PEOPLE

Samir AitAftis

Restaurant Manager

Samir was part of the re-opening team in 2005 taking on the position of restaurant manager coming from C London, where is was part of the opening management team.  In 2009 Samir left Franco’s only to return three years later, again as the restaurant manager.  Samir brings a wealth of knowledge with him having worked in a diverse range of restaurants in London and abroad.  This time as well as managing the restaurant he is now responsible for overseeing all wine and drink purchases.

Stefano Turconi

Head Chef

Stefano joined Franco’s as a senior chef de partie two years after the restaurant’s initial re-design in 2005.  After successfully working in all the sections of the kitchen, he was soon promoted to the position of senior sous chef.  Two years later when the previous head chef resigned, it was an easy decision to promote Stefano to Head Chef.  Stefano continues to inspire and delight with new dishes on a daily basis.  Although from the north of Italy, Stefano has a passion for many of the ingredients from central and southern regions.  With Stefano’s thoughtful guidance, Franco’s continues to focus on ensuring the consistency and quality of all the products we serve.

Tamas Krasznai

Assistant Restaurant Manager

Tamas joined Franco’s in 2015 having been the Restaurant manager at Bevis Marks. He developed his eye for detail and ability to offer seamless service having learnt his skills at the Ritz working in the Palm Court department. His hands on approach ensures that no detail is missed and the guests always appreciate his good humour and candour.

Ainsley Clark

Breakfast Manager

Ainsley joined Franco’s as a Head Waiter. His passion, eye for detail and good nature ensured that he was not only popular with the staff but guests alike. His dedication and hard work ensured that when a management position arose he was the obvious choice. Ainsley has managed to develop the breakfast so that it is now considered one of the best restaurants for Breakfasts in St James’s and Mayfair.

Alexandra Athanassoula

Reception Manager

Alexandra joined Franco’s having worked previously at the reception of the restaurant ‘Dinner’ and Sketch.  Alexandra manages a team of three receptionists and assists Ainsley managing the breakfast service.  Her naturally abundant good nature is appreciated by our many regular guests who she recognises each time they return.

Piotr Krawczyk

Sous Chef

Piotr started as a Chef de Partie specialising in making all types of fresh pasta, a skill he learned at the restaurant Zafferano in London. His hard working and positive nature ensured that he was soon promoted to the position of Sous Chef.  Piotr still oversees the production of all fresh pasta but now also assists Stefano in the management of running the kitchen.

Jason Phillips

General Manager/Director

Jason is one of the founding directors that transformed Franco’s in 2005 into the modern Italian restaurant it is today.  Having completed The Savoy Group of Hotels & Restaurants management training program, Jason decided he preferred the flexibility and flare of working in stand-alone restaurants.  He was previously the general manager of the ‘C London’, formerly Cipriani London and The Avenue on St James’s Street.

Imogen Levy

Events & Marketing Manager

Imogen recently joined Franco’s as the private dining and events manager.  Her infectious, boundless energy is naturally inspiring and she brings passion and enthusiasm to every event she assists in organising.  Imogen comes from a background of sales and marketing as well as private dining and events, a powerful combination of skills which are appreciated by both existing and new guests alike.

Sophie Gill

Office & HR Manager

Sophie Gill initially started at Franco’s as a receptionist in 2010.  Her unmatched efficiency and organisational skills were soon spotted and she moved to the office assisting with administrative duties. Before long Sophie had taken on the responsibilities of managing the office, all Human Resources and recruitment activities and maintenance not only for Franco’s but also Wiltons.

We are always looking for dedicated people with exceptional standards to join our team.
Currently, we are looking for Commis Waiters, Chef de Rangs & Head Waiters/Waitresses.
For employment opportunities please contact Sophie Gill by sending us your CV below.