Firstperson: Will Torrent
Will Torrent: 28, pastry chef, London
My grandad on my father’s side was a chef, and his uncle owned a patisserie in Paris. So sweet things are in my genes, I think.
I was 16 when I had my first week in a professional kitchen, with Heston Blumenthal in The Fat Duck. I was the first school kid he ever took in for work experience.
It’s almost like theatre, that kind of kitchen. Everyone knows their place, everyone knows their...
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