What have you been up to?
I’ve been included in a new book called Coco. Some of the world’s top chefs were asked to nominate ten new chefs, and I was lucky enough to be put forward by Gordon Ramsay. It’s like a culinary black book.
Which ingredient couldn’t you live without?
Butter. I love it thickly spread on a piece of sourdough bread.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
On my last day at The French Laundry, Thomas Keller cooked me all his signature dishes. It was amazing.
What is the secret of a successful restaurant?
Value for money. At Launceston Place we offer a lunch menu — it’s £20 for three courses.
Which five guests would you most like to dine with?
Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, the Hairy Bikers and my wife.
Where’s your favourite foodie destination?
Sicily. I love the food markets.
Tristan Welch is head chef at Launceston Place, London W8, +44 (0)20 7937 6912, Launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk, and is one of 100 chefs to be included in Coco (Phaidon, £29.95). Visit our Food & Drink blog for exclusive recipes from the book.