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Paul Singer steps down as managing director of the London Fine Dining Group

29 June 2012 by
Paul Singer steps down as managing director of the London Fine Dining Group

Paul Singer, managing director of the London Fine Dining Group, has stepped down from his position.

Singer has been at the helm of the group, which was formerly called A-Z Restaurants, for seven years. During this time, he oversaw the expansion of the company outside of London, with the launch of Aubergine at the Compleat Angler in Marlow in 2008.

John de Stefano, the London Fine Dining Group's chairman, has not appointed a replacement for Singer, who will remain associated with the business as group legal counsel for the time being.

Commenting on his move, Singer said: "After seven years here, I feel that the time has now come for me to move on to pursue other business projects.

"I plan to stay in the hospitality industry, which I have been involved in for 10 years. I have no definite plans yet but there are a number of opportunities out there."

A-Z Restaurants rebranded as the London Fine Dining Group in 2007, after de Stefano bought the remainder of the company's shares from founder Claudio Pulze and other shareholders, bringing it under his sole ownership.

The group includes the Michelin-starred Zafferano as well as Alloro, 11 park Walk, L'Oranger, Ken Lo's Memories of China, Memories of China and Edera.

Aubergine Chelsea could close as part of rebranding plan >>

Aubergine to open restaurant at the Compleat Angler >>

A-Z becomes London Fine Dining Group >>

By Kerstin Kühn

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