I am as passionate now than I was almost forty years ago, and have never lost that desire to be the best, however challenging the situation. My passion for exploring new techniques and pushing boundaries stems from my upbringing and love for motorcycle racing – I never want to be second. I love the adrenaline rush of sky diving, bungie jumping, studying Martial Arts or facing a classroom full of enthusiastic students. Training has been my way or getting the best out of my students, inspiring them to go beyond my expectations, and is an invaluable tool to my success.
Travelling the world has been an added bonus, as I also love exploring new countries, cultures and cuisines. Coincidentally, the Middle East and Asia have some of the most amazing properties in the world, and the standard of product and technical skills is incredible.
Head Waiter, Parkhill Hotel, Lyndhurst
Assistant Sommelier, Chewton Glen Hotel, New Milton
Head Sommelier, The Room at The Halcyon, London
Head Sommelier, The Vineyard at Stockcross, Newbury
Wine Manager, Jumeirah International, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Restaurant Manager, Browns Hotel, London
Restaurant Manager, L’Ortolan Restaurant, Reading
Restaurant and Wine Director, Grand Lisboa Group, Macau and Hong Kong
Restaurant Director, The Cliff Restaurant, Sentosa Resort, Singapore
Director of Food and Beverage, Grand Jersey Hotel, Jersey
Director of Food and Beverage, Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Darlington
Director of Food and Beverage, Portfolio of Ultra-Luxury Properties, Saudi Arabia