Brian Clivaz is a well-known figure in the hotel and restaurant world. His career began in the kitchens of The Dorchester Hotel working with Anton Mosimann. He trained in Paris at L’Hotel Plaza Athénée and L’Hotel Meurice. He was Duty Manager at the Mandarin Hyde Park Hotel and transferred to Dubai to help establish the Dubai International Hotel. He became Managing Director of the Fourways Inn, Bermuda and then Managing Director of Simpson’s-in-the-Strand. He was Food & Beverage Director for The Savoy Group.
He was the founding Director of Home House, private members’ club and Managing Director of Scott’s Restaurant, Mount Street. He became Managing Director of The Arts Club and oversaw its’ transformation into one of the most vibrant private members clubs in London. Thereafter he became executive Chairman of Cod D’Or Restaurant Company owners of Langan’s Brasserie, Shepherd’s, and Odin’s. In 2013 he joined forces with Laurence Isaacson to acquire L’Escargot, London’s oldest and most glamorous French restaurant.
Brian is a Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman – The Worshipful Company of Cooks, Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Fellow The Royal Society of Arts, former President of The Reunion des Gastronomes, main Board Member of the Academy of Culinary Arts, and a member of the British Hospitality Association’s Club panel. Until recently he was Chairman of The Arts Club Charitable Trust and Chairman of The Greater London Fund for the Blind. Brian has an MBA from the University of London. He has been an advisor to a number of companies including 50 St James’, The Royal Academy of Arts, and the Café Royal.