The Team


From behind the scenes in the kitchen to out on the restaurant floor, read a little more about some of the people you may or may not see on a visit to The Wolseley.

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Fergal Lee

General Manager

David Stevens

Executive Chef

Edward Ross

Head Chef

Daniele Scarfone

Assistant General Manager

Clarissa Bray

Reception Manager

Matthew Silcock

Senior Maitre D’

Cesar Goncalves

Bar Manager

Fergal Lee

General Manager

Fergal first came to London in 1996 after graduating from the Galway Hotel School in Ireland. He worked within Forte Hotels at restaurant supervisor level for several years before joining O’Neill’s Bars at management level in 1998. Fergal joined J. Sheekey in 2001 and then moved to The Wolseley’s opening team in 2003 as a Head Waiter. Having worked his way up to Restaurant Operations Manager, he opened The Delaunay as Assistant General Manager in 2011 and was appointed General Manager there in January 2013. In December 2018, Fergal returned to Piccadilly in the role of General Manager.

David Stevens

Executive Chef

Born and trained in Australia, David’s job has since taken him all over the world, including Europe, Asia and the USA. Experiencing such diverse food cultures at first hand was both “a privilege and a joy” and it has continued to inform his cooking today. In his previous role as Group Pastry Chef, he enjoyed helping and supporting numerous staff across the company whilst driving our renowned pastry offer. Now, as Head Chef he is kept on his toes with a variety of new challenges across the whole of The Wolseley’s varied all-day food offer, along with managing one of the biggest brigades of Chefs in London. His top tip? “Technical ability will only get you so far… team it with great attitude”.

Edward Ross

Head Chef

Before he joined The Wolseley, Ed ran a small but busy kitchen at the Duke of York in Borough. Then in 2014, Ed first joined The Wolseley as a Commis Chef, before being promoted to Sous Chef – and after a stint with Michelin starred Restaurant Story in 2018, he returned to the fold as Sous Chef, and was promoted to Senior Sous Chef in June 2019. Now, Ed plays a leading role in menu development and design, and enjoys coaching and motivating his peers to develop and uphold The Wolseley’s standards. In December 2021, Ed was appointed Head Chef.

Daniele Scarfone

Assistant General Manager

Daniele has been involved in Hospitality since he was young – his father was a restaurant manager at home in Italy and by the time he was 21, Daniele had become restaurant manager of a small boutique hotel in the Dolomites. After a while he decided to explore London and since arriving has worked for the likes of Locanda Locatelli alongside opening the Bulgari hotel in Knightsbridge. In January 2013 he joined The Wolseley as a Senior Waiter and hasn’t looked back since. “I don’t believe there is another place in the restaurant world with the same vibe as The Wolseley.”

Clarissa Bray

Reception Manager

Clarissa’s passion for hospitality was evident from a young age. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in French and German, she gained valuable experience in luxury hotels across Germany and Austria, where she worked as a Chef de Rang. She then went on to join Hilton’s Elevator management training programme in Amsterdam and Frankfurt. And in February 2019, she joined the team at The Wolseley as Senior Maitre D’, before being promoted to Reception Manager in October 2021. Fluent in German and highly proficient in French, Clarissa notes that: “At The Wolseley, I can welcome you with British sophistication and European charm.”

Matthew Silcock

Senior Maitre D’

Matthew has worked in hospitality ever since he was a teenager, starting at The Wolseley as a waiter back in 2004. The group has also seen him work for The Delaunay, Zédel and Colbert, until he found his true calling as one of the many recognised and much-loved faces of The Wolseley family. Matthew fondly says, “Through working for Corbin & King, I’ve always felt like I am working for the best”.

Cesar Goncalves

Bar Manager

Originally from Portugal, Cesar previously worked as a software developer and database manager; it was only upon moving to London in 2015 that his career in hospitality commenced. His first position was as a Commis Waiter at Belgo in Covent Garden, where he went on to become a Waiter and then Bartender. Cesar started at The Wolseley in October 2016 in the same role, becoming Bar Supervisor in July 2018 and Bar Manager in October 2018. And the most enjoyable aspect of his job? “Being behind a great beverage offering and learning more and more each day through great experiences in the amazing environment that is The Wolseley.”

Experience The Wolseley yourself

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