Fred Sirieix is the charismatic French love guru, and everyone’s favourite Maitre D(J), best known for hosting the much-loved Channel 4 reality show, First Dates. He also happens to be General Manager at Galvin at Windows, the Michelin-starred restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane. Fred co-hosted with Michel Roux jnr in the BBC2 series about service and hospitality, “Michel Roux’s Service”. Fred and Galvin at Windows also appeared in The Apprentice on BBC1 in spring 2012.
Fred is a dynamic and highly driven individual, and a true ambassador for the Hospitality industry. Under his leadership Galvin at Windows won the Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year (Hotel Cateys 2007), Best Front of House (Tatler Awards 2007) and Best Hotel Bar (Imbibe Awards 2009). Fred himself was nominated Manager of the year at the prestigious Cateys awards in 2010 and 2013, and 2011 saw him voted “Personality of the year 2011” at the National Restaurant awards for his charity work and relentless promotion of his profession. In 2012 Fred was voted Educator of the year at the Imbibe Personality of the Year Awards.
Fred is passionate about training and staff development. His boundless energy has him as the creator and driving force behind the Galvin Cup (cocktail competition) that awards young bartending talent, and Galvin’s Chance, a charity supporting underprivileged youth in front of house roles at the best hotels, restaurants and bars in London and Scotland. Fred also created The Mayfair Park and Tower Race to raise funds annually for the charity. His extensive charity work saw Fred awarded the British Citizen Award fat the start of this year for his charitable work.
Add to these talents Fred’s passion for music and innate capacity to put together a spectacular playlist – including his favourite hip hop and reggae genres – and have fun behind the decks, and it’s little wonder this handsome Cupid-in-a-sharp suit is a top Celebrity DJ choice for corporate and private functions alike (also available for hosting and MCing).