London House’s General Manger, Roberta, was born in Lithuania, but moved to Ireland as a small child. After leaving high school high school she got a summer job at Disneyland Paris which was her first exposure to working in hospitality. Roberta worked in the food and beverage sector at the theme park, doing everything from waiting tables, serving ice cream, and making hotdogs.
Roberta then went on to study hospitality management in one of the world’s leading hospitality universities in Shannon, Ireland. Her second year was an exciting one, as she moved to Belgium to work as an intern chef for a year, studying French cooking. She also had the chance to experience working in the restaurant’s front of house and the bar, hotel reception, and housekeeping. She says ‘this is where I fell in love with the food and beverage sector above all else’.
In 2015, Roberta made the move to London where she started her managerial career in 108 Brasserie whilst still studying. She says ‘I spent my managerial time here starting off as waitress on a final year placement. After my graduation in 2016, I decided to stay on at 108, where I was given such roles as restaurant supervisor and restaurant manager’.
Roberta is passionate about hospitality. ‘To me, hospitality is not only about the service, as anyone can deliver great standards. Hospitality is about how you make your guests feel while they are visiting your restaurant and using your products, it's about creating memorable experiences and creating deep customer connections’.