Sophie Gill

Head of People & Operations

Sophie Lacoudray 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.

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 Gaelle managing the breakfast service.  Her naturally abundant good nature is appreciated by our many regular guests who she recognises each time they return.

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.

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 he 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.

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.

We are always looking for dedicated people with exceptional standards to join our team.
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