When Pierre first came to London he worked for the Roux Brothers at Le Gavroche as a commis de cuisine. He was quickly promoted to sous chef and stayed at Le Gavroche until October 1971. He was then appointed private chef for Mr Cazalet - former horse trainer to the Queen Mother. In June 1972 he took up the position of Chef/Manager of the Waterside Inn, Bray on Thames, where held two Michelin Stars. In 1977 he opened La Tante Claire, where he achieved his first Michelin Star in 1978, a second in 1980 and a third in 1993. La Tante Claire is recommended in leading guides such as: AA Guide (5 Rosettes), The Good Food Guide, Gault & Millau, Harden, Zagat (Top Food Ranking), Relais & Chateaux (Relais Gourmand). Pierre has also published two books; Memories of Gascony - the 1991 Glenfiddich Book of the Year - followed in 1992 by La Tante Claire which was the Andre Simon Memorial Fund Book of the Year.
Rex has worked all his life in catering and for many leading businesses in the hospitality sector including Chef & Brewer, Wimpy, Playboy and The Royal Garden Hotel. Rex opened his first restaurant (Jake's) in Hollywood Road, Chelsea in 1974, and in 1977 acquired Busby's restaurant, again in Chelsea. He then launched another Chelsea restaurant called Foxtrot Oscar. Over 20 years or so, 'FO' became something of a London social institution and two more FOs were opened in 1997 and 1999. During this period he was highly involved in a new restaurant dining concept called CharBar. In 2002, Rex sold his shares in the group and is now a full time Restaurant Doctor.
Terry - an ex restaurateur - is TRD's marketing man. He is a specialist direct marketing consultant and copywriter who has helped many restaurateurs develop and implement effective advertising and business development strategies. Apart from offering expert advice on pure sales-related matters, Terry is also a number cruncher who understands the relevance and significance of restaurant ratios; so if you're paying too much, or charging too little, he'll tell you.