Our teams are made up of brilliant individuals and we asked a few of them to share some insights here with us…

Candice, Bar Supervisor at Polpetto

Hometown: Etrez, France

Eating: Burrata, braised leeks, rosemary salmoriglio

Drinking: Polpetto Martini – house infused Beefeater 24, Italicus Bergamot Liqueur, Cinzano Extra Dry 1757, olive

Listening to: The xx

Did you know? Candice holds a Masters degree in Contemporary Art from the University of Montpellier!

James, Group Executive Chef at POLPO Ltd

Hometown: Cornwall, UK

Eating: Sliced sirloin steak, kale & field mushrooms

Drinking: Aperol Spritz

Listening to: Soul

Did you know? Whilst travelling in Cambodia, James enjoyed eating some of the local delicacies – including fresh duck blood!

Fernando, Assistant Manager at Spuntino

Hometown: Huesca, Spain

Eating: Steak tartare

Drinking: Sazerac

Listening to: Keep In Mind EP, by Kyle Lionhart

Did you know? Prior to moving to London, Fernando was a professional handball player and competed internationally!

Margherita, Sous Chef at POLPO Brighton

Hometown: Naples, Italy

Eating: Lamb chump with caponata

Drinking: Negroni

Listening to: “Albachiara” by Vasco Rossi

Did you know? Before meeting her husband and settling in the UK, Margherita travelled all over South America tasting the different foods of Latin America and beyond!

Thea, Assistant Manager at POLPO Covent Garden

Hometown: Ǻrhus, Denmark – “The City of Smiles”

Eating: Chickpea, spinach & ricotta meatballs

Drinking: Negroni

Listening to: Rome, by Danger Mouse

Did you know? Thea has read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 16 times!

Vittorio, Head Chef at POLPO Soho

Hometown: Catania, Sicily

Eating: Pea, basil & robiola arancini

Drinking: Aperol Spritz

Listening to: Classical – especially Mozart & Beethoven

Did you know? Vittorio holds a Grade 8 in classical piano and has performed in concerts at the Vienna Opera House!


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