything.
  • What did you do on your last days off? – Went for a walk with my lovely wife Susy and we took the kids and grand kids to Beefeater for a bite to eat.
  • What do you do to relax, to support your wellbeing? Walk, play a bit of golf badly!!!