Originally from Lyon, France, Anthony’s interest in the hospitality industry started at a young age as he grew up in the city’s Sofitel Hotel where his father worked. ‘My dad has always been my mentor and source of inspiration’ he says, and subsequently went on to study hospitality at École Hotelière Savoie Léman.
At 18 he worked weekends and holidays as a luggage porter before making the move to London to further his career. Starting at the Sofitel in St James, then Aqua Shard near London Bridge, his experience and confidence grew. Anthony joined us at Savoy Grill as Chef de Rang originally and says ‘Coming back as General Manager is a big achievement, it really means a lot to me.’
Anthony is passionate about delivering a memorable experience to guests from the minute they walk through the door. To do this, he believes having a sense of humour is key. ‘You almost have to be a comedian, you need the power to make people happy. It’s a remarkable industry and a real privilege to work in such a stunning establishment as the Savoy’.
Outside of work, he loves cooking, playing sport, and keeping on top of all the latest trends and experiences within the hotel, bar and restaurant world. Travel plays a big part in this and one of the most memorable trips he took was to Mumbai, India, where the exciting cuisine and exotic flavours really blew him away.