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    Chris Galvin is Chef patron of Galvin at Windows, the London Hilton on Park Lane. He began his career as a chef began 30 years ago working under Antony Worrall-Thompson in a neighbourhood restaurant, before he joined the Ritz hotel in London where he was trained and inspired by Michael Quinn. 

    In 1984, Chris joined Paul Gayler at Inigo Jones as chef poissonier.  He teamed with Worrall-Thompson again in New York as head chef at Menage à Trois, before returning to London and working at L’Escargot and The Lanesborough Hotel.  Chris joined Conran Restaurants and launched Orrery in 1997, gaining a Michelin star in 2000.

    He subsequently became chef patron of Almeida Restaurant & Bar, which opened in Islington in 2001, and he was later promoted to chef director for Conran Restaurants.  In 2003, Chris joined The Wolseley as executive chef.  During his time there, the restaurant won numerous accolades, including Time Out Restaurant of the Year, AA London Restaurant of the Year, and inclusion in Restaurant Magazine’s ‘50 Best Restaurants’ for two consecutive years. 

    Chris and his brother Jeff Galvin opened Galvin Bistrot de Luxe in September 2005 showcasing fine, but affordable French food in an informal ambience. Galvin was awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin in 2006.  In May 2006 Chris Galvin joined The London Hilton on Park Lane as chef patron of their newly refurbished 28th floor restaurant, Galvin at Windows.  In January 2007, Galvin at Windows was tipped as a rising star by Michelin Guides, suggesting there is a high possibility that the restaurant will be awarded a Michelin star in 2008.

    Television experience:

    • Saturday Kitchen, BBC1, September 2006
    • Masterchef, BBC2, Spring 2006, February 2007

    Galvin at Windows Awards:

    • Rémy Martin London Restaurant Award, 2006
    • Best front of house, Tatler restaurant awards 2007
    • Rising Star, Michelin guide 2007