Launceston Place

How I Got Here: Ian Toogood American-born general manager of the D&D London-owned Launceston Place

How I Got Here: Ian Toogood

By James McAllister

The American-born general manager of the D&D London-owned Launceston Place on a life spent working in hospitality, and changing the perception that working in restaurants is not a 'real career'.

Alan Stewart, head chef of Manson in Fulham

Career Profile: Alan Stewart

By Emma Eversham

Alan Stewart’s passion for cooking started with a part-time job at Hammersmith gastropub The Anglesea Arms. He worked in support roles at Chez Bruce and Launceston Place in London before taking up his current position of head chef at Manson in London.

Mickey Narea, head sommelier at Launceston Place

After hours with… Mickey Narea

By Becky Paskin

US-born Mickey Narea traded in a high-flying career in finance for one of wine, and with just six months restaurant experience, migrated to London to begin his first sommelier position at Launceston Place

Steve Groves

After hours with....Steve Groves

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality catches up with one of hospitality's top achievers for the lowdown on his career and thoughts about the industry

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