• The World's 50 Best Restaurants
  • Hélène Pietrini


    Hélène joined The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World's 50 Best Bars in 2016, after moving from her native France to London. A brand builder with extensive experience in marketing and communication, Hélène has held international roles in the beauty and hospitality sectors, including as strategic marketing director for Relais & Châteaux and publishing director of the premium gastronomy magazine 3 Étoiles. When she isn’t scuba diving or filming sharks in remote locations, true foodie Hélène is usually found eating out with fellow gastronomes.

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  • William Drew


    William is the Group Editor of The World's 50 Best Restaurants and The World's 50 Best Bars. He has been a journalist and editor for two decades, spanning business-to-business and consumer magazines, as well as national newspapers. He is a former editor of style magazine Arena and continues to write and comment on food and restaurants in the UK and international media. He is privileged to have eaten in a healthy proportion of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, though the experience hasn’t been so healthy for his waistline.

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  • Tiago Restani


    Tiago joined The World’s 50 Best Restaurants team in 2016 after moving to London from the sunny Algarve in Portugal. A marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience, both in agencies and client side, Tiago has led international fashion projects and delivered unforgettable experiential events to luxury brands. As part of this team he fulfils his passion for cooking and discovering new fine dining experiences around the world.

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  • Roger Betriu


    Roger joined The World’s 50 Best portfolio after The World’s 50 Best Bars became part of William Reed Business Media in 2017. Roger was the Commercial Director for hospitality, the wine and spirits magazine and events at Drinks International. He has over 10 years of experience in marketing and sales in the publishing sector and played a key role in the creation of The World’s 50 Best Bars brand. He has previously held roles in the aviation, hospitality and drink sectors. Roger is originally from Barcelona.

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  • Laura Price


    Laura is responsible for all content across The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World's 50 Best Bars, including video, websites, articles, live event coverage and the #50BestTalks thought-leadership series. After working for many years as a financial journalist, Laura joined the 50 Best team in 2014 with a view to combining her three main passions: food, travel and writing. Laura has a soft spot for Latin America and has lived in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Ireland. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is also a qualified translator.

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  • Emer Schlosser


    Emer joined the 50 Best team all the way from Canada, home to hockey and poutine. She began as an entertainment journalist, weaving her way through advertising copywriting and on to the wonderful world of social media. Her expertise in the latter is put to use through all of The World's 50 Best Restaurants and The World's 50 Best Bars platforms and she is charging forward with exciting new marketing plans. When not immersed in all things 50 Best, she pursues her passion for film, food and travel.

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  • Rikki Tidball


    A long-serving member of the William Reed Hospitality team, Rikki has worked on business events across the portfolio, from the UK's National Restaurant Awards and Publican Awards to international study tours in Copenhagen, Cannes and Chicago. After nine years helping to organise The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, she now joins the team full-time to manage the global 50 Best events programme, which includes Latin America and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars.

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  • Kate Ransley


    Kate is responsible for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars partnerships portfolios. She has a diverse background working on corporate events and international food and wine festivals, having lived and worked in New Zealand for two years. Kate holds an ESA Diploma in Sponsorship, allowing her to help 50 Best’s partners leverage their campaigns according to industry best practice. She has travelled the globe, making sure to indulge her love of local cuisine along the way.

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  • James Andrews


    James joined 50 Best in 2019 to combine his extensive sponsorship sales experience and his passion for the food world. He began his media career at Euromoney, where he worked as Publisher and Sponsorship Sales Manager. Prior to this, James lived in Beijing for three years, where he studied Mandarin, taught English to children and worked as a Curriculum Developer for an English language training school. James is a keen globe trotter – he’s now been to 61 countries and is looking forward to visiting the remaining 134 – and food discoverer.

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  • Giulia Sgarbi


    Giulia joined the 50 Best team in 2017, after studying communications in Italy, Spain and the UK, and starting her editorial career writing hotel reviews in London. As Content Creator, she contributes to 50 Best’s coverage of restaurant news, features and events worldwide, produces live event coverage and manages the liaison with chefs and bartenders. Giulia is also a qualified volleyball coach, speaks three languages and equally loves writing, travelling and eating.

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  • Persia Samandi


    Persia is responsible for managing the #Worlds50Best restaurants and #50BestBars social platforms. Supporting Emer Schlosser, she creates content whilst building and maintaining relationships with the wider 50 Best community, including TasteHunters. In her spare time you’ll find her exploring foodie spots and sipping on cocktails around the globe, getting creative in the kitchen or simply scrolling through her Instagram on the lookout for the latest gourmet news.

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  • Rose Hobbs


    Rose joined the 50 Best team as Multimedia Producer in 2019 to put to good use her skills and love for all forms of visual communication that can tell powerful and inspirational stories. Brought up between Italy and England, she has previously worked on video and communication campaigns for cultural initiatives. She loves all things foodie, exploring new cultures through dishes, hiking in the woods, and good art-house movies.

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  • Hester Doran


    Hester joined the 50 Best team in 2018 as Events Coordinator to help manage the events within the 50 Best portfolio, including The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars. Previously part of William Reed's hospitality division, Hester has worked on events such as the UK's National Restaurant Awards, The Publican Awards and The Great British Pub Awards. Hester is also a champion baker and runs her own cupcake business on the side.

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  • Holly Mobsby


    Holly has been working with the 50 Best team since 2016, helping to manage events such as The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, The World’s 50 Best Bars and #50BestTalks. As Events and Marketing Executive, she puts her organisation skills to great effect, producing print materials, coordinating guest lists and working with agencies around the world to create flawless events. She and her partner also runs their own web design business.

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  • Tim Brooke-Webb


    Tim is the Managing Director of the Hospitality Division of William Reed Business Media, and has overall responsibility for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants series. He also oversees Restaurant magazine, The Morning Advertiser, Big Hospitality and MCA Report.

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    +44 (0) 1293 610401

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    +44 (0)1293 610444

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