Heston Blumenthal — English Chef born on May 17, 1966,

Heston Marc Blumenthal, OBE is a British celebrity chef. He is proprietor of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, one of four restaurants in Great Britain to have three Michelin stars; it was voted No. 1 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2006... (wikipedia)

I was born in the '60s and grew up in the '70s - not exactly the best decade for food in British history. It was horrendous. It was a time when, as a nation, we excelled in art and music and acting and photography and fashion - all creative skills... all apart from cooking.
I was determined that if I failed it wouldn't be due to lack of effort.
To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location and the company as it is about the taste.
I'm not scared of anything in particular, but I am motivated by a fear of failure as opposed to a need to succeed.
No, when I worked as an accountant I was falling asleep waiting for 5 o'clock.