Elena Salvoni, 90s, Maitre d’

Today I have the honor of bringing you this interview with a legendary figure in the London restaurant scene. During a career that spanned seven decades, 90 year old maitre d’ Elena Salvoni has catered to a long list of icons – from Princess Diana, to Sean Connery, Maria Callas, and Ella Fitzgerald (to name a few) – befriending them and earning the nickname of “Queen of Soho.” Elena’s warmth and generosity are unparalleled. And so are her energy and enthusiasm for work.

In these two video clips, Elena talks about her career path and her family life. I hope you’ll find them as inspirational as I did. Enjoy!




Special thanks to Ellen Vivet & Sara Fox for setting up this interview!