Fred Sirieix's Biography
Who is Fred Sirieix?Fred Sirieix was brought up in Limoges in France where his parents worked in the health service.
He went to catering college, where he started to specialise in working front of house.
Sireix began working as a Chef de Rang, a waiter in charge of a certain area of the restaurant, at the 3 stars Michelin restaurant La Tante Claire.
He then went on to work front of house at restaurants such as the Bluebird Cafe, Le Gavroche, Sartoria, Brasserie Roux, before becoming general manager at Galvin at Windows, the restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Fred Sirieix co-hosted with Michel Roux the BBC2 series Michel Roux's Service.
A director on that show encouraged Fred Sirieix to join Channel 4's First Dates where he has been the maitre D’ since the third series.
First Dates is filmed at the Paternoster Chop House near St Paul’s Cathedral.
In 2016, Channel 4 announced that Sirieix would feature on a spin-off show to First Dates starting on 2 January 2017, called First Dates Hotel.
In 20-18, the BBC announced that Fred Sirieix was to host a new BBC 2 series Million Pound Menu.
In each programme he welcomes two different sets of restaurant hopefuls, seeking to secure investment.
Fred Sirieix lives with his partner Alex and their two children Andrea and Lucien in Peckham in south London.
He exercises every morning and enjoys running long distances and has even run an ultra-marathon.
In 2019, BBC2 commissioned Remarkable Places to Eat hosted by Fred Sirieix. Each week Fred is accompanied by a leading chef. In the first episode scheduled for 17 July he was joined by Angela Hartnett in Venice.
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