The Woodspeen — Woodspeen

Meet our team

Join our team

We are always looking for dedicated and talented people who thrive on working together to create delicious food and provide warm attentive service. If you love to learn, and are passionate about your work, we’d like to hear from you.

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.

Andre Marchand

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.

Peter Eaton


Peter worked previously at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and at The Vineyard, both two Michelin-starred restaurants.

He joined the launch of The Woodspeen, from the beginning in 2014 and now oversees our entire culinary operation. Sometimes you will find Peter teaching a class or two in our cookery school as well.

His encyclopaedic knowledge of food, combined with his leadership, make him our perfect Executive Chef.

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.