LEE WESTCOTT – EXECUTIVE CHEF
Executive Chef Lee Westcott has worked alongside some of the world’s most innovative chefs, experiences which have shaped his signature cuisine of modern European food. His background includes working with Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens, whose eponymous restaurant he headed for two years, and stages at Per Se and Noma. Additionally, Lee has helmed two of Jason Atherton’s restaurants in Hong Kong.
Now he has returned to London to oversee Typing Room at Town Hall Hotel, his first solo venture. Here, his focus is on showcasing the best of seasonal and local British produce.
PAUL HALLIWELL – RESTAURANT MANAGER
Born in Yorkshire, Paul began his career working in country house hotels before a stint as Hotel Manager in Andalucía, Spain. Moving to London in late 2004, Paul headed up the front of house in some of London’s finest neighbourhood restaurants; the Glasshouse in Kew, Odette’s in Primrose Hill, and La Trompette in Chiswick. He completed a spell with the Gordon Ramsay Group in Maze and Petrus before overseeing the opening of London House Battersea.
In November 2014, Paul joined Typing Room bringing with him an insistence for a warm and genuine approach to hospitality, alongside a highly polished and knowledgeable service.
FREDERIC MARTI – HEAD SOMMELIER
Frederic Marti, who grew up in Toulouse, France, began his journey in the wine industry at an early age, working at a number of prestigious hotels and restaurants including two Michelin starred Les Ambassadeurs and Ferme Auberge de Capelougue. In March 2013 he moved to the UK to work at Pollen Street Social, before becoming head sommelier at Little Social.
Fred joins Typing Room bringing with him a passion for bio-dynamic wines or in his words “back to nature”, and a wealth of knowledge of the drinks industry. His style is approachable, informative and fun, listing his influences as such renowned sommeliers including Eric Zwiebel at Summer Lodge Hotel and Josep Roca at Celler de Can Roca.