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My Life in Hospitality

07 October 2009 by
My Life in Hospitality

My Life in Hospitality provides a weekly peek into the lives of people who have forged interesting paths into and interesting careers within the hospitality sector.

Each week our featured subjects reveal how they got into the business, the highs and lows of their career to date, a potted CV, and a few personal touches such as the motto that informs their working life.

And, as a sign of the current straitened times, they also reveal their recession-busting tips to Caterer readers.


http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/06/02/333664/alvin-leung-my-life-in-hospitality.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Gary McKechnie, director of food at contract caterer Harbour & Jones](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/30/335370/gary-mckechnie-my-life-in-hospitality.html)
[Olivier Lavigne du Cadet,owner of My Dining Room in Fulham Broadway, London](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/24/335171/olivier-lavigne-du-cadet-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Laurie Nicol, general manager of the Grand Central hotel in Glasgow](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/16/335065/laurie-nicol-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Maria Duddin, general manager of the Brewery in London](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/09/334981/maria-duddin-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Geoffrey Harrison, managing director of Harrison Catering](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/09/02/334895/geoffrey-harrison-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Harry Miles, head concierge at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/08/27/334863/harry-miles-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Anthony Worrall, general manager of the Trafalgar hotel, London](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/08/19/334742/anthony-worrall-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Simon Cottard, executive chef, at Le Café du Marché ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/08/12/334673/simon-cottard-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Derek Reilly, group executive head chef, Hibernian Aviva, Sodexo ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/08/06/334599/derek-reilly-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

Iain Donald, commercial director of the Individual Restaurant Company
Peter Sweeney, head doorman at London's Goring hotel

[Nick James, director of event caterer Dish](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/16/334527/nick-james-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Jonathan Downey, owner and founder of the Match Bar Group](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/09/334526/jonathan-downey-my-life-in-hospitality.html)
[Francis Guildea, general manager of Adnams Hotels](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/01/334146/francis-guildea-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Russell Brown, head chef at the Sienna restaurant in London's Dorchester hotel](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/06/24/333975/russell-brown-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Ludovic Bargibant, restaurant manager at Les Ambassadeurs Club, Park Lane, London ](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/06/17/333824/ludovic-bargibant-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Julie Camm, owner of the Alveston House hotel near Bristol](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/06/10/333747/julie-camm-my-life-in-hospitality.html)

[Alvin Leung, chef-proprietor of Bo Innovation in Hong Kong

Avril Owton, owner of the Cloud hotel, Brockenhurst

Henrik Muehle, managing director, St James's Hotel and Club, London

Sam Walker, executive chef, Seasoned Events

Nick Vadis, UK and Ireland executive chef, Compass Group

Greg Bultitude, group executive chef, Crerar Hotels

Justin Pinchbeck, hotel director, Lime Wood, the New Forest

Charlie McVeigh, serial entrepreneur and pub and restaurant operator

Michael Weston-Cole, executive head chef, Bowland Village Inns

Madeleine Calon, head concierge at St James's Hotel and Club, London

Martin Miller, owner of Miller Hotels

Nigel Smith, executive chef, National Museums Liverpool
Lawrence Keogh, head cook at Roast restaurant

Christoph Brooke, managing director of Hillbrooke Hotels

Tudor Hopkins, co-owner of the Place at the Beach, Camber, East Sussex

Rupert Elliott, general manger at Bibury Court
Will Holland, head chef at La Bécasse in Ludlow, Shropshire

Lloyd Mann, director of food at contract caterer Vacherin
Chris Wheeler, executive head chef, Stoke Park Country Club and Resort

Toby Ashworth, managing director and proprietor of the Nare hotel in Cornwall

Brandon Stephens, founder of Tortilla Restaurants

Jamie Barber, owner of Villandry, Hush and Kitchen Italia


Charles Morgan, group operations director, AB Hotels

Richard Bampfield, European Champagne Ambassador 2009

Simon Goggin, director at contract caterer Cooks & Partners

Richard Walton, executive chef and hospitality manager, Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Café, Leeds
Stewart Lorimer, area general manager, North of Scotland, Hilton Hotels

Terry Laybourne, chef-patron at Jesmond Dene House hotel

Sebastiano Ingalison, head sommelier at Malmaison Aberdeen

Mark Wright, regional executive chef, Compass Stadia Division
Mark Dodson, owner and head chef at the Mason Arms in Devon

Stewart Selbie, general manager at the Turnberry Resort hotel, Ayrshire

Surinder Arora, founder and chairman of Arora International Hotels

Juliette Joffe, founder and director of Giraffe Restaurants
Theresa Maw, general manager, Renaissance Chancery Court hotel, London

Christian Armstrong, head of human resources, Thistle Hotels UK

James Horler, proprietor and executive chairman of Ego Restaurants

Sam Harrison, proprietor of Sam's Brasserie and Bar in Chiswick and Harrison's in Balham
Ciaran Fahy, general manager of London's Cavendish hotel

Philip Newman Hall, director and general manager of Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxfordshire

Simon Young, executive chef of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge, London

Richard Muir, proprietor, Café Fish, Edinburgh

Philip Corrick, executive chef, Royal Automobile Club

Graeme Nesbitt, resort general manager at Cameron House on Loch Lomond

Manny Sawhney, owner and managing director of the Asperion and Hilltop hotels in Guildford, Surrey

Ken Hom, Oriental chef and honorary OBE

Jale Erentok, managing director of London-based Thai restaurant group Busaba Eathai

Kem Akkari, general manager, the Culloden hotel, Belfast

Laurence Beere, owner, of the Queensberry Hotel, Bath

David Webster, proprietor of Webster Hotels

Kirk Kinsell, president, Europe Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group

Jeff Monk, train manager of British Pullman for Orient Express

Tony Kitous, owner of the Pasha, Kenza, and Comptoir Libanais restaurants

John Nugent, chief executive officer of Green & Fortune

Steve Terry, chef-proprietor of the Hardwick in Abergavenny

Chris Barber, food and beverage consultant at Leith's Food Solutions


JP Kavanagh, general manager of the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh

Sir Thomas Ingilby, chairman of Great Inns of Britain and owner of Ripley Castle and the Boar's Head, North Yorkshire

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