I started my journey in hospitality at the age of 15 where I was working in our local Harvester restaurant, clearing tables. I grew up within the restaurant industry and whilst at University I had a fantastic opportunity to spend a year working at one of America’s best hotels in Colorado Springs. This ignited my passion and this has led to experiences in Canada, South of England, London and to my recent promotion of Hotel Manager at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea.
It was whilst in London, where I was at the Ritz London in the position of Food and Beverage Manager, that I inherited the Champagne calendar and regular Champagne Dinners. This experience then led to the opportunity to join the 2015 cohort of the Champagne Academy. This immersive experience is the essence of what we aim to do in hospitality and the knowledge gained the course I will value for a lifetime.
My passion for hospitality has grown because I have seen the power it has on changing people's lives and I have made it my mission to inspire a new generation of hoteliers to continue this highly rewarding work.
In 2018 I was officially welcomed onto the Champagne Academy Committee and I am looking forward to playing my part in the future of the Academy and building on the great work of the chairmen before me