Throughout his career, Richard has been in charge of looking after the ever-expanding portfolio of top-quality restaurants in the north of England and is currently the Executive Chef of Gary Usher’s Elite Bistros. One of the UKs most admirable restaurant groups, Elite Bistros boasts a portfolio of six superb restaurants amongst its ranks. Richard has been a key part of that expansion having joined in 2016 to take the helm at Hispi, subsequently becoming Gary’s right-hand man and helped open Wreckfish in Liverpool, Pinion in Prescot and most recently Kala in Manchester City Centre.

As far as chef careers go, Richard’s started relatively late as he never envisioned a career as a chef.  A couple of jobs in gastropubs followed, but it wasn’t until he worked for Darren Rowe at The Bay Horse in Roughlee that he discovered a deeper enjoyment and passion for cooking.