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Secret Service: Lifting the lid on the restaurant world
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Secret Service: Lifting the lid on the restaurant world (Hardback)

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Secret Service is a no-holds-barred look at the service industry: its highs, its lows, the eccentric characters. From dangerous liaisons under dining tables to after-hours punch-ups, the UK's most famous maitre-d' Fred Sirieix spills the beans on this edgy industry in the front-of-house reply to Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. With over 25 years' experience of charming guests at the world's top restaurants, Fred has seen it ALL. He can tell you how to get a table at a restaurant that's booked solid for months ahead, how to secure the best seat in the room, how to spot when you're being 'upsold'. And he's got all the gossip on what goes on behind the scenes - the furious paddling under the surface while the waiting staff glide effortlessly around the dining room. Fascinating, funny and touching, Fred's natural empathy, charm and candour make this an essential read for anyone who's ever stepped foot inside a restaurant - and he will inspire anyone ambitious to be a part of this extraordinary industry.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyMemoirsFood & DrinkTV / celebrity chef cookbooksTechnicalOther technologies & applied sciencesOther vocational technologies & tradesHotel & catering trades Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9781787130111  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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 maitre 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 2016 Fred established National Waiters' Day in order to celebrate and inspire young people working in the service industry.

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