The Seven Sins of Brian Clivaz - CEO of the Devonshire Club
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    The Seven Sins of Brian Clivaz

    CEO of the Devonshire Club
    Brian Clivaz
    Brian Clivaz is a well-known fuller figure in the hotel and restaurant world. His career began at the The Dorchester Hotel working with Anton Mosimann. He trained in Paris at L’Hôtel Plaza Athenée and L’Hôtel Meurice He was Duty Manager at the Mandarin Hyde Park Hotel and transferred to Dubai to help establish the Dubai International Hotel.

    He became Managing Director of the Fourways Inn, Bermuda and then Managing Director of Simpson’s-in-the-Strand. He was Food & Beverage Director for The Savoy Group. He was the founding Director of Home House, private members’ club and Managing Director of Scott’s Restaurant, Mount Street.

    In 2005 he became Managing Director of The Arts Club and oversaw its transformation into one of London’s most fashionable and profitable private members’ club. In September 2012 he became Chairman of Coq d’Or Restaurants owners of Langan’s Brasserie, Odin’s and Shepherd’s restaurants. He is Director of L’Escargot Restaurant in Soho. He is CEO of the Devonshire Club, which recently launched in the City of London.
     
    Brian is a Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman – The Worshipful Company of Cooks, Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Fellow The Royal Society Arts, former President of The Réunion des Gastronomes, Member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. He was recently awarded an honorary MBA from the University of London.
     
    Wrath - What makes you angry about the hospitality industry?
    Brian Clivaz Seven Sins
    The lack of diversity in the higher echelons of the business. We have literally hundreds of different nationalities working in Hospitality UK from all sorts of ethnic and cultural backgrounds but still the industry is dominated by white males. There are female GM’s but very few black faces around the board tables.
     
    Greed - If all your food fantasies came true what would be on your Plate?
    Brian Clivaz Seven Sins
    A big dollop of caviar with blinis, lobster Thermidor, a nice high roast grouse traditionally served, then raspberries and cream, ending with Stilton and digestives, all served with good wine and finishing with a really old port.
     
    Sloth - What do you do to unwind?
    Brian Clivaz Seven Sins
    I love gardening but as I can’t do much of that when I finish work late at night, I tend to watch Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
     
    Pride - What are you most proud of?
    Brian Clivaz Seven Sins
    My father, he was a great man and quite modest about his achievements. He died 4 years ago aged 96 but still today people ask me if I am Tony Clivaz’ son.
     
    Lust - Is there anything that you are still lusting to achieve?
    Brian Clivaz Seven Sins
    I always have a new project on the go. We have just launched Devonshire Club in the City of London and that took 3½ years of work from first viewing the site to opening. Many projects just don’t get off the ground, for one reason or another, so you have to have several irons in the fire and a very large fire!
     
    Envy - who are you most envious of?
    Brian Clivaz Seven Sins
    I am not envious of anyone – that is a dangerous game to play. I look at Instagram and sometimes wish I was with those friends that seem to be on endless holidays in exotic places. We can all achieve great things and I firmly believe that life is what you make it and is there to be lived.
     
    Gluttony - have you ever over indulged? 
    Brian Clivaz Seven Sins
    Too right soldier!
     
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