General Manager Nicolas Bierry
After starting an apprenticeship aged 17 Nicolas, who is from Meaux in France, immediately loved the buzz of the hospitality industry. During his apprenticeship Nicolas says ‘I was very lucky to work for two years at Le Grand Véfour, a 2 Michelin star restaurant in Paris which was opened in the 1700s. I met a very professional team who inspired me to travel and go to London to learn English’.
Nicolas’ first position in the UK was at The Waterside Inn, in Bray, as Commis de Rang and he also worked at Le Gavroche, before moving to Canada in 2006 to take up his first Restaurant Manager position at The Inn at Manitou. This was one of his fondest memories, with another being his General Manager role at 2 Michelin UMU Restaurant in London between 2014-16. ‘Gaining the second Michelin star in 2016 was certainly a highlight in my career’ he says.
After Canada, Nicolas travelled to Japan in 2007 to work for a year at the Signature Restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo before returning to London.
Nicolas joined Gordon Ramsay Restaurants in 2009, becoming Assistant Restaurant Manager for Pétrus when the restaurant opened in its current location, Kinnerton Street. He remained with Pétrus for over five years and is excited to be back at the restaurant five years later, as General Manager.
Nicolas loves working with people, he really enjoys ‘building my team and see my younger colleagues grow in the industry’. Outside of work, Nicolas says he enjoys the simple things. Going to the gym, spending time with family, and picking his daughter up from school.