la cuisine: Damien Fremont
Born in Caen in Normandy, North West of France in 1985, Damien first came to London in 2008 to work for Philippe Vandewalle at the Ritz Club as a commis Chef.
Damien returned to Deauville, Normandy in 2010, joining a prestigious 5 star hotel, le Royal Barriere, working for two years as a Chef de Partie at Michelin star restaurant l’Etrier.
Damien came back to London in the Summer 2012 to work in the famous restaurant Bistrot Bruno Loubet near King’s Cross.
Damien was awarded 1st place by the prestigious Escoffier national competition, in October 2012. He was then awarded 3rd place at the International final in Venice in 2013.
In 2013, together with his friend and associate Christopher Nespoux, he founded Gastronhome, a catering and private dining concept, which promotes traditional and regional French cuisine with a modern touch.
la salle: Christopher Nespoux
Christopher inherited his passion for the world of gastronomy from his father Jean-Pierre Nespoux, who once ran a French 5 star Mobil guide restaurant in Chicago called “Le Perroquet” where Chris was born.
Passionate about the world of gastronomy and Parisians cabarets, which his uncle used to own on the Champs-Élysées, Chris began his career at le Pichet, a fine dining brasserie in Paris as a Commis Chef. He then joined the famous Parisian cabaret le Lido as a barman at only 18 years of age!
Christopher spent 4 years in this magical place, before meeting Salvatore Casa-Lesina, manager at the Ritz, who convinced him to join the Ritz Club in London as a Chef de Rang. This is where he met his friend and associate Damien Fremont, working on his days off as a chef.
Christopher spent 4 years at the Ritz Club before joining the Ritz London restaurant as a Sommelier.
In 2013, he decided to follow his dreams and founded Gastronhome.