Ex-Goldman trader opens London restaurant

Seth Levine headed home one day from his job on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with Goldman Sachs.

He noticed a line of people close to the corner of 54th Street and Lexington Avenue and asked, 'What's going on ?'

Bloomberg News reports that it was a queue to audition for Gordon Ramsay's reality TV show, Hell's Kitchen. Dressed in his business suit, Levine joined the back of the line. A few weeks later, he was in Los Angeles filming for the show's fifth series, which aired in 2009.

Six years on, Levine presides over three restaurants in New York — Hotel Chantelle, Penthouse808 at Ravel Hotel, and The Stand — and has opened Hotel Chantelle London near Oxford Street.

Why would anyone quit Goldman to become a chef ? As career moves go, surely it is out of the frying pan and into the fire. (Levine had made it to Goldman via a smaller firm, Walter N. Frank & Co., which Goldman acquired.)

To access the complete Bloomberg News article hit the link below:

Goldman Trader-Turned-New York Chef Opens Restaurant in London

Momentum Chasers Dominate as Top Currency Strategy Is to Pile On

JefferiesAnd the Best Place to Work in the global financial markets 2017 is...

Register for Financial Markets News Alerts