Rachel Humphrey joined Le Gavroche as an apprentice in 1996, working her way up to become the first female head chef at Le Gavroche in its 40 year history. As Head Chef, Rachel manages the entire kitchen - from preparation to plating up under the watchful eye of Michel Roux Jr. Rachel moved from apprentice to first Commis in 1998, became Chef de Partie in 2003 and was appointed Sous Chef in 2004 before taking the reins as Head Chef in April 2008. Loves sport and is a Luton Town FC Fan.
Emmanuel started at Le Gavroche as commis waiter in 1998, progressing to Maitre d', 1er Maitre d' and assistant manager. Chef Patron Michel Roux Jr. summarised the transition as follows: "Silvano is an institution, a dear friend, and so very loved by Le Gavroche and our customers. But with every closing chapter comes the start of a new one, and we are confident that Emmanuel will continue the tradition of excellence Silvano has built for so many years. These are exciting times."
Monica was born in Samoa and raised in New Zealand, where she completed her training as a chef. She has worked for Le Gavroche for more than 10 years, starting her career as Commis Chef, at the beginning of 1999. Since then, Monica has worked her way up through the ranks, to her current role of Senior Sous Chef. She gained a public profile in 2009, when she acted as one of the judges, alongside Michel Roux Jr, in the second series of MasterChef: The Professionals. Monica is married to Le Gavroche's Head Sommelier David Galetti, with whom she has a daughter. Hates football but a passionate All Blacks Fan. Once had Martin Johnson in a head lock.
David Galetti became Le Gavroche's Head Sommelier in June 2008, having first started his career with the restaurant in 2001 as an assistant to the sommelier. He continued in the role of assistant up until 2004, when he moved to Mauritius to manage another Roux venture, Le Gavroche Des Tropiques. David is married to the restaurant's Senior Sous Chef Monica Galetti, with whom he has a daughter.
Ursula & Silvia
Born in Austria, identical twins Silvia and Ursula Perberschlager are an important part of the Le Gavroche front of house team. Having worked at the restaurant since 2001, Silvia and Ursula have a passion for anything Japanese and both hold the position Maître d'hôtel. The twins are well known to the regular customers, who often say that they can only tell them apart, because Silvia wears a Le Gavroche pin, whilst Ursula does not.