The Seven Sins of David Moore - Owner of Restaurant Pied ŗ Terre
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The Seven Sins of David Moore

Owner of Restaurant Pied ŗ Terre
David Moore
David Moore has been a prominent figure in the hospitality industry since starting his career at The Box Tree, Ilkley over 30 years ago. He went on to spend 6 years at Le Manoir aux Quat Saison, in Oxford with Raymond Blanc before founding Restaurant Pied ŗ Terre, in 1991. LíAutre Pied followed in 2007 and the acclaimed pop-up Pieds Nus, in 2013.

In spite of new ventures, David is never far from Pied ŗ Terre. As an established restaurateur he is constantly evolving in the industry and culinary world. Pied ŗ Terre is now in its 27th year on Charlotte Street, gaining a second Michelin star in 1996. It is now in its 25th year in the Michelin guide. Pied ŗ Terre continues its support of contemporary art with the Artist in Restaurant programme, the first restaurant to launch a resident artist competition.
David is also a founding partner of the LCC, with Raymond Blanc and Sarah Willingham (of Dragon Den fame). The Company owns and operates 8 bars in the central London. LCC has recently raised £1m for expansion, with plans to open 3 bars this year.

Working on a very different restaurant concept, David took One Sixty, Smokehouse and Bar under his wing, in partnership with Sean Martin. The first site opened in 2014 in West Hampstead, West End Lane, and a second one followed 2015 in the City. Both sites have recently been sold.

David is keen to share his expertise and learning, helping other chefs, restaurant owners and related businesses. His non-executive roles include Treboom Brewery, a microbrewery in Yorkshire. He is a founding partner and business mentor to the executive team. Recently David joined the board of The Frog, with Adam Handling and has helped close the financing and opening of the second site on Southampton St, Covent Garden.

David was thrilled to be invited to sit on the board of Trustees for the Charity, The Cockpit Arts, an award winning creative incubator & social enterprise for designer makers based in Holborn and Deptford. He is now in his fourth year working with the charity.

Entrepreneurship is a skill David embraces and he joins the likes of Doug Richard (previous Dragonís Den) as a figurehead for Citrus Saturday - a charity that provides young entrepreneurs (age 8 upwards) with the right skill-set to understand the world of business by making and selling their own lemonade. David inspires the kids and is a regular at the events.
Wrath - What makes you angry about the†hospitality†industry?
David Moore Seven Sins
I'm generally an easy going person, pretty relaxed and donít get angry, life is too short. But, there are little things that niggle me; itís the open credit card totting for an extra tip when itís included that narks me.
Greed - If all your food fantasies came true what would be on your Plate?
David Moore Seven Sins
It would be eggs and white truffles. Lightly toasted sour dough, soft poached eggs and a mountain of white truffle.
Sloth - What do you do to unwind?
David Moore Seven Sins
There is only one place that I truly kickback and unwind, that is in our mobile home in Ireland on the Wexford coast. There is nothing to do but sit back chill; swimming in the Irish sea, fishing and playing with the kids.
Pride - What are you most proud of?
David Moore Seven Sins
I used to say that Pied ŗ Terre was my first child and that it was Pied ŗ Terre that I was most proud of, but that was before I had children. I became a dad pretty late in life, I was 42 when we had our first daughter, I have 2 girls, Fauve & Frankie, and they are what makes me most proud.
Lust - Is there anything that you are still lusting to achieve?
David Moore Seven Sins
I want to make Pied ŗ Terre as good as it can be, and push every day to make it the best it can be. We had 2 stars for 12 years and itís getting that second star back that I truly lust after.
Envy - who are you most envious of?
David Moore Seven Sins
This is very tricky, I canít think of a person per se, but can think of attributes that Iím envious of, such as, a sharp wit, well read, amazing palate.
Gluttony - have you ever over indulged?†
David Moore Seven Sins
If Iím over indulging itís going to be with good Burgundy both white and red are a real weakness for me. You open the bottle and Iíll be there...
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