Julian Catzeflis
Director of Food and Beverage at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

Passion for hospitality started very early for me, I have always been driven by detail and looking after people. Being amazed what Restaurants could do and the passion food is served with was something from a young age I knew I wanted to be a part of.

I started my career as a chef and loved every minute of it. By chance I was asked to do a shift supporting the floor at Launceston Place Restaurant and was amazed that my first table was Lady Diana. On her next visit her aid requested that I look after her. I never did another shift in the kitchen.

Front of House combined my love of food and service and I found my place and never looked back.

My career has taken me through some wonderful restaurants and experiences. Conran Restaurants, Rules Restaurant, Roka, Zuma and now Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.

Working in the Hotel environment as an F&B Director has been a hugely challenging experience and one that I have had to adapt more than any other role.