MEET THE TEAM

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Leslie Kwarteng

Co-Founder and Managing Director

A determined and motivated individual  with over 12 years experience in restaurant, hotel, resort, cocktail bar lounge and night club operations in the UK and abroad. Leslie worked his way up from a commis waiter to Senior General Manager and is experienced in single and multi-site operations, venue design, openings and renovations, project management, budgeting and forecasting, quality management systems (QMS), recruitment and training.

Marco Sangion

Co-Founder and Operations Director

A professional with over 10 years hospitality experience in cocktail bars, restaurants, lounge and night club operations in Italy and the UK. Marco is outgoing, assertive, a strong communicator and a great team builder. Skilled in creating and implementing strategies, expansion plans, development of operating and capital budgets, financial analysis and service training.

Mickael Weiss

Executive chef

Mickael’s work over the years has inspired not only loyalty from his staff, but also the respect and admiration of his fellow professionals. With over 30 years experience launching and working in some of the most renowned restaurants in the UK and abroad, he offers a hands on approach working alongside clients to provide innovative ideas and solutions.

Konstantina Fragkou

Business Development Manager

A results-driven and customer orientated professional with over 10 years' experience in F&B and hospitality. Having served in key development roles across Greece, UAE, and the UK, she has a passion for understanding complex business needs and delivering unique customised solutions for them. Konstantina strives for growth, continuous improvement and creating long-lasting partnerships.

Lorenzo Minini

Development Chef

A creative and skilled professional with passion and drive for high quality culinary standards with 12+ years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Lorenzo has held the position of Head Chef at one of the best restaurants in London alongside the most creative chef patron in the world (Dabiz Muñoz) over the past 3 years. 

 

He creates new concepts by adapting culinary traditions to new techniques and flavours around the world aiming to develop a unique concept and exclusive menu. 

Andras Katona

Development Chef

A passionate chef with over 15 years of experience in Hungary and London’s most prestigious restaurants and hotels including The Savoy, Corinthia, Galvin at Windows and Gordon Ramsay to name a few. As a development chef, attention to detail, high standards and creativity are most important to Andras. 

Francesca Zanni

Head Of Business Development

A highly competent Business Development Manager with over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality and F&B industries. 

Excellent at identifying and developing new business opportunities and turning client relationships into long term strategic partnerships. 

Francesca is a result-driven, detail oriented and enthusiastic professional, committed to meeting and exceeding targets and business objectives. Skilled in negotiation with stakeholders, operations, management, and sales, with a passion for exceptional customer service. 

Palvi Bodani

Head Of Brand & Marketing

An experienced and commercially aware senior marketing professional with a solid track record of successfully managing campaigns. Accustomed to working with senior management and board level across various different cultures and juggling multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced and changing environment. She is a strategic and creative thinker with an eye for detail, enjoys developing brand partnerships and creating and delivering comprehensive fully integrated marketing strategies.

Geraud Pfeiffer

Head Of Business Development

An innovative and highly driven Business Development Manager with over 7 years of experience in the hospitality and luxury industries. Geraud has a creative approach accompanied by strong communication and negotiation skills.  He is customer service orientated and delivery focused, whilst being fully committed to continual growth through sales planning, effective market analysis and implementation of successful business strategies.

Federico Pasian

Head Of Bars

A skilled and creative mixologist with over 10 years' experience in some of the most well-known bars across the globe.  Federico led the team at Paradiso, Barcelona, listed 67 in the World’s Best Bars in 2017 and prior to that was Head Bartender at The Mandarin Oriental 5* Hotel, Barcelona. After arriving in London, Federico was instrumental in the creative concepts behind new cocktail menus at Mayfair haunt Quaglino’s before embarking on his own project in Panama in 2020.  Combined with his enthusiasm to deliver the highest quality cocktails and best customer service he will ensure your menus stand out from the competition.

Marta Szelkowska

Senior HR Business Partner

An open-minded and energetic HR professional with a global mindset and over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Skilled in the management of complex employee relations cases, recruitment, talent management, training, organisation, design and development.

With a background in operational roles, Marta uses her business knowledge and acumen to provide pragmatic advice on a wide range of HR issues.