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Fred Sirieix

Fred Sirieix is the 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. Since 2015 Fred is also recognized for his role as the host and charismatic Maitre d'H in the much loved First Dates series on Channel 4 with the programme most recently winning a BAFTA for Best Reality and Constructed Factual.

Our incredibly charming Maître'd of the First Dates restaurant, is yet again about to win the hearts of our nation with his charming new book. 'The Art of Love', is set to help us all; whether we're on a quest to find 'the one', or simply want to discover more about how to connect with someone and sustain the magic. With his unique take on romance, Fred reveals his recipe for a perfect date, and hopefully a perfect match.

First Dates is getting a hotel spin-off set in the French countryside. ‘First Dates Hotel’ sees Maître D’ Fred Siriex and his team welcome a whole host of hopeful singletons from all over the UK. Here, the First Dates team are inviting guests still looking for “the one” for a more intensive and tailor- made matching making experience. This new series will include a brand new format where if the answer is ‘Yes’ their stay will be extended in romanticfrench settings! And for some who don't meet with success on their first date, they will be re-matched for a second chance at finding love.

Fred is a dynamic and highly driven individual – 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). In 2010 Fred was nominated Manager of the year at the Cateys awards. In October 2011 Fred was awarded the "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 awards. More recently Fred launched on Christmas Day 2012 National Waiters Day to celebrate all Front of House staff and inspire people in hospitality careers. At the 30th Cateys Awards Fred was awarded the prestigious Manager of the Year 2013 Cateys. In 2014 at the Imbibe Personality of the year awards 2014, Fred was nominated for Industry Legend of the year.

In March 2014 Fred also received an Honorary MBA from the University of West London. In September 2014 Fred and his team at Galvin at Windows won the Food Service Award at the AA Awards 2014-2015. Starting his career as a Chef de Rang at the 3 stars Michelin restaurant La Tante Claire Fred then went on to develop his career in various roles in many of London top restaurants including Le Gavroche, Sartoria, Brasserie Roux. 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 in the best hotels, restaurants and bars of London and Scotland. Fred created The Mayfair Park and Tower Race to raise funds every year since 2008 for Galvin's Chance and in September 2012 he organised and fought Marcus Wareing in a boxing tournament called Rumble in the Kitchen which raised £55,000 for Galvin’s Chance. In January 2016 Fred received the British Citizen Award for his charitable work.

He is a keen runner and amateur boxer and his motto is "learn forever, enjoy life and make a difference". His interests include philosophy, history, business and sports. He lives in Peckham and is the proud father of two beautiful children, Andrea and Matteo- Lucien.

Date Publication Title Links
23/06/17 Attitude Active Article
17/02/17 The Sun Do’s and Dont’s from TV’s Top French Love Guru Article
18/01/17 The Daily Telegraph ‘It was the most romantic first date in my life’ Article
09/01/17 Heat Magazine Turns out First Dates FITLORD Fred Sirieix is RIPPED Read Article
09/01/17 Digital Spy It turns out that Fred Sirieix off First Dates is RIPPED Read Article
09/01/17 The Sun First Dates Hotel maître’d Fred Sirieix strips to his trunks during sneak preview for next episode Read Article
09/01/17 What's On TV Fred relocates to the south of France for the First Dates Hotel! Read Article
09/01/17 Digital Spy First Dates Hotel is coming so we asked Fred… is January about to get sexy? Read Article
01/08/16 The Daily Mail What the dishiest Frenchman in Britain can teach you about l’amour Read Article
01/08/16 What the dishiest Frenchman in Britain can teach you about l’amour Read more: http://www.dailymail.
06/05/16 The Guardian Baftas 2016- meet television’s brightest stars Article
29/04/16 The Guardian French dressing: First Dates’ Fred on looks for love Article
20/04/16 TV Times First Dates Maitre d’ Fred Sirieix on why we should tuck into romance Article
20/04/16 Sunday Post iN10 10 tips from the Love Guru Article
20/04/16 Sunday Mirror Notebook French Fancy Article
20/04/16 Waitrose Weekend Fans of TV’s First Dates are hungry for Food of Love Article
15/04/16 Observer Food Monthly ‘Your usual table? Please follow me’ Article
15/04/16 Mirror First Date’s Fred Sirieix is a Celebrity Juice natural.. Article
13/04/16 Oryx Premium Magazine The art of superior service Article
13/04/16 Mail Online ‘I didn’t want to do it’ Article
13/04/16 Country & Townhouse We chat to First Date’s Maitre D’ Fred Sirieix ... Article
13/04/16 BBC World Service Tricks of the trade from a top-end waiter Article
13/04/16 Mail Online First Date’s Fred Sirieix gives top dating tips to love-seekers Article
09/03/16 TV & Satellite Week This Week on TV - First Dates Article
11/02/16 The Guardian Caring and sharing: the First Dates crew test Christmas canapés Read Article
17/01/16 Irish Independent First Dates’ maître d’ Fred Sirieix gives his advice on love Read Article
13/01/16 Coach Magazine First Dates’ Fred Sirieix Tells Us How He Stays Sexy Read Article