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Meet The Woodspeen

“Everyone at The Woodspeen brings their own unique flair & flavour” – Peter Eaton

Our team is the driving force behind such a great and beautiful guest experience. With every individual truly passionate about what they are doing, we persue constant development for them so they can truly evolve their career to the next level. We’re so proud of our team as they are a true extension of what we do at The Woodspeen!

Alex Fasoli MCA


Originally from Verona in Italy, Alex has worked in some of the most illustrious and iconic restaurants in the world – including The Ritz London and Cliveden House, among others internationally.

Alex also spent time at the two Michelin-starred restaurant, The Vineyard, working for Sir Peter Michael. He joined the launch of The Woodspeen, from the outset in 2014.

In 2017, he was awarded a Master of Culinary Arts by The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, the UK’s highest culinary and hospitality honour.

Peter Eaton


With previous experience from Le Manor aux Quat’Saisons and The Vineyard, Peter brings a dynamic and knowledgeable presence within our brigade. 

Since the beginning in 2014 Peter has been with us, developed his team and now oversees our entire culinary operation. If you don’t see him on the pass, no doubt he’ll be over the road in our cookery school. A perfect place to learn the best cookery tips you could ask for!


Sam Brennan


He’s all about bringing out the best in his team, helping them grow and enjoy cooking as much as he does. For Sam, cooking is about sharing good times and great food with those around him, making every meal a memorable guest experience.

A desire to learn and always push and innovate is the passion and focus of Sam. The infectious energy rubs off on all of us and really makes us push further for greater things every day!


Andre Marchand


Andre’s father was a great French chef, whose creativity and passion for food inspired him to pursue a career in hospitality himself. Andre graduated after 6 years of catering school in France where he worked closely with Michelin star chefs like Piege at the Crillon Palace in Paris. During his time in France, Andre also been awarded of a MAF, for one of the best young chef of the year.

After working in Asia and Sweden, Andre moved to West Berkshire for the launch of The Woodspeen, from the very start in 2014. He has been since tirelessly inspiring and developing our teams in all our restaurants and looking after our lovely guests.

Thomas Gammella

Thomas Gammella


Thomas was born in Milan, Lombardy, but his family origins are from Romagna, Veneto and Campania – a melting pot of different cultures and style of foods merged together. He studied at the prestigious Hospitality University E.Maggia, in Stresa, Piedmont and, at the same time, he worked in one of the most prestigious restaurants in Milan. After graduating Thomas left Italy to work at the Michelin starred Woodspeen Restaurant in Berkshire followed by our sister restaurant, The Clockspire. In 2019, he received an award of excellence from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, the most prestigious award available to young people in the hospitality industry today and re-join as Restaurant Director The Woodspeen.

Thomas was named the Gold Service Scholarship’s 2022 Scholar on 15th February at a gala reception and presentation at Claridge’s in London, launched in 2012 as the UK’s most prestigious Front House of award.


Woodspeen Careers

Do you have a knack for turning the everyday into something exceptional? Are you driven to constantly improve, to make every moment count, and to strive for nothing less than perfection?

If so, we’d love for you to join our vibrant and passionate team, dedicated to providing outstanding food, wine, and service. If you’re enthusiastic and motivated, please send us your CV along with why you’re excited to be part of our team. Please note that we can only consider applicants eligible to live and work in the UK.