French-born and trained, Lasnon’s culinary journey has taken him across the world, where he has brought his distinctive flair and wealth of experience to luxury hotels and resorts including Royal Mirage in Dubai, Kempinski in Istanbul, and Marrakech’s La Mamounia. Having most recently headed up the kitchen at The Murray in Hong Kong, Lasnon is returning to London for the first time in over twenty years to take up this high-profile role at The Savoy.
Bringing 30 years of experience to The Savoy, Lasnon is keen to introduce fresh ideas while still respecting the hotel’s legendary history and tradition. Before introducing his signature-style, Lasnon will begin his appointment by spending time to understand every aspect of The Savoy; its culture, what it means to people, and what guests expect when they enter this world-famous hotel. Believing strongly in the importance of local ingredients and supporting the finest British producers, he aims to bring the very best that the United Kingdom has to offer to The Savoy.
This Autumn, Lasnon will be implementing subtle changes across the food offering throughout the hotel including the launch of a new breakfast menu and a refashioned in-room dining offering. He will also oversee the launch of the new Bill of Fare in Simpson’s in the Strand following the recent appointment of chef de cuisine, Adrian Martin.
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Notes to editor: Mr Fabrice Lasnon replaces Mr Holger Jackisch as executive chef at The Savoy.
Describing himself as a typical French chef, Lasnon studied classical French Michelin star cooking near his birthplace in Normandy. Having continued his fledgling career in Parisian Michelin starred restaurants, Lasnon travelled to New Orleans, where he learned to cook Creole food, discovered haute cuisine, and met his wife.
From there, it was a three year stop off in London before heading to Madeira and then Cairo. Having learned the art of Middle Eastern cuisine, Lasnon then went on to open the Royal Mirage in Dubai before joining Ciragan Palace, Kempinski in Istanbul as Executive Chef. Having received a call to oversee the re-launch of La Mamounia, Lasnon spent five happy years in Marrakech before heading to the Mandarin Oriental in Turkey. Following this, he returned to Dubai, this time at The Versace Hotel before making the move to Asia and the Murray in Hong Kong.
After twenty years on the road Lasnon and his family have decided to return to Europe and for him, Europe is most definitely London. As he puts it, “When The Savoy comes to your door, it’s difficult to say ‘no’. London is a home for us and it seems natural to come back.”
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