By JOE TAGER
“I have much faith in Silla and her teams’ abilities. Silla was originally the head chef and continues to help develop the menus for Feng Sushi; it is her insistence on only serving seasonal and sustainable dishes, recruiting and training top quality staff and developing a warm relationship with all customers, whether eat-in or delivery, that I believe sets Feng Sushi apart from the competition.”
Famously, Luke took control of Pizza Express with partners in 1993. He grew the business from 12 owned restaurants to over 250. He sold out in 1999 and started Signature Restaurants, which owned The Ivy and Le Caprice, as well as the Belgo chain, selling the business in 2005. He started the Strada restaurant concept from scratch and took the chain to 30 units and sold it in late 2005.
Luke was Chairman of Channel 4 Television Corporation from January 2004 to January 2010. In that time he appointed a new CEO and saw the organisation enjoy record ratings and revenues.