From first job to worst ever interview, most embarrassing gaffes to desert island must-haves: My Alternative CV lifts the lid on what really makes people in the food & drink industry tick. Want to get involved? Contact features editor Megan Tatum

Udhi Silva

Udhi Silva, Snaffling Pig, on The Prodigy, elephants and The Shawshank Redemption

‘My dream perk would be unlimited international travel’

Andy Murray drinks bakery

Andy Murray, The Drinks Bakery, on Billy Joel, Walter Mitty and being mistaken for the tennis player

‘My one dream perk? Never having to fill in another form. Ever’

Cressida Holmes-Smith

Cressida Holmes-Smith, Lucky Generals, on Jeremy Kyle, the Spice Girls and Virginia Woolf

‘The most rewarding part of my job is coming up with a brilliant idea’

Tom Gosnell

Tom Gosnell, Gosnells of London, on Barenaked Ladies, The Running Man and Stormzy

“I once interviewed for a job where they’d clearly mixed up the CVs”

Claire Warner aecorn aperitifs

Claire Warner, Æcorn Aperitifs, on Bobby Brown, her first job in Pizza Hut and Okja

‘The celebrity I would most like to work with is Solange’

Bryony Tinn-Disbury bry and jack

Bryony Tinn-Disbury, Jack & Bry, on Take That, jackfruit and Anchorman

“The most rewarding part of my job is my ambitious team”

Hannah McCollum chic p

Hannah McCollum, Chic P, on Westlife, labradors and The Sound of Music

‘My first job was in an old-fashioned sweet shop at age 12’

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