Angela Hartnett, MBE, is one of the UK’s most loved chefs and restaurateurs, known for her sophisticated yet simple, Italy-inspired cooking. Born in Britain, her passion for good, honest food and the best ingredients was instilled in her by her Italian grandmother and mother. After starting out in the kitchens at Aubergine, Zafferano, L’Oranger and Petrus, Angela became head chef at Petrus within seven short months, helping the restaurant to achieve a Michelin star. She went on to launch Amaryllis in Scotland; Verre in Dubai; Menu and The Grill Room at The Connaught, with Gordon Ramsay.
In 2007 Angela was awarded an MBE for services to the hospitality industry, and the following year she opened her own restaurant, Murano in Mayfair, where she is Chef Proprietor, and holds a Michelin star. Murano is one of the few restaurants to hold 4 AA rosettes and was included in the Good Food Guide’s Top 50 restaurants for 2015.
In 2012 Angela opened Hartnett Holder & Co in partnership with Robin Hutson and Chef Luke Holder. In September 2013 Angela launched the critically acclaimed Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch, in collaboration with Head Chef Neil Borthwick, and Canteen founders, Dominic Lake and Patrick Clayton-Malone. In November of that year she opened the similarly championed Café Murano, a brassier little sister to Murano, where she creates the menu with Sam Williams as Head Chef.
Angela has two cookbooks to her name, Cucina (2007) and Angela’s Kitchen (2011). Published by Ebury.
Sara is General Manager for Murano overseeing all aspects of running the business. Sara has worked alongside Angela for 3 years, first as General Manager for the Whitechapel Gallery during Angela’s tenure as consultant Head Chef, and now here at Murano.
Sara has run a number of restaurant operations in London and Cambridge and brings an assured authority to the service at Murano.
Pip moved to London at 19 and initially set out on a career as a graphic designer. Eight years later a love of food and cooking saw a career change and Pip began her journey as a professional chef with her first position under Angela at the recently opened York & Albany in Camden. Pip has remained with Angela ever since and become an increasingly important member of the team.
In 2014 Pip became Head Chef for Murano, only the second person to hold the position, which is a moment
she describes as the highlight of her career.
Raimund developed his passion for hospitality as a student in his home town of Vienna. A move to London saw Raimund working at the Ritz where he spent two years honing his skills before joining Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley as a Head Waiter. Raimund arrived at Murano in 2012 as Assistant Manager and was appointed Restaurant Manager in 2014.
Born on the Polish coast, Anna developed her passion for wine whilst working onboard luxury yachts. During her time spent living in Italy, France and Spain she gained first-hand experience of their diverse wine styles.
To broaden her knowledge she moved to UK in 2008, where she completed her Diploma in Wines and Spirits while working in the iconic 2 & 3 Michelin stared restaurants Gordon Ramsay, Le Manoir aux Quat´Saisons and Sat Bains.
Anna brings to Murano exceptional service skills and knowledge coupled with her passion for the world of wines and spirits.