Secret Service by Fred Sirieix
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A great restaurant is as much about the service as the food. It’s about the smile when you arrive, the way you’re seated at your table, the glass of your favourite wine appearing as if by magic. Nothing is too much trouble. The art of perfect service may seem effortless but what’s really going on behind the scenes…?
From belligerent Michelin-starred chefs to Bollinger-swigging managers,Britain’s best-known, best-loved maitre d’ is here to lift the lid on life behind the scenes of the world’s best restaurants. With over 25 years’ experience of charming guests, Fred Siriex has seen and heard it all, and as always, he’s here to help.
In Secret Service Fred shares his hilarious and hair-raising tales of life front-of-house, divulging his philosophy about how to ensure a first-class restaurant experience, and showing who’s ultimately in control in the dining room. Pull up a chair, settle in and prepare for the juiciest meal of your life as Fred reveals the highs, the lows and the keys to life on the other side of the table, all in his own inimitable style.
About the Author:
Fred Sirieix has worked front-of-house at some of the country's top restaurants including La Tante Claire and Le Gavroche, and is general manager at Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows in the London Hilton Park Lane. He is the iconic host and maître d' in Channel 4's First Dates, now into its seventh series, and is author of the First Dates book, The Art of Love. He also presents the spin-off show First Dates Hotel, and co-hosted Michel Roux's Service on BBC2 in 2011. In 2012 Fred established National Waiters' Day in order to celebrate and inspire young people working in the service industry.
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