Fred Sirieix is a familiar voice for British audiences. Born in France his native French accent has become a popular choice for clients, especially those within hospitality, looking to hire a recognisable voice full of sophistication.
Fred is best recognised for being the charismatic host and maître d’ on the BAFTA Award-winning Channel 4 show First Dates (2015-). His TV career continued to flourish with him as the host of the BBC show Million Pound Menu (2018-2019), a Dragon’s Den-style programme which saw restaurant entrepreneurs go head-to-head to secure a life-changing investment for their business.
Away from the TV screen, Fred is a dynamic and highly driven businessman and a true ambassador for the hospitality and service industry.
Thanks to his dedication, hard work and passion, Fred Sirieix has won many individual, as well as team, awards from the most prestigious restaurant-related organisations.
Under Fred’s leadership, his restaurant Galvin at Windows won the Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year (Hotel Cateys 2007), the Best Front of House (Tatler Awards 2007), the Food Service Award (AA Awards 2014) and Best Hotel Bar (Imbibe Awards 2009). In 2010, he was nominated for Manager of the Year at the Cateys Awards – an award he won in 2013 – followed by being named Personality of the Year at the 2011 National Restaurant awards thanks to his charity work and promotion of his profession. In 2012, he was voted Imbibe’s Educator of the Year; Imbibe then nominated him for the Industry Legend of the Year 2014 award. Later that year he received an Honorary MBA in Business Administration from the University of West London.
Fred is passionate about training and staff development. In 2012, he launched National Waiters Day, a day dedicated to celebrating all front-of-house staff as a means to motivate all those in the hospitality industry and to inspire those looking at careers in the industry. Fred is very involved with many of his own charitable activities and when time allows, he is happy to speak and support other charities and worthwhile causes.
Fred also runs his own podcast, Oh La La by Fred Sirieix, where he talks to guests about what motivates them, what makes them happy, what they love and what they laugh at, and most importantly – what makes them say “oh la la!”
Fred’s boundless energy and comfortable style, make him the perfect recognisable voice to lead any important campaign, and with customer service at the forefront of Fred’s ethos, hospitality and customer lead voiceovers are his niches.
Clients: AbbVie, Badoit, BaxterStorey, BBC Worldwide, Bentley, Harrods, Miele and Pizza Hut
With his career in hospitality and entrepreneurial background, Fred is also a popular and engaging events host and public speaker available to hire here at Great British Speakers.