Andy was born in Birmingham and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. After graduating from university he moved to Brighton where he began his culinary career at the age of 22.
While in London Andy met Gordon and began what was to be a long lasting working relationship with him. He was at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s from its opening and stayed for two and half years, working his way up to senior sous chef, before spreading his wings and heading to Italy.
He spent a year and a half doing stages in the kitchens of restaurants in Rome, which was followed by a short spell as Chef de Partie with Gualtiero Marchesi at his 2 star restaurant outside Milan. In 2005 Andy moved to Japan to open Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in Tokyo at the prestigious Conrad Hotel.
After 3 years in Tokyo, Andy moved to New York for a 6 month period as Head Chef at Maze at the London NYC. Following this, Andy moved to Los Angeles to become Executive Chef at Gordon’s restaurant in the London Hotel, West Hollywood, which was awarded a Michelin star within three months of opening. After two years in LA, Andy has returned to London for the grand re-opening of the Savoy Grill where he oversees the kitchen as Head Chef.
Thomas Sorcinelli was born in Corinaldo in the Marche region on Italy’s Adriatic coast. Influenced by the area’s tourist industry, Thomas left school to study for the Hospitality Management Diploma at college. On graduation, he pursued his career in fine dining and accepted the position of Waiter at the Michelin starred restaurant Symposium. Thomas then trained as a Sommelier and and moved to London in 2002, working at Assaggi in Notting Hill. He furthered his training as a Sommelier and was promoted to Assistant Manager at Assaggi, while the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2005.
Two years were to follow at Alloro in St James’s and Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor in Knightsbridge, before he joined the internationally renowned hotel, The Ritz London on Piccadilly, as Head Sommelier. He continued with his studies in the wine industry achieving an award to the Court of Master Sommelier as a Certified Sommelier, and as a Certified Pauillac Tester by Baron Phillipe de Rothschild in Bordeaux. He was instrumental in launching The Cigar Shop into the hotel and created a bespoke House Red Wine exclusive to The Ritz with Chateau Mouton Rothschild. A brief period followed in 2012 as General Manager at the Individual Restaurant Company with the launch and management of the company’s flagship, Piccolino’s in Heddon Street in Mayfair, before a return to his beloved fine dining. Thomas joined the Gordon Ramsay Group in July 2013 as General Manager of The Savoy Grill.
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