Executive Chef, Owner
"Chef Phil Fanning is one of the bright young things in the British food scene, he began cooking at an early age and even made an appearance on Junior Masterchef as a finalist in 1997.
His style is distinctly contemporary, without falling into the trap of being modern for the sake of being modern. He tempers his classical French roots with far-reaching ingredients and an eye for theatrical mischief. ” – Great British Chefs.
Financial Director, Owner
In her career Claire has worked for some of the country’s finest restaurants and industry figures, including Tom Kerridge’s two Michelin Starred Hand and Flowers and Heston Blumenthal’s Hind’s Head in Bray.
This experience, coupled with her love of fine food and wine and a passion for top quality service makes her an inspirational figurehead for the team at Paris House.
Acting Restaurant Manager
Debbie joined us in 2017 as Head Waitress and has now progressed to Acting Restaurant Manager.
Debbie is local to the area and is our resident songbird – ALWAYS singing. She is passionate about her 2 enormous dogs and her fabulous eyelashes.
Howie has been involved in wine for over 20 years, from buying to food matching, editorial to wine flights, with a share in a small vineyard in Italy. His knowledge and compelling stories of wine-growing regions make him a very welcome member of the team!
Dan joined us in November 2016. As Phil's right-hand-man he oversees all the sections, assists with menu design and staff training and runs the pass.
He is passionate about Modernist cuisine and loves to read about it, as well as practise it here at Paris House.
Chef de Partie
Bega joined us in 2018 as a bit of a wild card. With limited experience, he sold himself on passion, commitment and personality and has worked tirelessly to grow from Commis to CDP in just a year.
Originally from Romania, Bega has been passionate about food since he can remember and has always dreamt of working in fine dining.
Bega is an avid follower of modernist cooking trends and a party DJ!
Assistant Restaurant Manager
Thomas joined the team in 2018 and has brought with him lots of fun & laughter. He is a wizard on the bar and has developed some of the fabulous recipes on our cocktail menu.
Thomas hails from Rouen, France and has worked in 4* & 5* French hotels until we enticed him to come and join us. He loves spending time with friends and family, laughing and talking.
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Part Time Waiter/Waitress
We are looking for a part time member of the front of house team. Customer service and guest satisfaction is of utmost importance. If you're passionate about these things, see our current vacancies.
Chef de Partie
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Chef de Partie
We are looking for a passionate and capable new CDP to join our kitchen team. You will be expected to run a section, taking responsibility for the effective execution of all dishes, ensuring consistent presentation and customer happiness. We expect a Chef de Partie to be able to develop the more junior members of the team, taking pride in passing on knowledge and sharing creative ideas.
See our current vacancies.
Catherine was given one of our Chef for the Day experiences for Christmas back in 2017. She enjoyed it so much, she asked if she could come back for some work experience. Then we enjoyed her so much, we offered her a job.
Catherine worked with us part time while completing her Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery at North Hertfordshire College. She graduated in July 2019 and is now a permanent member of staff, working part time when on release from her full time job as a mum to 2 boys!
With Scottish roots, Natalie worked for Cameron House Hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond as Assistant Restaurant Manager over 3 sites. Since then she has honed her administrative skills in several roles before bringing her happy smiley self back to the hospitality industry.
Natalie loves clay pigeon shooting, wine drinking and horse-riding – but not all at once!
Head of Brand & Marketing
Jo spent 10 years working in creative agencies before spending another 12 in retail working in various roles from Brand and Commercial Marketing to Store Branding & Design. She took the leap away from big corporate business 3 years ago and hasn’t looked back.
Jo loves food & wine, holidays, her two children, apostrophes and her husband – in that order!