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David Moore, founding Director and the longstanding creative force behind Pied à Terre, can regularly be seen ‘Front of House’ in Pied à Terre and sister restaurant, L’Autre Pied.
With a career that spans some of the most illustrious establishments in the country including The Box Tree in Ilkley and Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxfordshire, David’s front of house management skills have also taken him to the Louis XV in Monaco and La Belle Otero in France.
David also has interests in Van Zellers restaurant in Harrogate.
Continuing to diversify, you may have caught him on BBC2 ‘The Restaurant‘ as one of the ‘Inspectors’.
Andy McFadden, was born in Ireland and from a young age was very passionate about great food. He endeavoured to make a career out of this passion and quickly stood out amongst his peers whilst studying.
Working his way through some of the best restaurants in Ireland and on the continent, he gained a wealth of knowledge and skills that are still with him to this day.
Inevitably his culinary trail landed him in London, where he took up the position of chef de partie under head chef at the time, Shane Osborn. It was there at sister restaurant, Michelin starred Pied à Terre that Andy refined his cooking skills and gained a renewed appreciation and understanding of ingredients.
In keeping with the Pied tradition which sees head chefs nurture and mentor rising stars in the industry with the intention of one day passing on the culinary baton, Andy was invited to take up the top position at L’Autre Pied in 2007. From October 2015, Andy is back at Pied à Terre, this time as Head Chef.
Previous Head Chefs
Marcus Eaves – Gained his first Michelin star at just 27-years-old – fourteen months after opening the doors of L’Autre Pied in 2007, in London’s Marylebone. After eight years, Marcus is pursuing his passion for local British produce in other ventures.
Richard Neat – Opening the doors of the restaurant with owner David Moore in 1991, Neat was at the helm of the kitchen until 1996, during which time he was awarded two Michelin stars. At the age of just twenty-nine, he was one of the youngest ever recipients of such an honour. After a string of successful ventures, Neat opened Park Cafe in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he is still at present.
Tom Aikens – Joining Pied à Terre in 1996 as head chef and co-proprietor, he maintained the restaurant’s two Michelin stars and became the youngest British chef to achieve this accolade. He was 26. Three years later, he left Pied à Terre, returned to La Tante Claire, and then took a break from restaurant kitchens. In 2003, Aikens opened Tom Aikens Restaurant in Chelsea and more recently opened a second, brasserie-style restaurant, Tom’s Kitchen.
Shane Osborn – Osborn joined Pied à Terre in 1999, and became the first Australian to attain Michelin status. His enviable CV has seen him working as Sous Chef to Tom Aikens at Pied à Terre, with Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing opening L’Oranger, and helping win a Michelin star as Junior Sous Chef at The Square, a two star Michelin restaurant before joining Pied à Terre. Osborn has now happily handed over the reins to his one-time protégé Marcus Eaves.