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About Us


I am Francois , born & raised in Corsica, France. I have started Roastino Gourmet Restaurant late 2012 in Hemel Hempstead, Herts.

After an initial 8 months apprenticeship bakery and catering school in Corsica in 1974, I have worked in several French local bakeries and later London and Bournemouth restaurants in the late 70's / early 80's and also under Raymond Blanc at "Les Quat' Saisons, Summertown" ,Oxford  followed by 4 very profitable & exiting years as demi-chef & Chef on board of cruise liners ( Royal Viking Sky and Pacific Princess ) in mid  80's.

In 1989 we created with my Cornish wife Julie in Herts & Bucks ( Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Chesham, Amersham ) several delicatessen ( the French Bakery & Julie's deli ) and restaurants, while I was wholesaling imported food. From a strong 6 refrigerated van sales operation ( T/a Rungis Direct ) we were based in Tottenham servicing nation wide independent shop keepers, butchers and delis...

Roastino at 170 the Marlowes is a very popular venue in Hemel Hempstead with a Gourmet Cafe / Brasserie as well as online business to retail and wholesale our most popular dishes while adhering and respecting the rules of the https://www.slowfood.org.uk/ .