Sopwell House in St Albans has appointed Aurore Lagabec as restaurant and cocktail bar manager.
In her new role, Lagabec will oversee the hotel’s two-AA-rosette restaurant, and the elegant cocktail lounge, which look out on 12-acres of beautiful gardens.
Aurore arrived in London from Brittany in 2000, starting her career at Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous three-Michelin-starred restaurant on Royal Hospital Road. She worked alongside many industry greats, including Ramsay himself and Marcus Wareing. During her five formative years at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, she progressed from Hostess to guest relations manager.
She then worked for Tom Aikens and Restaurateur Marlon Abela, which enabled her to further expand her front of house skills. In 2014, Lagabec became restaurant manager of Pascal Aussignac’s prestigious Club Gascon in Smithfield’s London where she gained invaluable experience.
Aurore brings 17 years of experience to Sopwell House, priding herself on looking after and bringing joy to her guests. She is looking forward to sharing her experience and knowledge with the hotel’s passionate team.