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The London Edition announces four key appointments

David Stanton, general manager, said the hotel is ‘thrilled to be welcoming Lomas, Callegari and D’Aniello to the Edition family’ and ‘delighted’ that Poptelecan will be taking over the executive chef role

The London Edition has announced the appointments of Andrei Poptelecan as executive chef, Anne Lomas as director of food and beverage, Anthony Callegari as bar manager and Giuseppe D’Aniello as head sommelier. 

Poptelecan has worked at the hotel for seven years and is set to “head up” the Berners Tavern. 

Lomas will oversee all aspects and operations of the hotel’s food and beverage programme, bringing with her a “wealth of experience” having previously held the position of director of restaurants at The Savoy

The hotel has said Callegari joins the hotel from Mortimer House and is set to oversee all hotel bar offerings, including Punch Room, Lobby Bar and the Berners Tavern bar offering. 

Joining The Edition from The Lanesborough, the hotel also said D’Aniello will be responsible for its wine programme, having been in the wine industry for over ten years.

David Stanton, general manager at The London Edition, said: “Each of them brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the hotel and we’re looking forward to the new team working together to continue to enhance the hotel’s food and beverage concepts.”

Jason Atherton, restaurant director, added: ‘I’m thrilled for Andrei to be promoted to executive chef at Berners Tavern. He has worked with us for over six years, supporting Phil, therefore I’m happy to be able to reward his loyalty with the top job of filling Phil’s very big shoes.”

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