Fat Duck Group
How did you get into the sector:
Initially a part time job but enjoyed it so much I decided to study hospitality aft my A-Levels
What do you enjoy about your role:
No two days are the same, always challenging and working with some of the most talented people in our industry.
Winning Young Waiter of the Year, as it raised my profile, improved my network and helped me obtain my first management position.
Losing a very talented assistant manager in a freak accident while he was on honeymoon.
What are your plans for the next year:
Nature and develop the teams in all the restaurants to ensure stability and consistency for the future.
What was the biggest break of your career:
Restaurant Manager at Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Royal Hospital road at the age of 25
What are you most proud of in your career:
Seeing people you have managed progress, fulfil their potential and enjoy their own success.
What advice would you give to people keen to progress in the industry:
Have patience, ensure you are well grounded with good knowledge, this will give you a strong platform to build a successful career.
Who inspires you:
People with drive, passion and commitment
What do you do in your downtime:
I'm a active person I go to the gym as often as possible, participate in Triathlons and dine out regularly
What question do you always ask in interviews:
What makes you angry?
Tips that have made you a success:
Be consistent and dependable in everything you do, knowledge and contacts are key, hard work, treat people the way you want to be treated, never do anything you cannot do yourself.