Meet the Team

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Emiliano Isufi

Managing Director 

Emiliano started his restaurant career in 2001 working at Sir Terrance Conrans Butlers Wharf Chop House, he then moved to work for Gordon Ramsey’s Michelin star restaurant at the Connaught hotel. Quickly rising through the ranks he became a manager at Greig’s in Mayfair and later managed the Zebrano groups Carnaby Street restaurant, club and bar. Emiliano’s whole career has centred around providing the very best service to his guests and the best working environment for his staff.

 

 

28-50 Julien Baris Executive Chef

Julien Baris

Executive Chef

Having grown up in the world-renowned Bordeaux region of France, Julien’s love of premium cuisine and world-class wines was instilled from a young age. He honed his craft in the kitchens of a number of Michelin-starred restaurants in France and moved to London to work as the Head Chef at Aubaine, before joining 28°-50° in 2014. Julien leads a skilled team of talented international chefs to deliver delicious, seasonally-led Modern European dishes.

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Helena Magdaleno

Restaurant Manager 
Hailing from Madrid, Helena is an accomplished General Manager with a wealth of rich experience in hospitality. Her academic achievements span multiple degrees in Tourism & Hospitality Management and International Relations, and as a polyglot proficient in five languages, her remarkable talent makes her an invaluable asset to 28°-50°.
 
Helena’s professional journey includes roles at prestigious establishments such as the Ritz-Carlton Madrid, the Ritz-Carlton Barcelona, and the Mandarin Oriental in London, where she excelled in Guest Relations and Revenue Management.
28-50 Jules Head Sommelier

Jules Bensacq

Group Head Sommelier

Hailing from Bordeaux in France, Jules’ passion for wine led him to join 28°-50° as a sommelier and is now the head sommelier. Bringing years of experience from the Grands Crus Classés in Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and Burgundy, Jules has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the great names in French viticulture. Finalist of the European Competition of Young Wine Professionals 2017 and graduate in wines and spirits management, Jules loves sharing his expertise with fellow wine lovers!